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/groups/berwickshirerda/
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.
05 May 2019RDA 50th ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION
Berwickshire Group was invited to send two people to the Scottish Royal 50th Birthday Reception held on Tuesday 30th April in the Post Code Lotterybuilding in Edinburgh.
In the end it was decided that people who did not attend our own Royal Visitshould be asked and Fiona Keysell and Ann Coltherd attended to represent the Group
Fiona has been bringing her daughter Sophie to RDA for a long number of years and Ann as an enabler from Coldstream Primary School has done a great job and as shewill retire in June this was a fitting thank you and we will miss her.
They both had a good time and were presented to the HRH The Princess Royal.
Thank you for being such good ambassadors for Berwickshire Group.
27 April 2019Success at Duns Coffee Morning
A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the Duns Coffee Morning
such a success and to the kind people who donated baking, tombola and raffle prizes.
The people of Duns pulled out all the stops this morning and we have raised £316.42
for Berwickshire Group RDA Funds.
Thank you for all you do for the Group