13 September 2021CERTTIFICATES and ROSETTE PRESENTATIONS
A number of the riders were rescently presented with Rosettes and Certificates gain by them.
Alice with her Regional Dressage rosette
Barbara with her Regional Dressage rosette. Barbara was placed first and qualified for the National Championships.
Carol with her Rosette
Caroline with her Regional Dressage rosette.
Charlie and Aimee with their Vaulting Achievement Awards
Claire whose arts & crafts regional entries qualified for the national championships. Presented by Katharine Carson.
Dawson, whose Arts & Crafts regional entry qualified for the national championships.
Jacob with his regional dressage rosette
Lauren with her 1st prize in the Regional Arts & Crafts
Nicky with this 4th Prize rosette for his picture he entered in the Regional Arts & Crafts Competition
Sheena with her Regional Dressage rosette.
10 August 2021Ed Bracher Running the London Marathon
Ed Bracher is running the London Marathon to raise funds for RDA.
Please read his message below & sponsor him if you can.
After what has been such a challenging year for all RDA Groups, your energy and support in driving RDA to survive, adapt and thrive has been crucial. However, I know that we’re not out of the woods yet and I wanted to do something to personally support groups and highlight the continuing need for support. So, in a moment of utter madness, I have agreed to run the London Marathon this October to raise money for the next round of our Grants to Groups programme. Those of you who know me will know that I don’t have the usual physique of a marathon runner, so this will be (and is already proving to be) a significant challenge!
The Grants programme provides direct funding to ease group recovery from lockdown, to support them to reopen or stay open, respond to the easing of restrictions, adapt quickly to change and help more participants return to RDA. More details on the Grant to Groups programme, including the application process, timelines and deadlines will be announced later this year.
For now, I am asking for your help and support by sponsoring me or helping get the word out, if you can. My ambition is to raise £25,000 and I am reaching out for your help to spread the word and to reach this target. Any support will make a difference – even just £1 for every mile I will be running. Help me to spread the word, if you can, by getting your RDA Community to sponsor me by sharing the JustGiving link below via social media or email. Perhaps 26 of your supporters could donate £1 each? https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/EdsRDAMarathon
The work of RDA, all of the amazing volunteers and the difference you make to the lives of so many people is what inspires me day to day and what has led me to run the London Marathon (some may say a daring and bold decision on my part considering my love of cake!!). In partnership, we can raise the money the RDA community needs, and your support will help me complete the 26 miles in London in a few months’ time.
If you would like to discuss this, I am more than happy to have a chat, or please do give Catherine Stuart-Yapp a call or email, who is working with me to raise the funds we need to support the Grants to Group programme. firstname.lastname@example.org 01926 405 979
Thank you for taking the time to read this email and in advance for any support you can provide.
With best wishes
Riding for the Disabled Association
Follow me on Twitter - @edrda
26 July 2021TRAINING DAYS
In September hopefully we can go back to holding Group Classes
And providing nothing changes Group Training will take place on;
Monday 23rd August 1.30 – 3.00 pm Vaulting
Tuesday 24th August 1.30 – 3.00 pm Riding
Tuesday 24th August 7.00 – 8.30 pm Riding
Wednesday 25th August 10.00 – 11.45 am Riding
Thursday 26th August 10.00 -11.45 am Vaulting
Volunteers can attend any day.
Would be a great help if you could let Sharon or Margaret know
which day you will attend.
Looking forward to seeing you all.
11 July 2021ED & BORDERS VIRTUAL REGIONAL QUALIFIER - THE RESULTS!!!
Many, many congratulations to everyone who took part in this year's Virtual RQ. It was a bit of a learning curve to get to grips with the technology, but it worked and we had a cracking competition.
One of the Judges commented "a smashing bunch lots to like". Dressage entries held up, though there were fewer Arts & Crafts entries. This is common across all Regions. I am delighted to say that two groups competed for the first time - Muirfield and Upper Nithsdale, joined Ravelrig, Tweeddale Rideability, Border and Berwickshire Groups.
