Assessments for joining the helper scheme can take place on any Pony Day subject to Pony Club membership. This will include testing for the mini grooming and tacking up badge and basic safety checks, so please come prepared.
Thanks to everyone who helped at the cake sale, raising the fantastic amount of £480. To gain your Pony Club Fundraising badge, members are required to help fund raising on 4 different occasions. Poster making will count as one, cake making another, helping on the cake day will also count. Keep an eye out for the other fundraising ideas that will happen this year and once you have logged your 4, let Emma know and you can be awarded your badge.
Individual Best Camper – Hatty
Grubbiest Camper – Nina
Most annoying questions – Ava
Most Improved – Jess B
Bravest camper – Holly
Noisiest camper – Yasmin
Tidiest camper – Lara
Best Turkey lover – Imogen
Most competitive – Ruby
Most determined – Emilia
Most dramatic – Anna
Most improved horse – Doobs
Round the World- Emma s
Handy Pony- Victoria
Cross country 1st-4th
Emma S, Victoria, Helena, Jessica B and Hattie
Ava, Holly, Emilia, Imogen
We are currently short of volunteers for our Riding For the Disabled group based in Tunbridge Wells, Wellgrove RDA. Now in our second year of operation we are beginning to have a busy timetable of events and with a bit more help I am sure that the group can offer riding for more individuals and groups that thrive on the exercise and time with the animals as well as being able to consolidate our current groups and begin to offer them competitions and qualifications outside of our closed environment.
As well as volunteers to assist in our riding group sessions, it would also be great to find some people that would like to help in other areas. Ideally it would be good to have an outside events coordinator that could look at what the RDA have to offer our riders and make the most of them. (This could range from running internal tests and shows to competing at qualifiers etc – this is all new to us, so any ideas, new or experienced would be welcomed.) Also useful roles might include a volunteers coordinator – they can do the boring form filling and drumming up support but also organise some socials etc. Other roles include tack cleaning, fund raising and treating the RDA ponies to cuddles and grooms etc!
Currently our timetable looks like this until end of July.( all time slots are 30 mins)
From September as far as we know we have the same plus an extra group on a Thursday 1.00 (children).
On another note we could do with some craftsmen assistance – would love a DIY fanatic to do up the summer house that we were kindly donated . We also would like some idea of the costs involved in building a toilet block and sorting out our access surface to make it a little more wheelchair friendly. Any ideas considered.
From 1 June 2016 there will no longer be Pony Club stable management sessions at the end of each lesson. They will remain free of charge, but will be at the following times only and will require pre-booking:
Saturdays 10.30am-11.30am and 2.30pm-3.30pm
We will also run sessions in the half terms and holidays to allow for catch up.