News & Gallery

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RDA stalwarts receive a very important invitation

Super pleased to announce that two of the stalwarts of Morpeth RDA Michelle Macaulay & Fiona Krzyzosiak will be attending the Lord Lieutenants Garden Party to be held at The Alnwick Garden they were both nominated in recognition of their years of commitment to Morpeth RDA

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Morpeth RDA Coronation Champions in the News

The Hexham Courant AND The Northumberland Gazette both ran articles on our very own Coronation Champions you can read the articles by following the links below
https://www.hexham-courant.co.uk/…/23495721.morpeth…/
AND
https://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/…/morpeth-rda…

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Coronation Champions

We are very pleased to announce that Carole Peters-Jones & Jonathan Peters-Jones are two of just 500 Coronation Champions. Unbeknown to them they were nominated by another of our volunteers due to their outstanding commitment to Morpeth RDA and volunteering.

The entry standard was incredibly high and nearly 5000 nominations were received. Together with Her Majesty The Queen Consort, the Coronation Champion Awards were launched by the Royal Voluntary Service to celebrate extraordinary volunteers who go the extra mile to improve the lives of others.

Proudly supported by category sponsors Sky, PetPlan and Simply Health the awards recognise volunteers from all corners of the UK and a range of causes.

It is a great honour for Carole & Johnathan and, in turn, Morpeth RDA as a whole and we are immensely proud of them.

It really goes without saying that all our volunteers are special to us as without you we couldn’t function and all of the trustees would like to thank each and every one of our volunteers for all of their hard work and continued support.

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Pony health & welfare

The health and welfare of our ponies is extremely important and as part of their routine care they are regularly checked by the vet. Thanks to Ewan and Evie from Alnorthumbria Equine who came along to Kirkley for our ponies health check and dentals.

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Adopt A Pony for a Year Scheme

Morpeth RDA is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with both developmental and physical disabilities.

We rely on donations and fundraising to provide the money to care for our wonderful ponies. By joining our Adopt A Pony for a Year Scheme all of your donation will help towards the cost of feed, hay, farrier and vets bills.

We currently have 11 ponies. They range in size from Gilly, our smallest pony who suits our very young riders, up to Thomas and Bluebell, our biggest horses, who are used for our older and more experienced riders. In between we have beautiful Baz, Caramac, Chief, Flag, Gypsy, Harry, Orio and Patsy.

All of our ponies are carefully chosen for their temperament and ability to work with disabled children and adults – they are all truly amazing!

As part of your adoption you will receive a photo of your chosen pony and you’ll be able to visit them throughout the year (please contact us to arrange a mutually convenient time).

Completed forms should be emailed to morpethrdavolunteers@gmail.com or handed in at the RDA office

Please choose from the following ponies:

New ponies – Caramac and Oreo settling in at Kirkley Hall

Caramac and Oreo

Morpeth RDA Horses and Ponies move to Kirkley Hall

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RDA National Championships 2022

Morpeth RDA riders have had another really successful trip to the RDA Nationals at Hartpury, despite the heat!

We would like to say an enormous Well Done to everyone who went to Hartpury.  The riders and the horses were fantastic and the support team outstanding.

We had some fantastic results and we have two National Champions riding under the Morpeth RDA banner.  All the photos from Hartpury are available to view on Morpeth RDA website – please do take a look at them.  The full results are:-

Mason Shield Graham

Showjumping Level 4  – 1st

Dressage – 3rd

Countryside Challenge – 4th

Freya Carr Wright

PVI Dressage – 1st

Countryside Challenge – 2nd

Tom Leach

Dressage – 2nd

Countryside Challenge – 4th

Lily-May Henderson

Dressage – 4th

Countryside Challenge – 4th

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Cleaswell Hill Group on Friday produced some excellent designs for a pony rug

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