DRESSAGE - NON-QUALIFIER
Class 2 - Unled Walk
1st - William, Border - 71.2% Winner of Horses Head for highest scoring Junior competitor in a non-qualifier test
2nd - Kelsey, Border - 66.5%
Class 4 - Unled Walk & Trot Junior
1st - Amy, Muirfield - 69.4%
Class 4 - Unled Walk & Trot Senior
1st - Rebecca, Muirfiled - 71.9% Winner of Val Brown Trophy for highest scoring competitor in a non-qualifier test
2nd - David, Muirfield - 70.0%
DRESSAGE - QUALIFIER
Class 6 - PVI Walk Only
1st - Helen, Tweeddale - 63.9% (Q)
Class 9 - Grade 1
1st - Margaret, Border - 69% (Q)
Class 10 - 1-6 (Walk & Trot)
1st - Pamela, Ravelrig - 63.6% (Q)
Class 11 - 1-6 (Canter)
1st - Jane, Border - 76.2% (Q) Winner of Mark Headen Trophy for highest scoring competitor in a qualifier test
Class 12 - Introduction to Dressage (Lead Walk & Trot) Junior
1st Nathan, Tweeddale - 65.7% (Q) Winner of Horse Trophy for highest scoring Junior competitor in a qualifier test
Equal 2nd Iona, Tweeddale - 63.5%
Equal 2nd Ellie, Tweeddale - 63.5%
CLASS 12 - Introduction to Dressage(Lead Walk & Trot) Senior
1st Naimh, Tweeddale - 68.5% (Q)
CLASS 13 - (1-6 Walk Only) Junior
1st PJ, Upper Nithsdale - 60.8% (Q)
CLASS 13 (1-6 Walk Only) Senior
1st Barbara, Berwickshire - 65% (Q)
2nd Sheena, Berwickshire - 64.7%
3rd Rachel, Ravelrig - 63.2%
4th Caroline, Berwickshire - 60.6%
CLASS 16 Introduction to Dressage(Led Walk Only) Junior
1st Emily, Berwickshire - 61.4% (Q)
2nd Joe, Tweeddale - 55.7%
CLASS 16 Introduction to Dressage (Led Walk Only) Senior
1st Hannah, Tweeddale - 65.7% (Q)
2nd Jacob, Berwickshire - 65.2%
3rd Alice, Berwickshire - 63.3%
CLASS 33 - Grade 2
1st Pamela, Ravelrig - 67.4% (Q)
ARTS & CRAFTS
Class 23 (NC 45) Paintings & Drawings Individual or Group - JUNIOR
1st SETH, TWEEDDALE RIDEABILITY 65 Q
2nd IONA, TWEEDDALE RIDEABILITY 64
3rd AMY, MUIRFIELD RIDING THERAPY 62
4th NICHOLAS, BERWICKSHIRE 59
Equal 5th MELEK, BERWICKSHIRE 49
Equal 5th ELLIE, TWEEDDALE RIDEABILITY 49
Class 23 (NC 45) Paintings & Drawings Individual or Group - SENIOR
1st CAROL, BERWICKSHIRE 60
2nd JOHN, BERWICKSHIRE 30
Class 29 (NC 50) Photography Individual - JUNIOR
1st ELLIE, TWEEDDALE RIDEABILITY 66 Q
2nd CULLAN G, BERWICKSHIRE 59
3rd CULLAN C, BERWICKSHIRE 30
Class 29 (NC 50) Photography Individual - SENIOR
1st LAUREN, BERWICKSHIRE 47
Class 30 (NC 51) Special Class – A picture for The RDA National Training Centre Individual or Group (maximum 10 people) - JUNIOR
1st DAWSON, BERWICKSHIRE 66 Q
Class 30 (NC 51) Special Class – A picture for The RDA National Training Centre Individual or Group (maximum 10 people) - SENIOR
1st CLAIRE, BERWICKSHIRE 69 Q
As you can see from the results we have had lots of successful entries with many scoring above the threshold (60.0% Dressage, 65% Arts & Crafts) to Qualify (Q) for the virtual National Championships in September.
Entries open on the Monday 12th of July and close on Friday 27th August. Over the next few days packs will be sent to each group containing rosettes and National Championship packs for groups and competitors.
More details are also available on MyRDA under National Championships. Kim plans to deliver trophies to groups rather than post them and will be in touch with more detail.
Finally, a huge thank you to our judges - Sarah, Irene and Shona for taking the time to support us, and to the volunteers and supporters who worked hard to prepare the competitors, horses and ponies for a fantastic competition. Well done everyone!!
10 July 2021FRIDAY RIDER CHARLIE WITH ROSETTE
Charlie, who rides on s Friday was presented wth his Rosette
22 June 20212021 END OF TERM PHOTOS
Details and Photos of the 2021 end of term presentations can be found at:
The following are other photos taken during the end of term fun. Where available, captions have been added. They appear in no specific order
Josie & Esme with end of term rosettes
Sharon & Melek with end of term rosettes
Melek - Our Photographer just loved her expression!
Charlotte, Jacob & Sam with
Claire and Shelagh
Chris with his Endurance presentation
Neil with his Endurance presentation
Haley with her Endurance presentation
John with Joyce and Pat
Josie and Esme from the Monfay group
Sharon and Melek
Melek - As we loved the expression
Nicky and Cathy
Sarah, Emily and the Keenans