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Disabled Riding For over thirty years, Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled has provided the positive experience and proven therapeutic benefits of horse riding to children and adults with a […]

October 31, 2019

Assistant to the Secretary of the Board of Trustees

Job description Role: Assistant to the Secretary of the Board of Trustees Responsible to: Secretary of the Board of Trustees Key contacts: Chair of Trustees, Company Secretary, Centre Manager Remuneration: […]

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October 31, 2019

Becoming a Trustee

Passionate about achieving wellbeing through life enhancing opportunities? Then why not be one of our Trustees? The Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled exists to provide benefits for adults and […]

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October 25, 2019

RDA Dressage Times 1st November 2019

Time Name Horse LEADER CLASS 2 10 Nina Wheeler Hilda 10.08 Regan Foster Ruby 10.16 Emelia Benoy Ash 10.24 Amy Connolly Choco 10.32 Winnie Wilkins Jim 10.4 Jessica Rowley Hilda […]

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September 19, 2019

Dressage Times 22/9

Time Class Rider Horse Score % Place 10.04 1 Olivia O’Connor Henry U14 10.10 1 Faye Myall Pablo Open 10.16 1 Lizzie Stone Jasper Open 10.22 1 Leah – Marie […]

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September 11, 2019

RDA Dressage Day at Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled on Friday 1st November 2019

Our next dressage competition has been organised for riders from Avon Riding Centre and any other RDA Groups within our Mid West Region that would like to participate. In this […]

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August 2, 2019 Horse Appeal

Horse Appeal 2019

Can You Help? At Avon Riding Centre we have launched our Horse Appeal – ‘Horses Helping Humans’. The appeal will allow us to expand the services we offer and reach […]

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August 2, 2019

Bristol & Bath Classic Car Run 2019

A fantastic day was had by all at the Bristol & Bath Classic Car Run. This year we had a new team setting the route, which took our drivers up […]

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July 24, 2019

Work Experience at Avon Riding Centre

Work Experience at Avon Riding Centre Avon Riding Centre has many opportunities for work experience, helping students that work with us understand all the roles that keep the Centre running. […]

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July 17, 2019

RDA National Championships Results July 2019

What a weekend at the RDA National Championships which took place at Hartpury College. The Championships are a showcase of some of the best RDA riders from across the country. […]

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July 12, 2019

Term Dates 2019 – 2021

RDA Term Dates 2019/2020 Term 1: Monday 2 Sept – Saturday 26 Oct 2019 Term 2: Monday 4 Nov – Saturday 14 Dec 2019 Term 3: Monday 6 Jan – Saturday 15 Feb […]

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July 6, 2019

Avon Riding Centre’s Winter Dressage Series 2019/20

Avon Riding Centre’s Winter Dressage series is the perfect place to take your horse over the winter. With fantastic facilities and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere it suits all ages and […]

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July 2, 2019

RDA NATIONALS JULY 2019

FRIDAY 12th JULY Time Nos. Arena Name of Rider Horse Stirrups Class Grade EQP 11.24 226 4 Cat Kitson Ruby own 7 L/4 Flat loop reins 12.19 227 4 Stella […]

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May 24, 2019

RDA Mid West Dressage Regional Competition Results

What fantastic results from the RDA Dressage Regional Competition on Thursday 23rd May 2019. Huge congratulations to all the riders who represented the Centre so well, whether they qualified or […]

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May 22, 2019

May Half Term and Summer Holiday Activities 2019

Here is a list of some of the activities we plan to run over the May half term and Summer Holidays. These are in addition to the Saturday Clinics, which […]

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May 18, 2019

RDA Summer 2019 Activities

Ridden Pony Mornings 10am – 12pm – £25   Monday 22/7, Thursday 8/8 & Monday 26/8   RDA Endurance – Times and prices to follow   26/7, 5/8, 19/8   […]

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May 17, 2019

Regional Dressage Times for Avon Riders (May 2019)

Class Section Time Arena Rider 25 b 9:30 AM 1 Verna Clifford 73 b 9:38 AM 2 Alfie Armstrong 73 a 9:55 AM 2 Matilda Walsh 73 a 9:59 AM […]

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May 16, 2019

RDA Mid West Show Jumping Regional Results

What a fantastic day we had at the RDA Mid West Show Jumping Regional Competition at Wilton RDA Centre on Tuesday. Five out of our six riders have qualified for […]

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May 9, 2019

RDA Mid West Show Jumping Qualifying Competition Times 2019

CLASS 1 – SJ LEVEL 1, 12 and under (LED) Name Horse Group 0900 Jess Mullane Rolo Wellow 0908 Elliot Wembridge Ted Wellow 0916 Faith Hambridge Rolo Wellow CLASS 2 […]

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April 13, 2019

Saturday Clinics From June-September 2019

Starting immediately, we are running Saturday Hacks at 10:30am.  These will be delivered to the lowest ability person to book on, so you will not be guaranteed a canter, or […]

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April 5, 2019

Dressage Results Sunday April 7th 2019

Time Class Rider Horse Score % Place 10.04 1 Isabel Memory Finch 111 59 2 10.10 1 Nicola Bailey Peggy Toogood 118.5 63 1 10.16 1 Maya Ringshall  HC Fleur […]

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April 4, 2019

RDA Dressage Times Thursday April 11th

Time Name Horse Centre LEADER 10.00 Archie Brookes Bunty Avon Maureen 10.09 Mike Clark Choco Avon Jenny ? 10.18 Millie Partridge Fleur Lyncombe Lodge 10.27 Heidi Parry Maddie Avon Maureen […]

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March 29, 2019

Badminton Trail Ride 2019

What is the Badminton Trail Ride? With thanks to our President, the Duke of Beaufort, we’re thrilled to bring you this exclusive opportunity. The event allows just 50 riders to […]

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March 8, 2019

Dressage Results 10th March 2019

  Time Class Rider Horse Score % Place 10.04 1 Jenny Ibrahim Comanche 148.5 64.57 2nd 10.10 1 Nicola Bailey Peggy Toogood 138 60 5th 10.16 1 Maya Ringshall Fleur […]

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March 6, 2019

April Holiday Activities

Our Bristol Horse Riding April Holiday activities are as follows: Tuesday 9th April 10am-2pm: Pony Day with Ride out £50. Wednesday 10th April 2 hours of show jumping clinics to […]

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March 2, 2019

RDA Dressage Day at Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled on Thursday 11th April 2019

