As from the 22nd November (Saturday) we will be riding at Grange Farm, Mollands Lane, South Ockendon RM15 6RT.
We are still organising dates for riding, with Wednesdays staying the same 10-2.30pm. We have cancelled Friday evenings and decided to ride Saturday mornings instead. Unfortunately we understand that this may not be good for some riders, carers and parents. We are very interested in your views and comments as we may be able to arrange another day which is convenient, we certainly don’t want to lose anyone.
Chaffie and Bess will be there along with Punch (yes his coming back!). One of our volunteers has kindly offered her 2 horses, Cash and Fruit to use in lessons and hopefully they will fit in with our routines.
Riding for old Friday riders will start on 22nd November and Wednesday riders will start back on 27th November.
Unfortunately we haven’t got a indoor school as of yet, so will be riding outside, so please wear suitable waterproof and warm clothing. Might be an idea to bring a change of clothes just in case. We hope the weather wont spoil your riding and look forward to seeing you all very soon
For a couple of years now we have been scouring Thurrock, Essex for a place to have our own Special Riding Centre and now it seems that we may have finally succeeded in this.
Grange Farm stables in South Ockendon seems to be right for us and we are now in the process of seeking planning permission for a indoor riding arena and all the other legal formalities that are involved but so far all looks good.
This would be such a great thing for the disabled people in Thurrock and be a great asset for the community as a whole.
We had a brilliant time when the Rumford Morris came and raised money for us in June 2012, raising £101.82p for our group when they came to The Dog & Partridge Pub, North Stifford.
Due to the great time we had they have agreed to raise money again for us on the 11th July and will be dancing at The Ship Pub, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury.
Please come and have fun with us all.
On the 15th June 2013, we will be having a race night at St Thomas Parish Hall, Johns Street, Grays, Essex. RM17 6SR.
Starts at 7pm
£4 Adults and £1.50 Children. Buy a horse (choose a name too) for £3.00 and receive a prize if your horse wins.
Several volunteers will be raising money at Asda, Tilbury by helping with bag packing on the 14th July 2013. There will also be a small stand showing people what we do here at Sugarloaf. Please show your support and come over and talk to us
One of our riders was allowed to carry the Paralympic torch through the street. He was very excited about this and enjoyed his moment. All his family and friends, including us at Sugarloaf are immensely proud of him. Well done!
Big well done to our 2 riders who have now completed their Grade 4 Horse Care.
Next step is Bronze award, wonder if they’ll decide to go for it
Due to the success of our quiz nights we have decided to hold another one at the Welcome Club in Stanford-Le-Hope on the 21st September @ 7 pm. Teams of up to eight people per table. There is always a raffle with some wonderful prizes to choose from.
On the 22nd of August, starting at 10 am and finnishing at 2.30 pm, we will be holding our own little show and funday for our riders. We will be having Dressage in the indoor school at Tallyho riding school and the Countryside Challenge will take place in the out door menage at Tallyho. There will be stalls selling cakes etc and refreshmentswll be available.
All spectators are most welcome to bring encouragement to our riders. Also any help will be much apprieciated.
Congratulations to one of our volunteers, Claire Corrigan (was Fuller) who recently married her boyfriend Vince on the 12th April 2012. You looked wonderful and hope you have a strong and happy life together from all of us at Sugarloaf RDA