East Park qualify for Nationals

July 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

After attending the Regional Championships on 6th June, four of our young riders; Jasmine, Kyle, Leeroy and Amy.qualified for the Nationals at Hartpury in Gloucestershire last weekend, accompanied by their parents for moral support.

Jasmine was placed 4th in her class – The Countryside Junior Challenge. Leeroy and Amy were placed 4th and 6th respectively in their class, with Kyle unplaced.

The collage designed by pupils of St.Stephens School was placed an admirable 4th in the National Competition.

East Grinstead’s Mayor presents Awards

July 8, 2017 at 11:06 am

On Thursday 6th July East Park RDA played host to East Grinstead Mayor Mrs. Julie  Mockford who gave up her valuable  time to present Certificates and Rosettes to children from the Visually Impaired Unit  at St. Stephens School, Godstone.

The morning began with a display of the children’s riding ability, watched by proud parents who came to give their support.

The Mayor then presented Certificates and Rosettes to the children in recognition of their various achievements over the year, which included; Horse Riding, Carriage Driving, Horse Knowledge and Endeavour Awards, where the children chose various targets to work on and improve.

One of the children received a special award, ASDAN – an award earned by completing a substantial project evidencing knowledge and practical skills in assimilating information, research and mobility which took a year to complete.

We are always looking for volunteers to help run our group here at East Park RDA. Without whom we would not be able to continue. So if you have a spare hour or two in the week, please call Sally at Little Brook Equestrian on 01342 837546.

A tremendous boost to our funding from Sainsbury’s

June 3, 2016 at 6:45 pm

Our year as Sainsbury’s East Grinstead Local Charity of the Year finished on 31st May.  During the year we held three bag packing events with an awareness stand, and the staff at Sainsbury’s held a number of fundraising events themselves.  Our collection buckets have been on the checkouts for most of the year.

The result has exceeded all our expectations with £6,547 raised.  Sainsbury’s are delighted, but not as delighted as we are!

To cap it all, Sainsbury’s have added another £1,573 from their carrier bag scheme, making a grand total of £8,210 raised.

We are very grateful to Sainsbury’s East Grinstead for giving us the opportunity to fund raise in their store, and to all their staff and colleagues for their fund-raising efforts.  We must also thank all those who threw their pennies in the buckets, not just on our bag packing days but throughout the year.

Thank you one and all.


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Latin Dancing fundraiser topped up by Barclays Bank!

March 28, 2016 at 1:43 pm

On Saturday 12th April we held a Latin Dancing Night at the Copthorne Gatwick Hotel.  £1005 was raised on the night, which was topped up by match funding from Barclays Bank, who gave us an additional £1000.  Fifty-four people enjoyed a three course meal before putting on their dancing shoes and taking part in the free beginners Salsa lesson provided by Horsham Salsa.



Our thanks are due to Barclays Bank, Copthorne Gatwick Hotel, Al Murrell the DJ, John Riley of Horsham Salsa for the Latin music, Duncan Fraser of Horsham Salsa for the beginners’ lesson, Karina Lee and JubyLee Bakes (winners of the Gatwick Diamond 2016 Young Start-up Talent) for the table favours, Slinkies Events for room décor, and Claire Morgan for her great help in many ways.

The following kindly donated raffle prizes: Afternoon Tea for 2 – Copthorne Gatwick Hotel; Private Golf Lesson – My Golf Academy; 18 Holes of Golf – Horne Park Golf Club; Simulator time at Horne Golf Club – My Golf Academy; Gents Haircut – Middle Row Barbers, East Grinstead; Sunday Lunch plus pudding for 2 – Crawley Down Social Club; School Hall Hire – Maidenbower Junior School; Ladies Cut and Blow Dry – Coco Salon, Maidenbower; Hair Extension money off voucher – Xtensions-Kristina Bower; 39” Gordon Ramsey Canvas – Sara Beswick; Necklace – Lulu Lockets; Bottle of Crofts Finest Reserve Port – Linda Killick; Teddy Bear made and donated by Carole Williams; Baylis and Harding Gift set – Diana Parisi; 2 lots of 2 vouchers to Horsham Salsa lessons – Horsham Salsa; £20 voucher for handmade soaps – Heyland and Whittle, Crawley; Cupcakes – Karina Lee and JubyLee Bakes.



Bucket Collection at Sainsbury’s this weekend

August 1, 2015 at 7:47 am

We will be at Sainsbury’s this weekend from 10 till 1 with an awareness stand so do come along and find out all about us.  We will be helping customers pack their groceries and hoping we are good enough at it to earn a donation!