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29 June 2018END OF TERM AWARDS

Sarah Palmer was presented with a fifteen year volunteer certificate from Jenny on the last night of the Tuesday night's riding session

On the same night, Frank Wood was presented with the Caffreys trophy for services to the group

From the Tuesday evening riders, Jenny was awarded with the 'Spirit of Freedom Trophy'

This was created by the riders from Coldstream, Alice, Barbara and Sheena, as an Arts and Crafts entry

 

From the Thursday Vauluers Group, Gillian was presented with a Volunteers Trophy

 

Linda recieving her fifteen year volunteer certificate

And Pat receiving her 10 year volunteer certificate

 

Apologies to those who received Awards and not shown here.

 

 

 

14 June 2018NEW GAMES EQUIPMENT IN USE

The Family of Diane Janes one of our faithful volunteers sponsored some new Games equipment in Diane's memory and came to visit Berwickshire Group on Wednesday 13th. June to officially see all the equipment put to work.

 

 

 

11 June 2018FORTH BRIDGE ABSEIL - ALL DOWN SAFELY

thank you so much and well done to Jude for organising the Forth Bridge Abseil.
They were all so brave and hope they are all ok this morning.
We would be delighted to see all or some of them at RDA if they can manage it, just to say a personal thanks to them.

Margaret


Yours Margaret

 

09 June 2018EYEMOUTH COFFEE MORNING

A Huge thank you for all your help at the Eyemouth Coffee Morning and for all 

your donations of baking and Raffle and Tombola prizes.

Despite the slow start the day has raised the good sum of £316.44 for Group funds.

Yours Margaret

06 June 2018BHA’S COMMUNITY INITIATIVE CHEQUE HANDOVER

George Pickering, Chairman of the Tennant Volunteers of Berwickshire Housing Association   called in to see  the Tuesday evening group in action and to present a cheque to our group for £500 from BHA’s Community Initiative, for which the group is very grateful.


George said afterwards how impressed he was at seeing what the group did during a session, especially three exercises the riders carried out whilst on the horses.

 

05 June 2018ARTS AND CRAFTS ENTRIES

Berwickshire Group produced four very good pieces of for the Regional Arts & Crafts Competition and all did well.

In Class 72 Group Collage " Vaulting is Fun" by the Thursday morning second session won first prize and will go to the National Championships.

Well done Alise, Amanda, Haley, Jessica, Megan and Owen and to Gillian for the idea and to all the volunteers.

Also in Class 72 "RDA Helping Hands" by the Monday vaulter's was a very good second and 

Harry, Jacob, Finian, Emily, Charlie, Jokubas, Simonus and Oskar should be proud of their achievement, big thank you to Chris, Irene and Tina for all their help.

 

In Class 74 Group Sculpture the Tuesday evening ladies again produced a wonderful work called "Spirit of Freedom" and he won a good second place for Alice, Barbara & Sheena.

 

Also in Class 74 the Thursday Morning Boys made great riding schools, fields and loose boxes and their "Horses for Courses" gained a good forth place.

A good effort from Christoffer, Niko, Corey, Gregor, Ryan and James and to Jill and all the volunteers who assisted.

Entries shown below:

 

 

 

24 May 2018VAULTING SUCCESSES

The Group are Very proud of the 4 Vaulters who took part in the competition on Saturday 19th May at the Howe Equestrian Centre. Change of horse meant we used Houston. We did canter/walk


1st was Alise
2nd was Emily
3rd was James
4th was Amanda


Would also like to thank Anna-Marie MacPherson for lunging and parents for stewarding and score collecting

Fiona

 

24 May 20182018 FUNDRAISING

May 2018

The Inner Wheel Club of Eastern Borders, presented a cheque for £53

 

Also in May, the Heart for Duns and Berwick Male Voice Choir came to the Group last Wednesday morning to present a cheque for £153, the result of a concert held in the Volunteer Hall.

March  2018

Duns Coffee Morninhg raised £260.73

FEBRUARY 2018

The group is also indebted to the Staff of Greenvale AP for the very generous donation of £500

Pictured below is Lynsey Hay handing over the cheque to the Tuesday evening group.

In February 2018, The group were also beneficiaries of a quiz held in the Waterloo Arms, Chirnside with ther sum of £200 being handed over on the night.  The quiz was very well attended with a superb quizmaster and a tremendous raffle

28 April 2018VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

    

More information about Volunteering can be be found under the 'Volunteeriing Tab' on the home page

Should you wish to talk to somone regarding volunteeriing, details can be found under the 'Contact us' tab.

 

We hope that you can join us

19 April 2018INTER GROUP QUIZ RESULTS

The Berwickshire team made up of Lauren Hunter, Alice Rutherford and Sheena Parker came out top in the Riding for the Disabled Inter Group Quiz held on April 18th

Eleven teams from the various Riding for the Disabled groups throughout the Border  region took part, with the results as follows:

1st   Berwickshire   Leet               2nd Tweeddale   Leader

       Alice                                            Amy

       Lauren                                         Helen

       Sheena                                        Iona

 

3rd Berwickshire Whiteadder             4th Berwickshire  Blackadder

        Carol                                                  Charlie

        Kelly                                                  Melek

        Shaun                                                Neil  

 

5th    Tweeddale   Tweed        6th   Tweeddale   Eddleston

         Hannah T                                Hannah A

         Joe                                          Ben

         Kyle

 

7th     Tweeddale Yarrow             8th   Berwickshire  Eye  

          Fergus                                       Eve

          Nathan                                      Harry

          Niamh                                       Jacob

 

9th      Tweeddale  Gala     10th  Ettrick & Dryden 

          Aiden                                  Abby

          Caitlin                                 Lucy

          Kirsty                                  Ozzy

 

11th   Border   Teviot

         Mackenzie

         Matthew

         Ozzy

1st   Berwickshire   Leet

 

3rd Berwickshire Whiteadder

 

4th Berwickshire  Blackadder

8th   Berwickshire  Eye  

Well done to those taking part in this annual event and many thanks to all those involved with the organising and the scoring as well as to Morgan Contacting for Sponsoring the Rosettes.

Special thanks to Kim McCutcheon, Chairman of Edinburgh & Borders Region RDA for coming along to present the prizes as well as assisting with the quiz.

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