Our next dressage competition has been organised for riders from Avon Riding Centre and any other RDA Groups within our Mid West Region that would like to participate. There will […]

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February 23, 2019

Fun RDA Show Jumping Competition at Avon Riding Centre On Friday 22nd February 2019

With concerns about the potential risks of Equine Flu recently, we had to make the disappointing decision to stop any horses travelling to us from other Mid West Groups that […]

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February 15, 2019

RDA Show Jumping Times February 22nd

Time Name Horse LEADER 09:05:00 COURSE WALK Class 1 Level 1 Walk LED 10:00:00 Tom Hemming Tom 10:06:00 Reagan Foster Ruby 10:12:00 Lottie Parker Darcy 10:18:00 Graham Moore Marley 10:24:00 […]

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February 8, 2019

Cancelled – Dressage Times February 10th 2019

Due to the recent outbreak of equine flu, the dressage competition has been cancelled. You will have received an email about how we plan to proceed.   Don’t forget, hot […]

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January 19, 2019

Saturday Clinics April and May 2019

Our Clinics take place on a Saturday at 3:45pm, unless otherwise stated. They cost £31, or you can use a credit. They are aimed at a variety of ability levels, […]

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January 19, 2019

Fun RDA Show Jumping Competition at Avon Riding Centre on Friday 22nd February 2019

Following the success of last year’s Fun Show Jumping competition, we would like to invite riders from all RDA Show Jumping Groups in our Mid West Region to join us […]

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January 12, 2019

RDA Arts And Crafts Competition 2019

Arts & Crafts Competition 2019 Who can enter? Forming part of the RDA National Championships, the annual Arts & Crafts competition is always an incredibly popular event. Not only does […]

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January 12, 2019

February Half Term BHR Activities

February half term is fast approaching, and we have some activities planned for you! We are expecting places to fill up fast so be sure to get in touch and […]

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January 3, 2019

Sponsor the Badminton Trail Ride 2019

If you run a business that supplies to horsey people, you might be interested in sponsoring our Badminton Trail Ride. What is the Badminton Trail Ride? The event allows just […]

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December 21, 2018

Nativity 2018

Once again we had a fantastic turn out for our Nativity Play & Carol Service on December 12th – almost all our seats were filled! As usual, we started the […]

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December 7, 2018

Dressage Results December 9th 2018

Well done to everyone who came along! You all looked fab!! Scroll to the bottom of the page for our festive photo gallery! Time Class Rider Horse Place Score % […]

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November 22, 2018

Saturday Clinics January-March 2019

We have now planned our Saturday Clinics up to and including March 2019. Call the Centre on 0117 9590266 to book. Saturday 5th January – Beginner/Novice Show Jumping Saturday 12th […]

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November 17, 2018

Bristol Horse Riding Christmas Activities

We have some activities planned for the Christmas break, so crack out your tinsel and use up some credits!   On Saturday December 22nd, we will be running a BHR […]

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November 17, 2018

Unaffiliated Dressage Results from November 4th 2018

Well done to everyone who took part. And don’t forget you can enter the next one by giving us a call. More information by clicking here. Class Time Rider Horse […]

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November 14, 2018

RDA Creative Writing Competition

This ever-popular competition is open to all RDA participants, of all ages and abilities… and entry is completely FREE! There are three classes on offer for 2019, and as 2019 […]

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November 14, 2018

RDA Dressage Day on Friday November 2nd 2018

A total of forty one riders of all ages from our Mid West Region took part in this ever popular event and the sun shone for most of the day […]

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November 10, 2018

Provisional Term Dates 2019/20

2019/2020 (provisional) Term 1: Mon 2 Sept – Sat 26 Oct 2019 Term 2: Mon 4 Nov – Sat 14 Dec 2019 Term 3: Mon 6 Jan – Sat 15 Feb 2020 Term […]

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November 6, 2018

Dressage Results October 7th

Class Time Rider Horse % Score Place 1 Jane Shoreland Jasper 56.74 130.5 1 Jules Haynes Solomon 58.48 134.5 1 Laura Sargent Flynn 65.87 151.5 4 1 Hayley Broomfield Charlie […]

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November 1, 2018

Dressage Times 4/11/18

Don’t forget that hot food and drinks will be available, so bring lots of change, and please pick up and remove all poo from site! Have a great day. Time […]

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October 24, 2018

RDA Dressage Times November 2nd 2018

Please remember to arrive at least half an hour before your time. Time Name Horse   LEADER 10.00 Millie Boult Ruby Avon   10.08 Paige Willis Tom Avon   10.16 […]

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October 24, 2018

Can Do Day

We were blessed with so much on Sunday 21st October. Firstly, fantastic weather. We couldn’t have had better if we had placed an order with the Met Office. Secondly, some […]

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October 6, 2018

Dressage Results from September 9th 2018

Class Time Rider Horse Collective % Score Place 1 Jane Shorland Jasper 50 50.7 116.5 5 1 Debra Marsh Ginger 52 50.7 116.5 3 1 Jo Odle Alfie 54 53.3 […]

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October 5, 2018

Dressage Times 7th October 2018

There will be hot food and snack available, so bring lots of change! Please remember to clean up after your horse and take the muck away, and of course, have […]

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September 25, 2018

RDA Dressage Day at Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled on Friday 2nd November 2018

Our next dressage competition has been organised for riders from Avon Riding Centre and any other RDA Groups within our Mid West Region that would like to participate. There will […]

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September 7, 2018

Dressage Times 9th September

Time Class Rider Horse Score % Place     10.04 1 Jane Shorland Jasper     10.11 1 Louise Rich Czjaka     10.17 1 Sue Rich Czelecta     10.24 1 Debra Marsh […]

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August 2, 2018

Saturday Clinics Up Until December 2018

We have now planned our clinics up until Christmas, so it will be easier than ever to get those credits used up!  Clinics take place on a Saturday afternoon at […]

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July 31, 2018

Avon Riding Centre’s Unaffiliated Dressage Winter Series 2018 / 19

Due to our running costs rising we have, with regret had to make the decision to charge £13 per class entry fee this year.  We hope you understand and that we […]

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July 26, 2018

RDA Term Dates 2019/20

2018/2019 Term 1: Mon 3 Sept – Sat 27 Oct 2018 Term 2: Mon 5 Nov – Sat 15 Dec 2018 Term 3: Thurs 3 Jan – Fri 15 Feb 2019 Term 4: Mon 25 […]

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July 16, 2018

RDA National Championships 2018

For our riders’ scores, click here: Nationals Results 2018 This amazing event is held at Hartpury College, not far from Gloucester, every year over three packed days of competitions in […]

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July 2, 2018

What has Avon Riding Centre ever done for you, eh?

