Congratulations!!

A huge congratulations goes out to four of our wonderful volunteers who have successfully passed the tests and are now Group Trainee Coaches.

It has been a lot of hard work and commitment and we are all super proud of them.  Thank you also to Ena Gaffney, the County Coach for assessing each of them last week.

Well done!

Photo: left to right Anna (Monday), Charlotte (Friday),  Barbara (Organiser), Millie (Thursday), John (Saturday)

 

 

 

RDA Regional Dressage

It was all go this weekend at Ravelrig RDA with the RDA Regional Dressage Competition on Sunday 27th May.

On Saturday there was a hive of activity in the stables with cleaning the horses, tack and trailer and making sure everything was looking their best for the competition.

Thank you to everyone who came to help on the Saturday and Sunday and made the event such a success.

Ravelrig RDA riders did exceptionally well and congratulations need to go to the following.

Pamela Johnston who has just been riding with Ravelrig RDA for 6 weeks!

  • Best Turned Out Trophy
  • First in Class – Qualified for the RDA National Championships in Hartpury 2018

Eilidh Angus is 12 years old and this was her very first Dressage Competition.

  • First in Class – Qualified for the RDA National Championships in Hartpury 2018

Diane Allan

  • Second in Class – Qualified for the RDA National Championships in Hartpury 2018

Rachel Ferguson

  • First Place in Individual Collage in the Arts & Crafts Regional Qualifiers.  Her artwork will be entered in to the RDA National Championships

Here’s some photos from the day.

 

Olympic Magic

Well done to Mark Meadows one of Ravelrig’s Saturday riders.

Mark took part in the Special Olympics held in Sheffield last week and won two medals in the swimming events.

Winning not one but two medals –  Silver for 100mtr backstroke and Bronze for 100mtr freestyle.

John, Marks dad said “He was exhausted when he got home yesterday evening but he has been having a good rest and seems to be back to normal now! He was chuffed that you had all take such an interest!   Thank you so much”

 

Dressage

Well Done to everyone who took part in the Edinburgh and Borders RDA Region Dressage Qualifiers at the weekend.  The event took place in the Scottish National Equestrian Centre and Tonto went along with three of our riders strut their stuff.

Our riders did Ravelrig proud and with three 1st positions and one 3rd.  We were overjoyed with everyone’s hard work.

The prize winners were

Calum Leather, in the senior group, Finlay Burnside and Reann Hornby in the Junior group.

Alisha Dickson was another winner in the Arts and Craft section for her wonderful model of Buddie and her.

And not to be left out Tonto who Calum, Finlay and Reann all rode won for best Condition and Turnout.

Well Done Everyone!