East Park merge with Ashdown Forest Group

September 5, 2018 at 2:34 pm

Ashdown Forest RDA Group has sadly had to cease operating, and asked East Park RDA to merge with them and take over their equipment and remaining funds.  The merger went smoothly and we all look forward to working together and an exciting future.

Tim Stockdale has long been a supporter of Ashdown Forest RDA and has offered his continued support. Tim is probably one of the best known faces in British Show Jumping and a top international show jumper. He first represented Great Britain in 1988. He has now represented his country on over 50 occasions in Nation’s Cup teams including the 2002 World Equestrian Games, the 2008 Olympic Games in China and the 2009 European Championships.

Grants and Donations

September 5, 2018 at 2:27 pm

The generosity of grant makers never ceases to amaze us.  We have received two generous grants:

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is a grant making registered charity which was established primarily to aid the research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability by making grants to voluntary organisations working in this field. They have supported us in the past, and have kindly granted us £1,000 to purchase new riding hats.

The Hedley Foundation is a grant giving charitable foundation which supports small to medium sized charities which work with young people.  They have kindly granted us £1,078 to purchase a new harness for one of our driving ponies.

In addition, the Horley Lions Club, have donated £1,000 from the proceeds of their annual horse show, for which we provide the judges.  Lions Member Andrew presented Sally O’Neill with the cheque at our base at Little Brook Equestrian.




Great success for our riders at the Regional Challenge

May 10, 2018 at 2:15 pm

The Regional Challenge was held at the Felbridge Showground on 1st May, and the weather was infinitely better than last year.  Our riders excelled themselves, with 5 riders qualifying to go up to the National Championships at Hartpury in July.  All the riders except for Darcy are from the visually impaired unit at St Stephen’s School, South Godstone.

The results were:

Junior Countryside Challenge National Qualifiers

Lead –

1st Darcy riding Liquorice QUALIFIED

2nd Orla riding Star QUALIFIED

3rd Jasmin riding Liquorice QUALIFIED

Lead + side walker

1st Zoe riding Star QUALIFIED

2nd Evie-Mae riding Guy QUALIFIED

Joint 3rd Kyle  & Ghaalib

5th Erin


Generous donation from Songbirds Choir

May 2, 2018 at 3:40 pm

Songbirds, a community fundraising choir based in Crawley, kindly chose us as one of their three charities for the current year.  Several of our trustees attended a brilliant Carol Concert they held in early December.

We have now received a donation of £400 from them, which is most generous, and will help us with the costs of keeping our disabled children riding.

More information about Songbird’s activities can be found on www.songbirdschoir.co.uk.  If you get a chance to attend one of their concerts, do so, they are very enjoyable.


Help us Fundraise via the Tandridge Lottery!

April 3, 2018 at 6:21 pm

We have signed up with the Tandridge Together Lottery, a weekly draw supporting good causes in the Tandridge District.  Of each £1 ticket purchased we receive 50p directly, and another 10p goes into a general fund to be shared between all the good causes.  The draw takes place each Saturday, with prizes of up to £25,000 and every ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize.

Please sign up for tickets and chance your luck for a big prize, while supporting your favourite RDA charity.

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