No, seriously. What?   We know we see big differences in riding skill and general confidence at the Centre from week to week. We also hope that what we do […]

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June 30, 2018

Nationals Times

Please see below the times for the Nationals at Hartpury College.

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June 7, 2018

Non Disabled Summer Activities- Registered and Non Registered Participants Welcome!

This summer holiday we have some great activities that your children will love! Whether you are looking for summer child care while you’re at work; a picnic with your children […]

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June 7, 2018

RDA Summer Activities

During the summer holidays we will be running a number of Pony Mornings and Private Lessons. Please see Dates/Times below, spaces will be filled on a first come first serve […]

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June 6, 2018

RDA Pony Morning

This half term, we ran Pony mornings for the first time for our RDA Riders. They were a chance for riders to come and learn a bit about horse care, […]

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June 6, 2018

Charity Auction at Pony Prom

We’re having charity auction at our Pony Prom, but the prizes are so fab, we thought we’d open up the bidding a bit early. So if you can’t come to […]

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May 23, 2018

Badminton Trail Ride Photos

***NB I am aware that some riders are missing and am working to rectify it ASAP**** Louise At last! Here are your photos of the Badminton Trail Ride. These are […]

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May 22, 2018

Regionals 2018

Dressage and Countryside Challenge 21st May 2018 A beautiful day and there really was a celebratory mood at the Avon Riding Centre at the RDA Mid West Regional Championships. Huge […]

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May 16, 2018

Showjumping and Endurance Success at the Mid West Regional Championships!

Our groom Ellie, and our coaches Gill, Maureen, Karen and Sue had a really long day on Monday as they had to be at Wilton RDA in Salisbury for 8.30am […]

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May 11, 2018

Regionals Times

Time Number Class Arena Newcomer Name of Rider Horse 09:30 121 27 b 1 Verna Clifford Tom 09:30 141 2 b CC Adam Bray Hope 09:34 136 2 a CC […]

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May 10, 2018

Non Disabled Half Term Activities

Pony Day! 8:30am-4pm £50 PP (Non BHR members) 29th & 31st May 2018 – 16 places  Grooming and pony painting  Stable management  Leading  On foot gymkhana […]

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April 24, 2018

Avon Riding Centre’s Winter Open Unaffiliated Dressage Series 2017 / 18

Sadly our series of dressage competitions is over for another year but it does mean that spring and summer are finally on the way after all the very cold weather! […]

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April 23, 2018

Badminton Trail Ride 2018

With thanks to our President, the Duke of Beaufort, we’re thrilled to bring you this exclusive opportunity for just FIFTY RIDERS to have a gentle 10 mile ride around the […]

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April 23, 2018

Pony Prom

Tickets are on sale for the Pony  Prom on Saturday 9th June, at 7pm,  kindly hosted by the BAWA Club, Filton. They are £35 per head, sold as tables of […]

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April 12, 2018

RDA Dressage Results from April 6th

RDA DRESSAGE COMPETITION  – held on Friday 6th  April The Spring dressage competition hosted by Avon RDA group was delayed to the Easter holidays for the first time this year […]

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April 6, 2018

Dressage Results 8/4/18

A full report including series winners will be posted later, but in the meantime, here are the results for the final class in the winter series. We would like to […]

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April 4, 2018

Horses Inside Out Demo

Our Horses Inside Out event raised an absolutely cracking £1,829.97. Thanks so much to all the volunteers who made it possible by helping with horses, serving food and generally drumming […]

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March 29, 2018

RDA Dressage Times April 6th

Time Name Horse LEADER 10.00 Kacey Lownes Jim                68 Carol 10.09 Mike Clark Charlie  L61 R60 Jenny 10.18 James Dutson Bunty            60 10.27 Charlotte Potter   RAMP Darcy    L70 R67   […]

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March 9, 2018

Dressage Results 11/3/18

Time Class Rider Horse Score % Place     10.04 1 Emily Seevaratnam Bertie  WD     10.11 1 Amelie Krestovnikoff Maggie May  139.5 60.65     10.17 1 Heather Caddick Ali Shamahl […]

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February 22, 2018

Fun Half Term Showjumping February 2018

This was a lovely, friendly event, with 30 visitors from other RDA Groups in the Region. Feedback was very positive, with people saying what a friendly event it was and […]

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February 10, 2018

Fun Show Jumping Times for 16th February

Time Name Horse LEADER 9.50 COURSE WALK Class 1 10.00 Rebecca White Tinker Avon 10.08 Imogen Ashwell-Rice Snowflake Forerst 10.16 David Tyrell Jet LL 10.24 Iona Maclean Jacko Saxon 10.32 […]

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February 9, 2018

Dressage Results 11/2/18

Time Class Rider Horse Score % Place Collective Mark 10:00 1 Terri Cuff Troy  152  66.09  6  65 10:07 1 Debbie Marsh Ginger  144  62.61  62 10:13 1 Mandy Harris […]

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February 5, 2018

New Fundraising Target for Badminton Trail Ride!

Every year a group of just 50 ordinary riders get the experience of a lifetime when they are able to hack round the Badminton Estate immediately after the Mitsubishi Badminton […]

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January 24, 2018

Therapies at Avon Riding Centre

Did you know there are lots of ways to feel good at Avon Riding Centre? We have a fully-equipped therapy room downstairs, that is available for hire to self-employed complementary […]

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January 23, 2018

CHAMPIONSHIPS TO RETURN TO AVON RIDING

On the 21st May, the Mid West Regional Championships of the Riding for the Disabled Association are to be held in Bristol for the first time in 3 years, at […]

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January 16, 2018

Bristol & Bath Classic Car Run 2018

This popular event will take place on 22nd July 2018. It is the final year that the route will be set by Bill Phillips, who has created some beautiful tours […]

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January 11, 2018

Team Building

When you ride a horse, you become the ultimate team: cantering into the future, the rosettes and rewards are up for grabs! The understanding you develop can seem like telepathy. […]

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January 3, 2018
January 3, 2018

RDA Collection “Houses”

If you’d like to help do your bit for Avon Riding Centre, and for RDA National at the same time, please do pick one of these adorable little houses up […]

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January 3, 2018

QUIZ NIGHT – January 26th 2018

Come and join our friendly quiz night!

