Thank you to everyone who came along to the Ravelrig Summer Open Day, it was a great success and we raised over £2,200 to allow us to support our riders and horses. Our running costs are around £70,000 a year, so these events really do make a difference.
Thankfully the rain and wind we had on Saturday had disappeared by the time Sunday arrived. The BBQ and cafe were popular as were the craft and art stalls, tombolas and raffle and Raymondo the magician kept everyone entertained, as did the birds and bouncy castle.
The horses worked really hard on the day and are now enjoying a rest in the fields. Some of our volunteers put on a wonderful riding display that had been choreographed by one of our coaches, Annie. They had rehearsed a lot in the run up to the event and it was brilliant, all done to music and not a hoof out of place! Well done!
A special thank you also goes to the volunteers and corporate work parties who worked so hard in the weeks before, painting, sanding, cleaning, organising, building and making the stables and horses look their best. To those of you who donated to our Tombolas and home baking, it is really appreciated.
We had a lot of support this year from local businesses who donated raffle prizes, so we are really grateful to them all.
So, once the tidying up has been completed, the sleep caught up on, it’s onwards and upwards to the next event and let’s just say we have a few new ideas kicking about.
Special thanks to…
Al borgo – Juniper Green
Sainsburys – Inglis Green Road
Tesco – Colinton
Co-op – Corslet Place
Morrisons – Gyle Shopping Centre
Asda – Chesser
Marks & Spencer – Gyle Shopping Centre
Waitrose – Morningside Road
Oriam – Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World – Lasswade
Edinburgh City Council
Norton House Hotel & Spa
Starbucks – Gyle Shopping Centre
Fords the Bakers