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Ace’s March Blog

I got a nice new coat. Just as well cos spring hasn’t quite sprung here yet. My new hacking partner is Katie. I have been leading her round the gallops so she can get used to some new routes. Been quite surprised that she has done what I say and stay behind me all the […more]

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Sarah Jane’s Special Delivery

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We had a surprise visit from our friend Sarah Jane Hunter today. Not only did she take a morning off her own horse duties to come and see Thornton Rose at work but she had a big fat cheque for £800 in her pocket. She had been out on a sponsored endurance event and […more]

Thornton Rose launch MyDonate Page

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The peeps at Thornton Rose have now set up a MyDonate page so that they can accept donations from members of the public and claim back gift aid where appropriate. Chairman Jeff Allan said, “We have a lot of friends of Thornton Rose who give us donations throughout the year. This page will allow […more]

RDA announces charity partnership with Wolf Run

RDA has become the official charity partner for the April event at Warwickshire’s Wolf Run, it was announced today. The charity, which works throughout the UK, will benefit from fundraising …Read More > […more]

Make your vote count for Horses

The UK’s equine industry is valuable and vibrant, contributing over £7bn to the economy annually, and bringing pleasure to millions of riders and horse lovers across the country. Horses are …Read More > […more]

Bobbysocks wins BETA ‘Year of the Horse’ competition

Long-serving RDA pony, Bobbysocks, has been crowned winner of BETA ‘Year of the Horse’ competition. In a low-key ceremony at the Leicestershire RDA centre where he lives and works, Bobbysocks …Read More > […more]

Ace’s February Blog

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I’ve been told that you should visit https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/thorntonroserda Maybe you can do something to help us?

Was a bit embarrassed the other day. I caught Oisin getting his chest and armpits shaved. I didn’t know where to look. If it was one of the mare’s… well ok ….. […more]

People’s Postcode Lottery awards RDA an additional £25k

We are delighted to confirm that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded RDA an additional £25,000 in funding.  Since the Lottery’s launch in 2008 an amazing £58.6 million has …Read More > […more]

Nominations for the 2015 Gala Awards are now OPEN

  Nominate now to be part of the Gala Awards Wednesday 30 September 2015, The Long Room at Lords Cricket Ground, London Tell us about the outstanding achievements of RDA …Read More > […more]

HETI(UK) 2015 Spring Forum – Horses in Education and Therapy International

HETI(UK) 2015 Spring Forum – Horses in Education and Therapy International You are invited to the next Forum onThursday, 19th March, 2015The Forum will meet at the Fortune Centre of Riding …Read More > […more]

Introduction to therapeutic Riding

‘Introduction to therapeutic Riding’, a new study day for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists interested in assisting riders with disabilities and RDA Groups or for therapists who are already working with …Read More > […more]

RDA launches project to build Centre of Excellence in Central Scotland

RDA has launched a project to build a new centre of excellence for riding and carriage driving in the centre of Scotland, following the forced closure of Bannockburn RDA last …Read More > […more]

Ace’s January 2015 Blog

Happy New 2015 to all my readers. I hope you had a great time and the party party antics in Hill 60 didn’t disturb you too much. Been faced with awful weather this month. The wind and rain has been bad. The wind was so strong it nearly blew me of my feet. I […more]

RDA and British Dressage National Classification Policy for Para-Equestrians

RDA and British Dressage have launched a National Classification Policy for Para-equestrian which is designed to give clearer guidance and offer a more structured system in line with that used …Read More > […more]