What a year it's been! We've had riders compete Regionally and Nationally, been home to two Special Olympics Gold Medallists and welcomed several more staff members and Trustees. This week we welcomed riders, volunteers and staff to our end of year BBQ. It was really lovely to see everyone and a great way to finish up for the summer. The last RDA Lesson of the term is tomorrow, but we have lots going on over the summer - read on for more!
We are running horse and pony activity days every Tuesday and Wednesday commencing on the 25th of July! The day will include activities such as equine management, horse care and ridden trek around our 100 acres, with a 10:00am start and a 4:00pm finish. Make sure to bring a packed lunch and wear suitable clothes for riding. Boots and long trousers are essential! Tuesdays are open to anyone aged between 7 and 13, including those who have not yet received a ridden assessment. Wednesdays are available to pre-existing riders aged between 8 and 15, and can canter off the lead rein.
• Sign up to EC Pro - https://avon-riding-centre.ecpro.co.uk/login • Bookings calendar - https://avon-riding-centre.ecpro.co.uk/book/calendar
We look forward to welcoming both new and familiar faces during the up and coming summer holidays.
Congratulations Team Avon!
What a fantastic weekend for Team Avon at the RDA National Championships this past weekend.
It was fantastic to be able to have so many riders and our own horses attending for the first time since 2019! A huge thank you for everyone’s hard work leading up to, and during the event - it was a real team effort and we could not have done it without our fabulous team of yard staff, coaches, parents and volunteers!
Results are as follows:
SHOWJUMPING • Cat & Luna 3rd Level 5 • Stella & Crumble 4th Level 4 • Millie & Crumble 8th Level 3 • Lauren & Harry 9th Level 3 • Gaelle & Gracie 5th Level 2
DRESSAGE • Sicily & Jim 1st and Class Champion Intro to Dressage (Led) • Ezzy & Jim 12th Intro to Dressage (Led) (The Intro to Dressage was a HUGE class with 33 competitors in the junior section!)
• Verna & Harry 1st and Class Champion TVI Walk • Ewan & Gracie 1st Grade 6 Canter • Amy & Jim 4th Grade 6 Walk • Millie & Trigger 3rd Grade 7 Walk Trot • Matilda & Sam 4th Grade 7 Walk Trot • Alfie & Gracie 7th Grade 7 Walk Trot (less than 2% between 7th and 1st place in this class!) • Gaelle & Gracie 2nd Grade 7 Canter • Stella & Crumble 4th Grade 7 Canter
We are so proud of all of our riders and what they have achieved this weekend! Just qualifying for the National Championships is a HUGE achievement, and the placings on top of that is a fantastic addition
Once again, a massive thank you to everyone who has played a part in making this happen.
On passing her RDA Coaching assessment! We knew you could do it! (Left to right, Cat, Lauren and Bertie, Maureen. All the medals are Lauren's!!)
Raffle Prizes Needed
Do you run a business or work for an activities centre. We are looking for some super raffle prizes for our 40 Year Celebration Raffle! Please email Mojca if you have any ideas!
Help us compete!
We are delighted that several of our riders have been invited to compete in the British Dressage Para Summer Championships in August. We estimate the cost of transporting our riders to the event will be approximately £250. If you know any businesses who might like to sponsor our riders to attend the competition please do put us in touch. We can advertise the business on our trailer, social media and in our arena!