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November 11, 2017

Horses Inside Out

Horses Inside Out Demo with Gillian Higgins. Avon Riding Centre is delighted to welcome Gillian Higgins with her world famous horses inside out demonstration. Have you ever wanted to know […]

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October 23, 2017

Term Dates 2018/19

2018/2019 Term 1: Mon 3 Sept – Sat 27 Oct 2018 Term 2: Mon 5 Nov – Sat 15 Dec 2018 Term 3: Thurs 3 Jan – Fri 15 Feb 2019 Term 4: Mon 25 […]

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October 6, 2017

Dressage Times 8/10/17

Time Class Rider Horse Score % Place 10:00 1 Hayley Broomfield Charlie 10:06 1 Emilie Gibson Theo 10:12 1 Demi Bowler Millie 10:18 1 Abigail Hallett Woody 10:24 1 Anna […]

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September 28, 2017

Print an Open Day poster and stick it up somewhere prominent!

Click here: flier design to get a copy of this poster to print at home!

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September 11, 2017

RDA Dressage Day at Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled on Friday 27th October 2017

 RDA Dressage Day at Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled on Friday 27th October 2017  Our next dressage competition has been organised for riders from Avon Riding Centre and any […]

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September 11, 2017

OPEN DAY 22nd October 2017

Thanks so much to everyone who came along to this event, which raised a fantastic £1,700! It was lovely to see the Police Horses and Fire Service, and see some […]

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September 8, 2017

Dressage Times 10/9/17

Time Class Rider Horse Score % Place     10.04 1 Hayley Broomfield Charlie     10.11 1 Jayne Jackson Snowy     10.17 1 Alex Macara Bertha     10.24 1 Lizzie Stone […]

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September 6, 2017

Masonic Charitable Foundation windfall

Thanks so much to everyone for supporting us in the Masonic Charitable Foundation Tercentenary Community Award. We got the most votes in the Bristol area and they have awarded us […]

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August 30, 2017

Tea Party for Bella

Thanks so much to Jenny Harrison who raised £110 with this lovely event!  

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August 9, 2017

RDA Mid West Display at The Festival of British Eventing August 2017

A total of twenty seven riders took part in this year’s event, including six of our riders: Laura Barefoot on Barney, George Hunter on Baby, Jahziah Dixon on Jim, Harry […]

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August 3, 2017

Term Dates 2017/18

2017/2018 Term 1: Mon 4 Sept – Sat 21 Oct 2017 Term 2: Mon 30 Oct – Sat 9 Dec 2017 Term 3: pm Tues 2 Jan – Sat 10 Feb 2018 Term […]

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July 19, 2017

Volunteer Riding Opportunities

For a change, we thought it might be nice to offer our volunteers the opportunity to have a ride instead of just leading a horse around! There are a variety […]

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July 18, 2017

Avon Riding Centre’s RDA National Championship Results 2017

Friday 14th July Class 4 Level 2 Junior Show Jumping   Neve Massey riding Jim came 10th in her first ever SJ competition at the Nationals, jumping a clear round […]

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July 4, 2017

Nationals Times 2017

FRIDAY 14th July 2017 Time Number Arena Test Name of Rider Horse Stirrup 9.20 263 4 S/J  Level 2 Neve Massey Jim 62 9.50 266 1 TVI  W/T Verna Clifford […]

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May 31, 2017

Winter Dressage Series 2017/18

Sunday 10th September   Class 1 – Intro A (2008) Class 2 – Prelim 2 (2016) Class 3 – Prelim 14 (2006) Class 4 – Novice 27 (2007)     […]

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May 19, 2017

RDA Regional Championships Results 2017

What a fantastic day it was!  Despite the weatherman’s predictions we had glorious sunshine at Hartpury for the RDA Regional Competition.  Fun was had by all, and riders and volunteers […]

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May 13, 2017

Fun Show Jumping Competition on April 19th

April 19th was the Avon Centre’s first ever RDA Show Jumping event and once again we were lucky to have perfect spring day, ensuring that everyone had the very best […]

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May 12, 2017

RDA Regional Qualifying Competition

On Thursday May 18th at Summerhouse Equestrian Centre we will sending 17 riders to the RDA Regional Qualifying Competition.  There will be classes in Dressage at all levels, and the […]

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May 11, 2017

RDA National Championships 2017

The RDA National Championships take place every year at Hartpury College and are one of the largest equestrian events in the world.  There are competitions in Dressage, Countryside Challenge, Carriage […]

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May 6, 2017

Horse Owners Dressage Clinics

On Thursday May 11th, Avon Riding Centre and Bristol Horse Riding will be offering dressage clinics for horse owners with BHS Registered Instructor, Alexandra Richards.  Alex competes regularly up to […]

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March 30, 2017

Auction of Promises

If you’d like to try and “blag” something from your employer or a friend, why not use thit official Blagging letter which you can download and print yourself!

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February 21, 2017

RDA Dressage Day Friday 17th February 2017

This was our first fun competition for a whole year due to our indoor arena being resurfaced in the October half term. Once again we were fortunate to have a […]

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February 16, 2017

Horse Appeal – Fundraising Ideas

We want to raise £20,000 as quickly as we can, so we can get more horses who help people. There are lots of good things you could do, but if […]

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February 11, 2017

Winter Dressage Times Feb 12th 2017

For times for this competition please visit bristolhorseriding.co.uk

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February 10, 2017

RDA Dressage Times Friday February 17th

Time Name Horse 10.00 Kacey Lownes Bunty 10.09 George Britton Oscar 10.18 Abigail Bailey Jim 10.27 Sophie Standing Frankie 10.36 Kevin Hodges Marge 10.45 Alison Kerridge Bertie 10.54 Cat Cucos […]

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February 9, 2017

Makaton and riding lessons

If you’re an arena volunteer and are working with people who use Makaton to communicate, you might find it useful to check out this handy guide to some of the vocabulary you’d […]

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February 7, 2017

Treat Yourself at Avon Riding Centre

Did you know that we have a therapy room now at the Centre? On Saturdays, you’ll find Carol from Just You Holistics there. She offers massage therapy, Reflexology, Tibetan Head […]

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February 6, 2017

Badminton Fun Ride 10th May 2017

Once again, His Grace the Marquess of Beaufort, and our president the Earl of  Worcester gave us permission to run our hugely popular Fun Ride around the estate, just two […]

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February 2, 2017

Grant-Making Trusts – a quick Thank you!

