Sunday 2nd September 2007
Well done to all concerned who made this event a really special day. There were virtually no problems and the feedback from the riders was very positive. Angela Waller said that “for once the weather came up trumps” and wrote:
Horses and riders from around the region enjoyed a fun day out on Sunday, September 2nd, and at the same time raised over £2000 for the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).
Guinness Park Farm, Leigh Sinton’s equestrian centre, was the venue for a fun ride to raise funds for the RDA. Landowners in the surrounding area kindly allowed their land to be crossed on a 12 mile ride, that went from Leigh Sinton to Alfrick and back.
The weather, which has ruined many equestrian events this summer, was, for once, perfect, and over 150 horse and rider teams turned up and paid a small fee to enjoy the ride.
“It was a fantastic ride and a great opportunity to cross beautiful countryside that we would not normally have access to”, said rider Sue Fairchild, a violin teacher from Malvern. “The route was well marked so we didn’t loose our way.”
Peter Rickerby, Chairman of the Malvern Hills branch of the RDA added, “Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event such a success. The money raised will go a long way to meeting our annual operating expenses. The people who will really benefit, of course, are the disabled children and adults who enjoy our service.”