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.
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.
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
24 May 20182018 FUNDRAISING
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.
Duns Coffee Morninhg raised £260.73
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
3rd Berwickshire Whiteadder 4th Berwickshire Blackadder
5th Tweeddale Tweed 6th Tweeddale Eddleston
Hannah T Hannah A
7th Tweeddale Yarrow 8th Berwickshire Eye
9th Tweeddale Gala 10th Ettrick & Dryden
11th Border Teviot
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.