Our running costs each year are around £345,000. We raise almost £200,000 from riding lessons, both disabled and non-disabled, which leaves us with around £150,000 to find from various sources. […]

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January 12, 2017

RDA Dressage February 17th

Our RDA dressage event on 17th is now full. If you have managed to secure a place, times will be published on this page. The tests are: Class 1  Grade I […]

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January 5, 2017

Weekly Update Thursday January 5th 2017

Please read this email carefully, it contains important news about activities at the Centre this week.  Welcome Back! We hope you all enjoyed yourselves over the festive period and are […]

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December 12, 2016

Quiz Night 27th January 2017

Come along, it’s a great night. The Westbury-on-Trym Village Hall is at the top of Waters Lane, next to The Mouse pub. Parking is at the bottom of the hill […]

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December 9, 2016

Moorland Multi-terrain Challenge 29th January 2017

*** We need volunteer stewards for this event. If you’d like to stand en route and guide the runners, please contact Louise in the office by clicking here. *** Fun for […]

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December 9, 2016

Weekly Centre Update 9th December 2016

The following is a transcript of the Weekly Update email sent on 9/12/16:  Please read all of this email. It contains important information about the Centre this week.   Cattle […]

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November 25, 2016

Calendars Now Available

This year, we’ve gone all technological and you can buy our calendars online! http://www.lulu.com/shop/louise-leigh/arc-calendar/calendar/product-22959535.html Use the discount code: FWD15 for a 15% discount that won’t take anything out of our […]

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November 23, 2016

Christmas Presents for Riders

Bristol Horse Riding Christmas vouchers are now on sale!

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November 18, 2016

Raffle and Christmas Cards.

Best thing about Christmas? Is it tiny voices raised in song? Is it hanging up the stockings on the fireplace? Is it the Christmas tree a-sparkle with lights and baubles? […]

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November 14, 2016

Nativity 2016

Our famous nativity play is on its way. Details are 

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November 4, 2016

Times for Dressage Sunday 6th November 2016

These can be found on our Bristol Horse Riding website Here

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October 19, 2016

Safeguarding for Volunteers

SAFEGUARDING – NOTICE FOR VOLUNTEERS   Safeguarding is the action taken to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse and neglect. As a Centre safeguarding is extremely important to us. […]

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October 11, 2016

Volunteer Coach Vacancies

Vacancy: Volunteer RDA Coach We are currently recruiting Volunteer RDA Coaches: (Minimum 2-3 hours per week, weekday, school term time only) We are one of the largest Riding for the […]

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September 22, 2016

Co-op Community Fund

We have been selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund. It means that we will get a contribution towards our projects, here at the Centre. In particular, […]

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September 20, 2016

Could you help with our Open Day?

Some of you may have seen that we are running an Open Day on Sunday 9th October. It aims to be an inclusive day with tons for families to do. […]

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September 19, 2016

Dressage Results for Sunday 18th September

A super first competition in our Unaffiliated Winter Dressage Series 2016-17. Here are the results: Class  1: Intro A (2008) 1st: Sherry Webb on Chase 2nd: Kate Lingwood-White on Danygaer […]

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September 16, 2016

Dressage Times for Sunday 18th September

Here are the times for Sunday. Please bear in mind there is a cycle ride of setting off from Blaise on Sunday morning.  Although the organisers assure us that there […]

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August 10, 2016

Unaffiliated Winter Dressage Series 2016-17

The Bristol Horse Riding Unaffiliated Winter Dressage Series is upon us. We are a Qualifying Centre for the Dressage Championships of Great Britain 2017 at Cricklands. Riders who score over […]

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July 28, 2016

Poo Party! 11th September 2016

  Here at Avon Riding Centre, for the Disabled, we need £50,000 to buy a new surface for our arena. Because riders often need up to 3 helpers each to support them, […]

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July 18, 2016

RDA National Championships RESULTS 2016

The weekend of the 15th-17th July saw 11 riders represent Avon Riding Centre at the RDA National Championships at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire. The Championships has grown year on year and […]

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June 24, 2016

Color Run Fun for Mother and Son!

10 year old George Britton and his mum, Stephanie, are taking on a mother and son challenge in aid of the Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled on Saturday 9th […]

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June 9, 2016

RDA Mid West Regional Show-jumping Championships 2016

Four riders from Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled competed at the Mid West Regional championships in Show-jumping and Endurance on Monday 6th June. George Brindley qualified for the nationals, […]

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June 2, 2016

Volunteer Coaches Wanted

The amazing work we do here at Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled can only be done with the support of volunteers. At the moment, we have  a long waiting […]

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June 2, 2016

Talk on Sensory Issues in ADHD and Autism

We are lucky enough to have among our parents, Advanced Occupational Therapist and Clinical Lead for Autism, Debra Westgate. She has kindly offered to give a talk for our current […]

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June 1, 2016

Got a few hours to spare? We need you!

Here at Avon Riding Centre, we are heavily reliant on volunteers. This is such a busy place and we always need people to help out with both our day-to-day activities […]

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May 23, 2016

Give & Gain: Imperial Tobacco give us a makeover!

  A team from Imperial Tobacco visited Avon Riding Centre on Friday 20th May with the aim of giving our outside space a good going over. We set them to […]

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May 23, 2016

RDA REGIONAL COMPETITION: RESULTS AND PHOTOS

Riders representing Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled had stunning success at the RDA Mid-West Regional Competition on Thursday 19th May. The centre took a total of 16 riders, 6 […]

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May 6, 2016

Winter Dressage Results 2016

The Avon Riding Centre’s Open Dressage Winter Series came to an end on Sunday 10th April, it was a dry, sunny but very windy day. Almost thirty competitors were due […]

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April 8, 2016

Dressage Results 10th April 2016

Class Rider Horse Score % Place 1 Lesley Wood JP 1 Gill Brown Bob 153.00 66.3 2nd 1 Lauren Evans Tinker 136.5 59.35 4th 1 Jodi Thomas Dandy 149.5 65 […]

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March 16, 2016

Avon RDA BEF Intro Day 20 March 2016

Avon RDA BEF Intro Day 20 March 2016 Judge/Trainer: Sue Petty Riders who are riding two tests will start their session by riding through Test 1, they will they receive […]

