WELCOME TO THE NANTWICH & DISTRICT RDA GROUP
Nantwich and District Riding for the Disabled Group has been recently formed to serve the area surrounding Nantwich in South Cheshire. We are at the early stages of fundraising and gathering volunteers together to develop this Group, based at Reaseheath Equestrian Centre.
Nantwich & District RDA Group is delighted to receive a generous grant from the Morrisons Foundation.
This generous scheme grants funding support for charities delivering projects to improve people's lives. From support groups to children's hospitals and homeless shelters to hospices, their grants provide vital funding for good causes across England, Scotland and Wales.
CRH Charitable Trust
We have also received a second generous amount from CRH Charitable Trust. This a a fantastic scheme for Local Charities and we are so very grateful to have been accepted. This will truly make a difference and is a great boost to our funds!
The running costs for our ponies, stabling and turn-out have to be constantly met. To enable to run our Nantwich and District RDA Group successfully we have to operate our funds carefully.
Constant fund-raising is at the forefront of our efforts - without funding we can not exist. A very welcome boost like this, far from sitting on our laurels, empowers all our volunteers to continue with their amazing efforts.
Crewe Town Council
Again a generous grant was donated which will take care of a pony for a whole year.
We will use ALL the funding very wisely.
Why not come and visit us at our wonderful sessions - on Mondays on the mechanical horse and in the indoor arena most Thursday afternoons.
Have a cup of tea with us and meet the riders - you will be made very welcome!
We have also added to our funds this year by a marvellous raffle organised by Martin Powell. What a brilliant night we all had in Audlem and raised £1300 from the excellent raffle.
Our very own personalised Christmas cards had to go to a reprint as , with Carol Sinfield's very persuasive sales technique, we SOLD OUT on the night! We raised £130. The Funkychoir.com also raised a fantastic £72 by their efforts.
How lucky we are to have such dedicated champions and volunteers for our Group.
Nantwich & District Riding for the Disabled Group is based at:
The Equestrian Centre
Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DF
Remember to check our Facebook page for all the very latest news and dates and times of when our riding sessions can start again. I suspect we will need a great big party as soon as that happens!
While our lessons have been suspended for the time being, we have a short activity you might like to try:
click on the picture below!
During our free time when we should be riding, let's try and learn a bit more about our ponies and horses and have a bit of fun along the way! If any of you have any good pieces of artwork you would like us to see, please send a copy by email to and we can show them here on the website!
A mum's plea
I have been thinking long and hard about recent events and I have decided that I will continue to donate/pay for Teddie's amazing RDA experience until we resume normality. My feelings are that you are such an important Group with activity for Teddie, I would be very disappointed if COVID-19 would change that opportunity for him. I do hope that fellow supporters of RDA Nantwich & District Group would follow my campaign. At the end of the day, our beautiful ponies still require feed, bedding and regular veterinary attention.
PLEASE PASS ON MY PLEA!
RIDING SESSIONS following Covid 19
Riding sessions on the mechanical horse 'Flicka' take place at Reaseheath College Equestrian Centre, Nantwich usually on Monday afternoons.
Riding sessions on the ponies take place usually on Thursday afternoons in the indoor arena also at Reaseheath College Equestrian Centre. Occasionally these sessions may be run on a different day if circumstances change, so please check with our Facebook page for any alterations or email to find out more.
These sessions are a great opportunity for volunteers and participants to get together for riding and social interaction.
Nantwich & District RDA Group has a busy fund-raising programme and we always enter for any award scheme available in the hope of winning!
If you hear of anything or anyone we can contact for fundraising, please do get in touch with Sheila or any of the volunteers.
By clicking this link you will be directed to our donation page:
The stars of our show!
We currently have four ponies, stables, a mounting block, a wheelchair ramp, all new helmets and most of the tack we need.
A great team of guys from Nantwich 41 Club Round Table came to erect our brand new tack-room in one evening! This week we have also switched on our new lighting which has helped so much in these dark nights.
Dedicated stables have been allocated side by side at the Equestrian Centre, Reaseheath, Nantwich! Each stable has been cleaned and new comfortable rubber flooring installed for Ben, Mac, Bobby and Muffin. Each pony has a bespoke oak carved nameplate donated by Mark Greenhalgh, 'The Oakman'.
Just searching for a nice photo of Muffin!
OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS
CRH Charitable Trust
Charity No: 213579
Crewe Town Council
We have been overwhelmed by the help, generosity and support received from local organisations and individuals.