Regional News

Below you can find news about the region as well as any important dates.

NEWSLETTER 2017

RDA NEWS APRIL 2017

SUPRA REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Photographs for the Day are available to view and download here – http://www.photoalbumboutique.com/photos.php?access_code=RM8RU-S8GKF

RUDGEWICK RDA CAMP 2017

We are running the Rudgwick RDA Camp again this year. It is a camp for children aged 10-14. Full details can be found on the RDA website on the holidays page but I wondered whether you might be able to either display the attached poster or signpost parents to the website if you feel any of your riders might be suitable for the camp.

Application forms are available on the holidays page and require an instructor to complete a page of the form to enable us to match them to an appropriate pony and ensure we have the correct number of helpers/equipment available for the camp.

The closing date for applications is friday 7th April and we take children usually on a first come first served basis. I am available to answer any queries etc on this email address or on my mobile phone: 07983 573242

Thank you very much for your help with this

Katie Lee

Rudgwick RDA Camp Organiser

Congratulations to Elizabeth Maclay, retired Chairman of the Andover group, who received an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Elizabeth was given the honour for her services to people with disabilities, children and the community in Hampshire and was presented with her award in the week of the Queens 90th birthday by the Queen. In an interview, Elizabeth said “I feel very privileged that I have had the opportunity to help others over the years, whether at the Enham Trust where I held a weekly craft class for many years, or with Andover RDA, or being a governor at Wolverdene Special School.”

Congratulations to Trish Willatswho runs the Wellington and Dummer RDA Group for being awarded as the BBC Sport Unsung Hero for the South. For more follow this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired/35039121

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – 2017

4th June 2017 – RDA South Regional Qualifier

Wellington Riding Centre, Hampshire.

TIMES NOW AVAILABLE– 2017 RDA South Region Times

14 July 2017 (Friday) – 16 July 2017 (Sunday) – RDA National Championships 2017

Hartpury College, Gloucestershire. Details to follow.

RDA Competition Rules

For a copy of the 2016 Rule Book, follow this link – http://www.rda.org.uk/assets/RDA-Rules-2016-Final-18-Dec-2015.pdf

DRESSAGE

Please follow this link to find copies of all the current RDA Dressage Testshttp://www.rda.org.uk/runningyourgroup/dressage/dressage-tests/

For details of the 2016 dressage rules please refer to the RDA Competition Rule Book section 5.

CARRIAGE DRIVING

For details of the carriage driving rules please refer to the RDA Competition Rule Book Section 3.

COUNTRYSIDE CHALLENGE

For details of the countryside challenge course and rules please refer to the RDA Competition Rule Book Section 4.

VOLUNTEER WORKSHOPS

Please follow this link for information on workshops http://www.rda.org.uk/runningyourgroup/volunteer-training/volunteer-workshops/

RDA UK have developed an e-learning website which provides a new way for RDA volunteers to gain access to training and development opportunities by taking part in short, interactive, online courses.

The first courses to be released in this format are governance and safeguarding. Both of these courses should be helpful and relevant to trustees, particularly if you missed the Governance Training sessions. If you are a new trustee this is a great way to learn a bit more about the role or to refresh your memory if you have been doing the role for a while.

To get started just visit www.rda-learning.org.ukand click “Sign Up”