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March 11, 2016

Dressage Times 13th March 2016

Time Class Rider Horse Score Place %      10.04 1 Flo Jackson Poppy      10.11 1 Theodore Williams Chester      10.17 1 Lauren Evans Tinker      10.24 1 Kate Lingwood […]

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March 4, 2016

Avon Riding Centre Easter Activities

Wednesday 23rd March – Jumping Clinics, 2pm and 3pm. £28 An hour of taught clear round, grouped according to ability.  Call the Centre for more details Thursday 24th March – […]

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February 18, 2016

Avon Riding Centre’s RDA Dressage Day on Friday 12th February 2016

Our luck held once again as the morning dawned bright and sunny, if a little bit chilly and forty competitors took part in what was a very happy occasion. It […]

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February 12, 2016

Dressage Times 14th Feb 2016

Time Class Rider Horse Score % Place 10:00 1 Sherry Webb Chase 10:07 1 Kerry Bushe Mimi 10:14 1 Jodi Thomas Dandy 10:21 1 Gill Brown Bob 10:28 1 Theodore […]

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February 5, 2016

RDA Dressage Times February 12th

Time Name Horse     10.00 Mike Clark Hope   Avon 10.09 George Britton Choco 62 Avon 10.18 Maria Brennan Jim   Avon 10.27 Gemma Holmes Dolly   Wellow 10.36 […]

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January 28, 2016

30 Year Award

We were delighted to be able to award one of our long term riders and volunteers, Michelle Godbert with her 30 Year award at our volunteer Christmas supper. Here is […]

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January 28, 2016

RDA County Training Day at Avon Riding Centre on Monday 25th January with Joanna and Roger Day

Joanna and Roger are enthusiastic supporters of RDA worldwide.  They are also the proud breeders of famous eventer Primmore’s Pride, ridden by Pippa Funnell to win a silver medal at […]

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January 22, 2016

February Half Term Holiday Activities

Avon Riding Centre February Half Term Holiday Activities Monday 8th February 2016, 5pm-7:30pm. Clear Round Jumping – £10 An opportunity to prepare for a show, get your horse ready, warm […]

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January 19, 2016

Term Dates 2016/17

2016/2017 Term 1: Mon 5 Sept – Sat 22 Oct 2016 Term 2: Mon 31 Oct – Sat 10 Dec 2016 Term 3: Tues 3 Jan – Sat 11 Feb 2017 Term 4: Mon 20 […]

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December 10, 2015

Nativity 2015

Thank you to everyone who came and supported our Nativity, we had another lovely evening and raised lots of money to help support our efforts here at the Centre.  A […]

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December 3, 2015

Dressage Times December 6th 2015

Time Class Rider Horse Score % Place      10.04 1 Angharad Miller Lewis      10.11 1 Lauren Evans Tinker      10.17 1 Jessie Hill Flash      10.24 1 Emma Fletcher […]

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November 7, 2015

Autumn RDA Dressage Day at Avon Riding Centre on Friday 30th October

We had slightly less entrants for this competition with thirty riders of all ages participating in a choice of four Classes rather than the usual five. At this time of […]

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November 4, 2015

Moorland Multi-Terrain 10k (approx.) Race. Sunday 24th January 2016 at 11.00am

This exciting course, of approximately ten kilometres, is set in the last remnant of countryside in the City of Bristol. It starts at Avon Riding Centre and combines close-cropped paddocks, […]

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October 25, 2015

RDA Dressage Times October 30th

Time Name Horse LEADER 10.00 Ewan Waller Spike   47   Kim 10.09 Eleanor Maddison Jim   61   Paula 10.18 Matilda Walsh Dusty   57   Coralie 10.27 Cecelia Kennard Choco   61 […]

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October 23, 2015

Dressage Times 25th Oct 2015

Please note that the Portway will be closed on the 25th, so you will need to find an alternate route to the Centre if you were planning to come that […]

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September 25, 2015

Dressage Results 27th September 2015

Time Class Rider Horse Score Place %      10.04 1 Gill Brown Bob  161  1st   70%      10.11 1 Cathy Froom Hamerlus Indigo  158  3rd   68.7%      10.17 […]

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September 18, 2015

October Half Term Activities

We are pleased to be able to offer some Half Term activities this October half term.  Please remember that all activities must be paid for at the time of booking.  […]

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July 30, 2015

Avon Riding Centre Receives £1177.23 From The Mayor’s Charity Fund

As many of you already know Councillor Ros Willis, Mayor of Weston Super Mare chose Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled as one of her charities.  This week Gill Edwards, […]

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July 23, 2015

Dressage Results 26th July 2015

Sunday July 26th 2015 Time Class Rider Horse Score Place %      10.04 1 Kerry Carson Oscar 127.5 2nd 67      10.11 1 Elaine Gibbs Annie 117 61.5      10.17 […]

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July 21, 2015

RDA National Dressage Results and Photo Gallery

Friday 17th July Morgan Rogers riding Bunty came 1st in her Class 19 Countryside Challenge with one helper, gaining a score of 85.25% and 1st on her Introduction to Dressage […]

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July 9, 2015

RDA NATIONALS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 HARTPURY

Times below are for Avon Riding Centre Riders, if you are riding from a different Centre please contact your group for times. FRIDAY 17TH JULY   SPIKE                              CORRY GRINTER                                         […]

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June 23, 2015

Winter Dressage Series 2015/16

Avon Riding Centre is Running its popular Winter Dressage Series again in 2015-16.  See below for details. Sunday 27th September Class 1 – Intro A (2008) Class 2 – Prelim […]

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June 23, 2015

Summer Dressage 2015

Avon Riding Centre is running two Summer Dressage Competitions in July and August.  Please see below for details.   Sunday 26th July Class 1 – ARC Walk and Trot Test […]

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May 13, 2015

Regional Dressage Times Monday 18th May

Please see below the times for Avon Riding Centre Riders.  External Riders can get their times from their group. Number Class Arena Time Name of Rider Horse 3 5b   […]

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April 22, 2015

May Holiday Activities

MAY 2015 Activities At Avon Riding Centre Monday May 4th – Bank Holiday Monday Each session: £28 per Rainbow Rider including Horse Hire, or £15 for riders bringing their own […]

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April 10, 2015

Dressage Results April 12 2015

Class Rider Horse Score % Place Series points 1 Kerry Bushe Mimi wd wd wd wd 1 Emma Alden Lilly May 169 73.5 1 12 pts 1 Shelly Sterckx Slugie […]

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March 18, 2015

Easter Activities 2015

Easter Activities at Avon Riding Centre Pony Pal Mornings. Tuesday 31st March & 7th April.  Thursday 2nd & 9th April 10.00am -12.00pm. Open to regular Rainbow Riders and external riders. […]

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March 3, 2015

What is Pot Jumping?

