5th June

On a hot Sunday afternoon Guildford U3A Mixed Ensemble delighted us with a variety of tunes ranging from Handel to Simon & Garfunkel at St Thomas’ Church, Chilworth. £450 was raised for Ride For A Reason from a retiring collection and sale of homemade cards and crafts.
Our thanks to Graham and Lea Wright and Guildford U3A Band for a wonderful event.

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We were delighted to have Diana Lockyer-Nibbs (ex Mayor of Guildford, who came to Ride For A Reason launch as a CIC) with us for the afternoon.

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23rd May 2018

Benefit Concert for Ride For A Reason

Guildford U3A instrumental Ensemble presents a Benefit Concert supporting Ride For A Reason

Sunday 3rd June doors open 2.30pm for 3 pm At St Thomas church Chilworth GU4 8LU

Admission by ticket only from alisonoakdenriding@gmail.com (for numbers only retiring collection on day)

Homemade cakes served during interval

All proceeds to Ride For a Reason

 

Sponsored (Virtual) Rideathon

We are holding a sponsored Rideathon from 12th November to 30th November aiming to raise £1000 towards winter costs and days when lessons are cancelled due to the weather. We keep the cost of sessions low to make it accessible to all so income from lessons only covers half of our costs.

We hit our target of £1000 !!!   (Sunday 3rd Dec 9.09 pm)

Thanks to all who donated and all who took part.

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We had a complication on the Rideathon on the last day and we have now extended it to Sunday 3rd Dec

Our latest total is an amazing £955 !!!

https://www.goldengiving.com/fundraising/Sponsored%20(Virtual)%20Rideathon

Latest total Wednesday 29th Nov with one day to go is an incredible £875 !!!

It is so lovely to read all the encouraging comments to the children, thank you.

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Latest total on Mon 27th Nov is £610. Wow! Thank you.

Our new total on Saturday 25th Nov is am amazing £520!! Thank you.

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Our pupils will add posts on Facebook (private) or in our Event https://www.facebook.com/events/534592906874986/ or by email and ask people to sponsor them as they showcase their riding.

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Please support https://www.goldengiving.com/fundraising/Sponsored%20(Virtual)%20Rideathon

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‘I could stay here forever’

 

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Rory enjoying his riding on Saturday

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Alfie steering Calypso through the cones

Alfie steering Calypso through the cones

Christmas fundraising evening

On 21st December we held a Christmas fundraiser evening at The Parrot Inn Shalford, thanks to Sam Ewart who gave us discounted costs and put on a wonderful buffet.

Tickets were £6 including the buffet and a glass of fizz

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We held an auction of donated goodies ranging from Pamper Hampers, Chocolate Lovers Feast to 2 x children’s tickets to Birdworld and cooking pots as well as ‘Sparkle’ Christmas cakes!

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Dave Oakden was a superb auctioneer.

Special thanks to CJ’s Mum, Michelle, who made and donated most of the hampers but thanks to all who donated items, Zach’s Mum made beautiful Snowflake decorations which were very popular.

It would have been nice to have a few more people but we raised an amazing £400 and we would like to make it an annual event.

Christmas Party 2016

‘Ho Ho,’ (Father Christmas) arrived on a trailer pulled by a mini tractor to start our Christmas party on 17th December.

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The children enjoyed telling him what they wanted for Christmas and sparkle assisted

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Everyone enjoyed the home made sausage rolls, mince pies and mulled wine and this year we had a tombola as well as our calendars on sale.

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We raised over £200 and were able to donate £25 to SWHP (Society for Horses & Ponies) Horse Hospital in Wales

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Award Ceremony – Mayor awards For Access 18th October 2016

We were delighted to learn that Ride For A Reason has been nominated to receive the Mayor’s Award for Access –
‘Access Through Sports‘ for the excellent work you undertake in making horse riding accessible to all.
The criterion prescribed by the Access Group for an award is high and those nominated must achieve or exceed that standard.

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Presentation of the award will take place at the Park Barn Adult Day Care Centre, Park Barn Drive, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 8EN at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday 18 October 2016. The Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Gordon Jackson, will be presenting the awards.

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Mayor’s Award for Access

We are delighted to announce that Ride For A Reason has been nominated to receive the Mayor’s Award for Access – ‘Access Through Sports'”  for the excellent work we undertake in making horse riding accessible to all. “

Presentation of the award will take place at the Park Barn Adult Day Care Centre, Park Barn Drive, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 8EN at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday 18 October 2016.  The Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Gordon Jackson, will be presenting the awards.

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It will be a short, simple ceremony. The Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Gordon Jackson will present the awards, followed by light refreshments.

 

All our pupils and supporters are invited to attend, please let Alison know if you would like to come as soon as possible as we need to supply a list of guests.

Well done everyone!