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.

Vote for us to be Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year

June 14, 2017 at 4:53 pm

We are delighted to report that we have once again been chosen for the shortlist of three charities which shoppers at Sainsbury’s East Grinstead branch can vote for to be the Branch’s Local Charity of the Year.  Two years ago we were voted in, thanks to the many supporters who voted for us, and the total raised, including a donation from Sainsbury’s plastic bag fund, was a fantastic £8,210.

So once again we are asking you to support us by voting for us, either in store each time you shop, or online at www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk. Voting opened on Monday, so we are already a couple of days behind, and closes on 25th June.  The winner will be announced between 2nd-9th July.

Please get shopping and get voting!

 

Success for our riders at the Regional Challenge

June 10, 2017 at 3:58 pm

On Tuesday 6th June, as the rain poured and the wind blew, four of our six entries qualified for the National Champoinships being held at Hartpury  from 14th to the 16th July.

Amy and Leroy both rode Rosie and Kyle and Jasmine both rode Liquorice, and will now compete in the Countryside Challenge at the Nationals.

The RDA Countryside Challenge is a development of the skills acquired in RDA sessions. the course being focused upon school movements, both challenging and stimulating the rider, but with the focus being on “fun”. During the course, riders have the opportunity to put their skills to the test through challenging tasks, going through a farm gate into the farmyard encountering sheep and hens! Steering, balance and confidence are all put to the test.

We wish all our riders the best of luck.

Volunteers

May 7, 2017 at 10:53 am

More volunteers would be much appreciated. please contact Sally at Little Brook or use the contact form on the webpage.