The March 15th show jumping show will see the launch of ”POT JUMPING” at Avon Riding Centre. This is not jumping pots!! £1 of every entry will go into a ”pot” […]

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March 3, 2015

Badminton Fun Ride 2015

Wednesday 13th May 2015 Starting at 11.00 am Setting off in small groups at approximately 10 minute intervals. By kind permission of HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF BEAUFORT and our […]

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February 27, 2015

Dressage Results March 1st 2015

Time Class Rider Horse Test Score Place %         9.58      10.04 1 Anna Thomas Darius  132      10.11 1 Lizzy Hickinbotham Evie  126      10.17 1 Megan Tucker Storm […]

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February 25, 2015

Avon Riding Centre’s RDA Dressage Day on Friday 20th February

Well this was a special ‘Gala’ competition celebrating the fact that, thanks to some very generous grants, we have a new roof on our indoor arena. We were delighted to […]

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January 30, 2015

Dressage Results Feb 1st 2015

Class Rider Horse Score % Place 1 Anna Thomas Darius 123 5th 1 Emma Machin Tickled Pink 113 1 Justine Stott Harley Beans 120 6th 1 Shelley Sterk Slugie 144 […]

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January 27, 2015

Bristol Concert Wind Band make beautiful music and raise funds for Avon Riding Centre!!

Bobby and Claire from BCWB presented £1125  – the proceeds of their Christmas Concert to  ARC Fundraiser, Jane Turner. Both  band members are also regulars at the Centre, as rider […]

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January 22, 2015

Centre Update January 2015

Please see attached the January Centre Update. In this issue you will find: Introduction Challenges Charity of the Year Clothes Recycling Nativity & Carol Service Moorland Multi-Terrain Race Endeavour & […]

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January 21, 2015

Thanks to…

Les Davies OBE, Christine Billing and Fran Willers for donating rugs, hay nets and tack. Les Davies OBE came to ARC on Saturday and brought a Land Rover full of […]

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December 22, 2014

Nativity Pictures 2014

With Thanks to Anna Jankiewicz and Phil McLean for taking the photos below.  

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December 5, 2014

Dressage Results 7/12/14

Time Class Rider Horse Score Place %      10.04 1 Nicky Wilkinson Roddy  127  3rd  55.2      10.11 1 Gina Porter HK Hope  107  7th  46.5      10.17 1 Kate […]

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November 13, 2014

RDA Dressage Day at Avon Riding Centre on Friday 31st October

RDA Dressage Day at Avon Riding Centre on Friday 31st October What a brilliant time we had – the weather was so warm and sunny that we were able to […]

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October 31, 2014

Dressage Results November 2nd

Time Class Rider Horse   Score Place %       9.58 1 Helen Moody Copper    10.04 1 Theo Williams Chester  111  2nd  62    10.11 1 Kate Lingwood White Danygaer […]

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October 22, 2014

RDA Dressage Times October 31st

Time NAME HORSE 10.00 Mike Clark Bella 10.09 Ann Dando Midnight 10.18 Lucas Boyle Frankie 10.27 Aaron McLusky Midnight 10.36 Alisha Craigie Spike 10.45 Brian Jones Midnight 10.54 Alison Bond […]

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October 9, 2014

October Half Term 2014 Non Disabled Activities

Pony Pal Mornings Tues 28th October, Wednesday 29th October, Thursday 30th October. 10-12 am. For children and adults who need to spend more time around horses and ponies. Includes stable management […]

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October 7, 2014

Avon Riding Centre Winter Open Unaffiliated Dressage Series 2014 / 2015

November 2nd 2014  Class 1 ARC Walk & Trot 1b (2012) Class 2 Prelim 4 (2002) Class 3 Pick your own Test from choice of: Prelim 12 (2005), Novice 27 (2007) or Elementary […]

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October 7, 2014

Avon Riding Centre Autumn Unaffiliated Show jumping.

  Spring “POT JUMPING’’ SUNDAY 26th April 2015 Including Cricklands Qualifiers  9.00‐10.00am. Clear round jumping 50cm. Entries on the day. Open to horses and ponies. £5 entries on the day. […]

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October 3, 2014

Dressage Results For Sunday 5th October 2014

Time Class Rider Horse Score Place %      10.04 1      10.11 1 Kathryn Monk Whitstable Native  131.5  5th  57.2      10.17 1 Nicky Wilkinson Roddy  134.5  4th  58.5      […]

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September 25, 2014

Venetia Williams wins the day!

Many thanks to everyone involved in helping to make the Venetia Williams lunch such a success – the event raised an amazing £6000 and everyone who attended got a fascinating […]

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September 24, 2014

RDA Dressage Day at Avon Riding Centre on Friday 31st October 2014

Once again we are arranging a dressage competition for riders from Avon Riding Centre and also riders from any RDA Groups within our Mid West Region that would like to […]

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September 24, 2014

2015/16 Term Dates

2015/2016 Term 1: Tues 1 Sept – Sat 24 Oct 2015 Term 2: Mon 2 Nov – Sat 12 Dec 2015 Term 3: Mon 4 Jan – Sat 6 Feb 2016 Term 4: Mon 15 […]

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September 3, 2014

Vote for Us!!

VOTE FOR US!! Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled has been shortlisted in the local Lloyds Bank Community Fund and with your help has the chance to be awarded a […]

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August 29, 2014

Dressage Results 31/08/14

Time Class   Rider Horse Score Place   10.04 1 Gina Porter Hong Kong Hope  117  4   10.11 1 Kate Lingwood White Danygaer Lord Thomas  124  3   10.17 […]

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August 22, 2014

ASDA Patchway

Thank you to ASDA Patchway for allowing us to take ‘Jellybean’ our horse simulator into their store – we raised £113.07 by offering rides and were able to talk to […]

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July 22, 2014

Congratulations George!

We would like to say a HUGE congratulations to George Brindley, for receiving Runner up award in the  Haddon Training Apprentice of the year competition.  We are all very proud.

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July 21, 2014

Congratulations!

