Monday 13th January 2020
Volunteers Training and Best Practice Session
This session will be run by County Trainer Avril Lomas and will include a presentation by Pauline Harrison and also a short talk about Hippotherepy by Jo Parsons. The session is open to everyone. We very much hope that as many people as possible will attend – both long standing and new volunteers as we hope to set up a mentoring programme. Please do put the date in your diary.
The session will include advice and practical demonstrations on :-
Preparing for a session
Assisting with mounting and dismounting
Leading during lessons
The session will start at 11am with coffee and an introduction by Pauline Harrison. We envisage the session will last about 4 hours including a break for lunch. Tea, Coffee etc will be provided but please bring a packed lunch with you.
RDA CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION 2020
Friday 28th February 2020
We’re excited to announce that the ever-popular RDA Creative Writing Competition is back for 2020!
As in previous years, we will still be offering classes for poetry, short stories and letter-writing, and entries can be submitted in any format, such as pen, print, pencil, Makaton symbols. Braille and pieces written in languages other than English can also be entered, but should include a transcription/translation, to assist the judges.
Details of the competition are also on the Education and Events pages of the www.myrda.org.uk website. Entry forms will be supplied in larger/ alternative fonts on request.
This competition is open to RDA participants only (although volunteers can enter if they are also an active RDA rider, carriage driver or vaulter) and as in previous years it will be completely FREE to enter. There are prizes of Amazon vouchers on offer for the overall winner of each class – and ALL entrants will receive a smart, specially-designed rosette and personalised letter of congratulations.
The closing date for entries is Friday 28th February 2020, so participants will hopefully have plenty of time to prepare and send in their entries.
As always, if you have any queries at all, please just ask.
Thursday 14 May 2020.
The RDA North Region Regional Competition
Following the great job Morpeth RDA and the staff at The Pegasus Centre made of hosting this year’s competition The RDA North Region Regional Committee have asked us to host the 2020 Competition as well. As most of you know, this competition includes the disciplines of Dressage, Show Jumping and Countryside Challenge and it’s at this competition riders qualify to compete in the National Championships at Hartpury in July 2020.
There will be lots of further information issued in due course but in the meantime make a note of the date – Thursday 14 May 2020.