09 August 2019Volunteers Wanted
Do you have some spare time and want to do something amazing?
The group is always looking for new volunteers. We have sessions most days and horse experience isn’t necessary.
You can find more information within the 'Volunteering' tab at the top of the page.
If you’d like to talk to someone about volunteering please get in touch.
05 August 2019DUNS SHOW ACTIVITIES
A big thank you to everyone who supported the Berwickshire Group RDA stall at Duns Show on Saturday 3rd August and the very good sum of £309.60 was raised for Group funds.
Thank you to all the kind people who donated tombola prizes and to those who
helped on the day especially, Philip who dealt with the tent and Sam, Jude, Susan, and Claudia.
Group Horses did well too, with Jays Fortitude, (Torfy) being Champion Ridden Hunter,
and Briarsdale Lothario, (Rio) 5th in the Riding Club Class.
Pitu joined them in two good displays by Reivers Vaulting group.
31 July 2019TRAINING DATES
Please find below the Berwickshire Group Training Dates.
Monday 26th August Vaulting 1,30 - 3.00
Tuesday 27th August Riding 7.00 - 9.00
Wednesday 28th August Riding 10.00 - 12.00
Thursday 29th August Vaulting 10.00 - 11.30
Wednesday 4th September 7.00 - 9.00
09 July 2019WATERLOO QUIZ
On Sunday 7th July The Waterloo Arms, Chirnside hosted a Quiz Night in aid of group funds
Teams pondered the very good questions and the evening was well run by an excellent
question master with answers and results quickly produced.
Thank you to all who supported the evening and 3 teams had Group volunteers taking
part who did not disgrace themselves with Rio Grande winning.
Thank you too, to everyone who donated raffle prizes, especially Harbro of Duns.
This enjoyable night has raised £182.95.
27 June 2019'SANDY' RIDERS END OF TERM
Christopher & Dawson receiving their RDA 50th birthday rosettes and Endeavour Awards. Dawson was also awarded with the Snoopy Trophy this year.
26 June 2019THURSDAY VAULTERS END OF TERM
The Thursday Vaulters had a pairs Competition on the Barrel with Compulsories on Pitu.
They also received their Endeavor awards and a RDA 50th Anniversary Rosette. Lynn received her 15 year volunteers certificate and trophy for best volunteer. Hayley won the Tony trophy for most improved vaulter.
25 June 2019WEDNESDAY RIDERS END OF TERM
Kim McCutcheon, Chair of Edinburgh and Borders Region RDA handed out various awards to Riders and Volunteers alike at the Wednesday morning session.
Sophie receiving her Musical ride 4th prize, the Domino Trophy and her RDA 50th anniversary rosette and Lucy receiving her 10 year Volunteers Certificate.
19 June 2019TUESDAY EVENING END OF TERM
The Tuesday evening riders finished the season with a musical pairs ride, resulting in:
1st Barbara and Sheena
2nd: Alice and Caroline
3rd Neil and Sam (who kindly joined in)
The riders also gained certificates for the endeavour award and Sheena collected the Andy Millar Quaich as the most improved rider for the year, emulating her award in 2017.
Thanks to the Judges, Johanna Wright and Jane Cowan, both founder members of Berwickshire Group in 1982.
Long service volunteers award of 20 years was presented to Janice, whilst Sam got his one year award
Pictures below are riders and helpers,
Further photos shall be added soon
09 June 2019FORTH BRIDGE ABSEIL
The group are indebted to Rolf, Chris, Sharon, Claudia and Frank who were brave enough to abseil off the Forth Brisdge on 9th of June this year. Video clips can be found on the Group's facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jude.logan/videos/pcb.1422510014563747/10156208987900373/?type=3&theater&ifg=1
09 June 2019THURSDAY VAULTERS HAVE A SUCCESSFUL TERM
Thursday Vaulters have had a very busy and successful term. All took part in the National Writing Competition, the Photo Competition, the Filmed Vaulting Competition and the Arts and Crafts Competition. Both pieces of artwork will go to the National Championships to be judged. Vaulters also took grade tests.
James and Alise achieved grade 4 vaulting
Christoffer and Jacob achieved grade 3 vaulting with Christoffer also passing grade 3 horse are.
Hayley achieved grade 2 vaulting and grade 2 horse are.
Eva, Nicky and John all achieved grade 1 horsecare with John also passing grade 1 vaulting.
All vaulters were presented with their various certificates and rosettes.
09 June 2019EYEMOUTH COFFEE MORNING WELL SUPPORTED
A huge thank you to everyone who donated baking, raffle and tombola prizes
or helped in any way with the Eyemouth Coffee Morning.
The good people of Eyemouth did us proud on a not very nice morning and the
magnificent sum of £335.87 has been raised for Berwickshire Group funds.
06 June 2019TUESDAY EVENING RIDERS GAIN GRADE CERTIFICATES
Tuesday evening riders Caroline and Sheena gained their Grade Certicates recently, with Sheena achieving her grade 3 certificate and Caroline who received her grade 2 certificates.
06 June 2019MONDAY GROUP GRADE CERTIFICATES AND CREATIVE WRITING
Below are the Monday group riders with their grade certificates and creative writing rosettes:
29 May 2019RIP BALOO
Sadly today we have said good by to Baloo a brave and faithful pony.
His ongoing problem came to a head and there was nothing to be done.
He was 27 and had done sterling work for so many riders before he came
to Sunnyside to get Henry interested in riding and he did the same for Tamara.
In his other job with Berwickshire RDA he was a legend and helped so many
people get stared and nothing was any bother to him and he took Handy Pony
and dressage in his stride and attended the National Championships with aplomb.
He had a peaceful and calm end and how we will miss him.