Forthcoming Events


The next Tea with a Pony session will be held on Monday 13 February 2023 between 10am – 12 noon

RDA created Tea with a Pony in response to the growing number of people living with dementia, for whom horse-riding may not be suitable but who might be helped by some other form of animal-assisted activity involving horses. 

Tea with a Pony is a simple, yet very effective session and Morpeth RDA are now inviting care home residents and those living in their own homes to enjoy a cup of tea and cake, at Kirkley Hall with Morpeth RDA, whilst revisiting memories from years gone by.  It is has become clear from information feeding back to RDA National that these sessions also impact the carers and family members in a positive way.

Tea with a Pony began in 2018 and it was found for some participants, the connection with horses is much deeper.  One lady got so much from her session that her daughter said:

“It seems to have helped her memory, I’m not sure how, but it has, and, more than anything, it’s been like a light has turned back on again. It’s the warmth of an animal, an animal that trusts you – the present fades away and it takes her back to just warm memories.”

Tea with a Pony sessions will run on the second Monday of every month.  If you are interested, or if you know someone who would like to attend a Tea with a Pony session please get in touch.


Wednesday 22 February 2023

12.30 – 1.00pm

Buffet Lunch for all volunteers

Please join us for a buffet lunch by way of a small thank you for your continued support.  This will be held in the Equine Classroom at Kirkley and all you have to do is turn up!


Wednesday 22 February 2023

1.00pm – 2.00pm

Morpeth RDA AGM

NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Morpeth RDA Group will be held on Wednesday 22nd February 2023 at 1.00pm in the Equine Classroom at Kirkley Hall.

The Agenda for which will be as follows:

1  Apologies

2  Approval of Minutes of Annual General Meeting held on 1st November 2021

3   Matters arising

4   To receive and, if approved, approve the Accounts of the Group for the financial year ended 31 March 2022

5    To receive a report from the Committee Chairman on the Group’s activities since the previous AGM.

6   To note Committee members who are required to retire at the AGM in accordance with clause 6.4 of the Standard Group Constitution (all of whom are available for re-election).

7   To elect for the forthcoming year the Group Chairman

8   To appoint an auditor or independent examiner of the Group, as necessary.

9   Any Other Business

If you would like to join us at any of the above events or you have any issues you would like to raise at the AGM, please contact the Trustees via the email address below.