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Fabulous Fun For Everyone at Our Horse Show

Wow – the sun shone and what a lovely day was had at the Digswell Place Fun Horse Show ! Thanks to all who came and took part as well as those who were involved in organising and running it. It was a beautiful day with lots of beautiful horses and ponies, happy helpers and entrants, delicious BBQ and amazing cakes  ! We raised a fabulous £640 towards caring for our special equines without whom we would not be able to provide riding for the disabled.   Thank You !  

By |June 16 2018|Categories: News|

A Winning Time at our Race Night !

Thank you to everyone who supported our Race night on Saturday. A great time was had by one and all and we are delighted to report that we raised an absolutely whopping £1600 which will pay for 80 rides and lots of smiles this summer term.                                         THANK YOU !

By |May 5 2018|Categories: News|

Irwin Mitchell Does The Spartan Race for Us !

Huge thanks to the 8 fantastic chaps at Irwin Mitchell LLP who took part in the Spartan Race on 7th April 2018 at St Clere Sevenoaks to raise money for Digswell Place Group RDA. They completed a 12 km race with 25+ obstacles and 8 + miles of rugged terrain ....astounding !!!!!!!! Drum roll......... to date they have raised an amazing £3490.00 and we can't thank them enough ! Please see this link to the MyDonate website for more information : MyDonate Irwin Mitchell Before ... After !!!!                    

By |April 16 2018|Categories: News|

WOW Dogs and Daffs raised ….

What a fabulous day: beautiful daffodils, lovely walks, gorgeous dogs, delicious crepes, tasty burgers, treats for the dogs, training advice on hand, vet advice and so much fun to be had doing the scurry, agility, fly-ball and of course the marvellous dog show ! Your amazing generosity at our fourth Dogs & Daffs Day raised £5,650....WOW !!! THANK YOU !!! We are absolutely thrilled with this, it will enable us to pay for new pony so we can give more therapeutic rides. As soon as all the lovely photographs taken on the day are available  from  Glamorous Event Photography we will post the link We look forward to seeing you next year !  

By |March 27 2018|Categories: Events, News|

Come and Place Your Bets at Our Race Night !

Saturday 28th April 2018 at Welwyn Civic Centre at 7pm. Back due to popular demand this fun event involving reeling wooden horses in on pulleys is returning. A great night out for friends and family with fish and chip supper and paying bar. Price: £12  per ticket incl fish and chip supper or £17 including owning a horse ! Please pay online via this link to MyDonate and write in the notes your full name, number of tickets & horses, and any dietary requirements. Please do not tick gift aid as it is a ticket for entry to an event. To book your place contact Amanda Morrall on 07765-255530 or email: amandamorrall67@hotmail.com All funds raised go to Digswell Place Group RDA.  You could [...]

By |February 28 2018|Categories: Events, News|

It’s Back ! Sunday 25th March 2018 – Dogs and Daffs

Hooray !! Thanks to the kindness of Lord and Lady Salisbury we will be holding our 4th Dogs and Daffs event at Hatfield House on Sunday 25th March 2018 09:30am to 4:00pm to raise money for Digswell Place Group RDA. During the day walkers will be able to enjoy Hatfield Park exclusively for a small donation to the charity and dog lovers will be able to enter into a fun dog show, which has a new category for 2018 - the Egg and Spoon race! Not only that, there will be dog displays and scurrying which anyone who attends will be able to take part in - again for a small donation to the charity. We have also launched a dedicated website [...]

By |January 24 2018|Categories: Events, News|

Thank You to Welwyn Garden City Masonic Lodge

A huge thank you to Alan Tyler and Malcolm Tebbutt from the Masonic Lodge of Welwyn Garden City who were delighted to be able to donate £2500 to Digswell Place Group RDA from funds raised at an annual Garden Party fundraiser held jointly with Knebworth Lodge. The event, held in Alan Tyler's garden in Burnham Green, saw more than 400 people turn out to raise a grand total of £10,000 to be split amongst several charities including The Mixed Group, Isabel Hospice, The Hertfordshire Air Ambulance and Digswell Place Group Riding for the Disabled all based in and around Welwyn Garden City. This generous donation will help subsidise 138 therapeutic rides for disabled people of all ages over the next term. [...]

By |December 7 2017|Categories: News|

Three Cheers for the Co-op Local Community Fund

A huge THANK YOU to the members of the Co-op who live in and around the Welwyn Garden City area who chose to support Digswell Place Group Riding for the Disabled charity.  Since September 2016 the Co-op Local Community Fund has raised £9,865 for Digswell Place RDA.  During the last year our local volunteers enabled us to provide 1769 rides; transforming dreams to reality for 106 people with disabilities. We need to raise £18 per ride and the Co-op Local Community Fund donation funded a fantastic 548 rides. Your contributions made a REAL difference. THANK YOU

By |December 7 2017|Categories: News|

Bunny Ears !!

Huge thanks to Pansanger Youth F.C. whose generous donations have enabled us to buy  "Bunny Ears" as well as some more equipment and tack ! These little adaptations are fantastic for our riders as they enable the child to sit up better on the saddle rather than leaning forward to hold the strap. They are also a great forerunner as it teaches little hands how to hold your wrists and fingers in preparation for reins.

By |September 4 2017|Categories: News|

Thank You to the Hornbeams Society For Our New Road

The subject of resurfacing our drive has come up annually for many many years as the surface becomes riddled with potholes due to ever increasing usage and bad weather. We have never had the money to do a proper job, so we have regularly had to "patch" it. After much research the most affordable solution for us was cement stabilisation by MP & KM Golding Road Reclamation Services who have also done extensive work for both the Forestry Commission and the National Trust.  A very generous donation of £15,000 from The Hornbeams Society funded most of the £18,000 (incl VAT) cost of cement stabilisation of the drive which is expected to have a lifespan of at least 15 years and will [...]

By |June 25 2017|Categories: News|
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