Dormansland Horse & Dog Show

March 15, 2021 at 1:19 pm

We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the charities for the Dormansland Horse and Dog Show which is due to take place on Sunday 5th September 2021 at Carewell Farm, St Piers Lane. This is our first fundraising event for over a year and is very welcome. DHDS are looking for stall-holders and entries. Please see their facebook page for further details.

Welcome support from our generous friends

January 26, 2021 at 10:20 am

Although we have not had any riding sessions since last March, our ponies still need to be cared for and we are very grateful that our many generous friends have not forgotten us. The Sussex Wanderers MG Car Club have donated £1,400, East Grinstead Lions £300 and numerous other private donations total £4,377. This kindness will help us to keep our ponies fed, watered and exercised until we can start riding again. We hope this might be after Easter, for at least one school which can come as a bubble, and are keeping our fingers crossed.

A Plea for help

March 27, 2020 at 12:19 pm

During these difficult times, we have no regular income, but we still have to keep our ponies. The cost of feed, bedding, exercising them is considerable and if anyone can make a donation, however small, it would be very welcome.

We now have a donation portal at Virgin Money Giving. Please click on the red button on the right to donate. Thank you in advance for your help.

Ted

Greenstede Lodge donate fantastic £1,500

February 2, 2020 at 3:34 pm

Thursday 23rd January saw Sally (accompanied by Liquorice & Sparky ) presented with a cheque for £1,500 on behalf of Greenstede Lodge of Sussex Masons, part of The Provincial Grand Lodge of Sussex In the United Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of England. Sussex Freemasonry work endlessly to encourage opportunity, promote independence and improve the well being for disadvantaged and vulnerable people throughout the whole UK. As well as individuals, they support hundreds of charities across England & Wales. Their grants fund a range of projects for later life & early years, as well as hospices & medical research. We are very grateful for their generous donation.

Special Saddle for our riders

February 2, 2020 at 3:29 pm

In December the St Silvans Area Charity were made aware that a local school they have helped in the past bring 12 children riding each week with East Park. Some of these children have high sensory needs and it was felt they could benefit from riding bareback but it needed to be as safe an experience as possible. Following some research by Lysa, who coaches the group, a solution was found – The Total Contact Saddle. The saddle was designed to give the closest possible contact with the horse whilst keeping the security of stirrups. The minimalist design strips away unnecessary padding, tree, cantle and pommel to deliver direct communication between horse and rider. The rider can now really feel the horse which is exactly the point for our pupils. The charity sprang into action and despite Christmas and the New Year getting in the way, ordered the saddle which arrived in time for the new term. The pupils were very excited to welcome Judy Whittaker and Alan Fyfe from the charity to their weekly lesson where the saddle was presented to Annie China-O’Neill.