23 November 20172018 CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE
Our 2018 Calendar is now available from the riding school, Romanes Chemist in Duns and Eyemouth. Priced at only £5
15 November 2017THE CHANGE JAR CHALLENGE
Berwickshire Group RDA Needs Your Help
Lots of you helped us with The Great Smartie Challenge.....
Now its The Change Jar Challenge........
Do you have an empty jar? Would you please fill it with your spare change to raise funds for the group?
Empty jars will be available in the school as & when we get them but if you have an empty jar at home we would love it if you'd fill it for us.
12 November 2017SUCCESSFUL SALES TABLES
UPDATES FROM MARGARET:
On November 11th, I had a lovely morning at Oldhamstocks SWRI Coffee Morning and a huge thank you to all the kind people who bought Christmas Cards and sales goods from the Berwickshire Group stall raining the good sum of £123.81.
And on November 25th, I had a very good afternoon at Reston Christmas Fayre, and thank you to all the kind people who supported the Berwickshire Group stand which raised £92.85 for Group funds.
12 November 2017MARGARET RECEIVES THE 'BIRT SPOONER CUP' FROM HRH, THE PRINCESS ROYAL
Our Group Chairman, Margaret Morgan MBE, Was awarded the Birt Spooner Cup at this year's National RDA AGM, held recently in London.
The award was made by the National Group President, Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, who also recently paid a visit to our group.
The Birt Spooner Cup is awarded annually for outstanding service to the RDA and I'm sure everyone will agree that Margaret's service has certainly been outstanding: transformative, dedicated and tireless.
To rfead the RDA National Chairman's report, click here http://www.rda.org.uk/rda-agm-chairmans-report/
The Photograph came from the RDA Vaulting page.
03 November 2017EYEMOUTH TWILIGHT RUN - CHEQUE PRESENTED
The Proceeds of the 2017 Eyemouth Twighlight 5km Walk Jog, Run was split between ARF, The Soldier's Charity and Berwickshire Riding for the Disabled. Pictured below is David Dempster handing over the cheque for £350 to Fiona Anderson and Neil Neil McMurdo who collected it on behalf of the group
Message from Margaret afer the event.
Well done to Neil, Sheena and Lauren who took part in the Eyemouth Walk, Jog ,Run and Wheels on Friday 25th August, and to Fiona and Sarah who were Marshall's on the night.
Thank you to Eyemouth Twilight Run for choosing Berwickshire Group as one of their 2017 Charities.
Message from Neil - Following a meeting of the organisers of the event, I am verey pleased to announce thatg our group will benefifit by £350 from the night.
03 November 2017VOLUNTEERS 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
20 October 2017REBECCA AWARDED 'RDA VAULTING COACH OF THE YEAR'
We are delighted to share that Rebecca hard work with the group was reciognised last week when she was awarded the RDA Vaulting Coach of the Year at the Annual RDA Coaching conference. This is the first time that RDA has given coaching awards.
Rebecca is pictured below getting her award from Paralympian Sophie Christiansen OBE,
The full article on the RDA Website can be read at http://www.rda.org.uk/first-rda-national-coaching-awards-recognise-excellence-in-equestrian-coaching/
18 October 2017RESTON YOUNG FARMERS CHEQUE HAND OVER
Reston Young Farmers presented the group with a cheque for £250 on Tuesday 17th October followiing carrtyoing out a number of fundraising events.
The Tuesday evening riders had a good time meeting the members of Reston Young Farmers who showed quite an interest of what went on during the riding session.
16 October 2017TREMENDOUS EFFORT AT MORRISON BAG PACK
The rganisers of the bag pack held in Morrisons in Berwick on Sunday, 15th October would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped in any way.
A special thanks also to Morrisons staff and all the generous customers for their continued support.
The fantastic sum of raised £573.89.
15 October 2017VISIT BY THE PRINCESS ROYAL
To read about the visit to our group on Wednesday 11th October by the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, and also see a selection of Photographs taken on the day by William Gillie and Frank wood, pleace click on the following link:
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24 September 2017SCOTTISH VAULTING CHAMIPIONSHIPS SUCCESSES
A successful day at the Scottish Vaulting Championships held at Oatridge on Saturday, 23rd September.
Two Berwickshire Group vaulters took part, both stepping up to the Canter Compulsories / Walk Freestyle Class and both did very well.
Thank you to Rebecca for all the work at home and Claire for lunging Pitu on the day, and to the SSS vaulters for all their help, and to parents for bringing competitors to the competition.
Now the hard work begins to achieve perfection in 2018
21 September 2017PARTICIPATION AT MUSSELBURGH RACECOURSE CHARITY EVENT
Berwickshire volunteers and riders took part in a charity fundraiser starting at Musselburgh racecourse on Satuarday, 16th September.
This was organised by Rhona Elliot, with three great charities benefiting, namely MS, RDA and the Injured Jockeys.
The Walk/Ride event ran over four days finishing at Kelso Racecourse on Tuesday 19th September
Berwickshire horse Torfy, was the mount of this years Grand National winning Jockey Derek Fox and Domino from the Border Group, ridden by Jane Currie.
Berwickshire rider Sheena Parker alongside Sammi Kinghorn who came along to get the walk/ride underway