Autumn term starts on Tuesday 5th September 2017
Did you know ? ........
The horse produces one thousand movements in three dimensions every ten minutes. The therapeutic advantage of a horse's movement to the rider is of the continuous flow of movement through the rider's body.
2017 / 18 Dates for the Diary ................
As more dates are known, including Regional and National activities these will be added to the Events Page.
Easter Fun and Games 2017
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Dressage Competition May 2017
At our recent dressage competition Maddie (riding Conker - above) did exceptionally well. She not only won her class but also received a trophy for being the highest scorer of the day. Well done Maddie! As a result of her success, she will be riding a more challenging test at The Big Event.
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Welcome to Arundel Group Riding for the Disabled
The aim of our group is to give the opportunity of riding to any disabled person who might benefit in general health or happiness.
Our riding sessions take place on Tuesday afternoons during term-time at the Arundel Riding Centre - in Arundel, West Sussex. The group is part of the South East Region RDA which covers Sussex, Surrey and Kent.
New riders join us
Three new riders joined us this term, we welcomed Rosie, Emily and Kieran. Rosie will be riding Conker, Emily will be riding Rupert and Kieran will be riding Fred.
Picture above shows (l-r) Rosie, Kiri (established rider), Emily and Kieran
THE BIG EVENT 2017
Wow! What an amazing day we had in the glorious 4 July sunshine. The horses and ponies were beautifully groomed and plaited and the riders were either dressed as cowboys for The Wild West dressage test or suitably ‘suited and booted’ for the regular dressage tests. Volunteers rose to the occasion as ever and came in their best Wild West fancy dress. Simon was The Milky Bar Kid and enjoyed saying “the Milky Bars are on me!”
Results of the day were as follows:
Winner of the Ferdie Trophy - Noah D
Joint winners of The Lavinia Norfolk Trophy - Callum and Jamie Outstanding Rider award - Ethan
Winner of the ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ raffle - Tracey
Winner of Class 1 (the Wild West test) - Finley
Winner of Class 2 - Grace
Winner of Class 3 - Courtney
Winner of The Hilary and Sheila Tangye Trophy for the highest score of the day - Courtney
Winner of the trophy for best turned out rider - Ethan
Winner of the trophy for the rider with the best Wild West fancy dress - Callum
DRESSAGE TEST RESULTS
Finley (68%), Callum (67%)
Grace (75.63%), Isaac (75%), Chloe (72.81%), Jamie (72.81%), Kiri (71.88%), Noah S (71.56%), Lani (71.25%), Maddie (70.94%) and Damaris (70.63%)
Courtney (76.11%), Daisy (75%), Ethan (73.89%), Linda (73.33%), Cody (72.5%) and Noah D (68.89%)
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone for making the day such a huge success.
Big Event 2017 - see our Photo Gallery
Preparations for the Day
Handy Pony in the Outdoor School
The Dressage Tests
2017 : Hats ready for riders
All ready for another busy Tuesday
Riding in the lane