To everyone who took part in the RDA Nationals at Hartpury this weekend.  The results and some photos are below.  We would like to say a huge thank you to […]

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June 16, 2014

Thornbury Rotary Club

Thanks to Thornbury Rotary Club who raised a fantastic £5,000 with their “swimathon” earlier this year.  It was a fabulous event and we are very grateful for all the support […]

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June 5, 2014

May 2014 Centre Update

Here is the Centre Update for May.  Please note that the Rideathon is August 18th, Centre update – May 2014

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May 16, 2014

Badminton Fun Ride 2014 Photos

We had an absolutely fabulous time at the Badminton Fun Ride, and were extremely lucky with the weather.  Here are some photos from the day.  

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May 3, 2014

Winter Dressage Results

A huge congratulations to the winners of our Winter Series Winners. Sherry Webb has been awarded The Avon Riding Centre Challenge Trophy for winning Class 1 Emma Garbutt has been awarded […]

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April 15, 2014

Abseil Team raise over £3000!!

On Sunday 5th April a team of 12 led by Neil Truelove Chair of Trustees gathered on the Portway to take on the ‘Mega Abseil’. Neil was joined by staff […]

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March 17, 2014

Farewell to Nick

  We are sad to announce that Mr Nick Woodfield will leave his position of yard manager at Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled on Friday March 14th.  He has […]

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March 4, 2014

Thanks to Paul and Kathleen Bennett

Many thanks to Kathleen and Paul Bennett (dressed as Santa) who collected money at various venues around Bristol during December in aid of Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled. Paul […]

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February 24, 2014

RDA Dressage Day at Avon Riding Centre on Friday 21st February

Despite a poor weather forecast Friday dawned bright and sunny and remained so until the middle of the day when we suffered a few very heavy downpours, however our spirits […]

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February 11, 2014

Dressage Results from 9th Feb

Well it certainly was a wet and rainy one! Thank you to everyone who came along, and to our wonderful volunteers who donned their waterproofs and made the day possible. […]

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January 22, 2014

Knowle 50/50 Group

Many thanks to Knowle Methodist Church 50/50 Group who visited the Centre and presented Jane Turner, Community Fundraiser, with a cheque for an amazing £2000! The group raised this money […]

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January 20, 2014

10K Photos!

Yesterday saw the 4th annual 10k multi terrain race at Avon Riding Centre.  The event is organised for us by Town and Country Harriers who donate all of the profits […]

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January 18, 2014

Thanks to NuuMed

We we like to say a huge thank you to NuuMed for donating two boxes of stock to The Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled.  Donations make a real difference and […]

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December 19, 2013

The Bristol Chamber Orchestra

Thank You to Bristol Chamber Orchestra for the concert they held on 30th November which raised £650 for the Centre.  Also, our thanks go our thanks go to our lovely […]

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December 13, 2013

Nativity Photos

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who came and supported our Nativity this year. We had a lovely evening and hope you did too.  Below […]

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December 4, 2013

Enter the Grand Tour Somerset (16/03/14)…

…and raise money for The Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled. Grand Tour Somerset – 16th March 2014 A whistle-stop tour of the Mendips, the Quantocks, Exmoor finishing with a […]

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November 29, 2013

December 2013 Centre Update

Centre update – December 2013

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November 15, 2013

Cat’s Nationals Photos

Cat’s Mum has let us have some fabulous photos of him and Winston at the Nationals this summer.  We had such a great time and look forward to next year.  […]

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November 14, 2013

RDA Dressage Results 1st Nov

We would like to say a huge congratulations to everyone who took part in the RDA Dressage on Friday November 1st.  The standard was incredibly high and we look forward […]

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November 8, 2013

Dressage Results Nov 10

Class Rider Horse Time Score Place 1 Sue Webb Pixie 09:45 100 1 Kelly Southwood Merry Magdeline 09:51 100 1 Chloe Powell Zebedee 09:57 121 1 Sherry Webb Boo 10:03 […]

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November 8, 2013

Term Dates 2014-15

Term 1: Mon 1 Sept – Sat 25 Oct 2014 Term 2: Mon 3 Nov – Sat 13 Dec 2014 Term 3: Mon 5 Jan – Sat 14 Feb 2015 Term 4: Mon 23 Feb […]

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October 24, 2013

Knowle Methodist Church 50/50 Group

Who raised an incredible £715 at a concert featuring Kidderminster Valentine’s Ladies Choir, supported by The Gwent Police Male Voice Choir – both choirs provided their services free of charge. […]

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October 17, 2013

Centre Updates

Centre update – October 2013

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October 11, 2013

Dressage Results Sunday for 13th Oct

Class Rider Horse  Time Score Place Class 1 1 Callum Hallett Brendon           9.45 133 1 David Cook Midas           9.51 115 1 Hollie Dyer Shannon           9.58 131 1 […]

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August 5, 2013

Gatcombe Musical Ride

Avon Riding Centre Riders led the way in the RDA Musical Ride at Gatcombe Horse Trials on Saturday.  The team consisted of: Teal Maynard riding Tic Tac with Leader: Carol […]

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July 26, 2013

Announcement – Chairman of Avon Riding for the Disabled

 Beth Grant has been involved with Avon Riding Centre for many, many years and has been Chairman of our Trustees since 1989. She has contributed a huge amount of passion, […]

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July 26, 2013

Non Disabled Summer Activites

Avon Riding Centre Non-Disabled  Holiday activities 2013 Tuesday May 28th Pony Club activity day 10.00 – 3.00. Come and enjoy a day of mounted and non-mounted activities that will help […]

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July 20, 2013

Results From the RDA National Championships (and Photo Gallery)

CLASS  NAME OF RIDER HORSE       SCORE       PER %       PLACE 9 Verna Clifford Barney 111 69.3 1st 6 Cat Cucos Winston 95 […]

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July 4, 2013

Sue Thatcher is Regional Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Sue Thatcher who was Avon Centres nomination for the RDA Volunteer of the Year Award .  She was the Regional winner and will now go forward to the […]

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July 4, 2013

Wonder Womans Ball

Avon Riding Centre has its very own Wonder Woman!  Karen Sheppard is a volunteer instructor at the Centre and was responsible for organising the 100 Acre Ball last weekend.  Not […]

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June 29, 2013

Olympic Equestrian Events Opportunity

Here at Avon Riding Centre we are delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity to meet Tim Hadaway, the man responsible for the Olympic Equestrian events. In the 1990s, Tim […]

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June 23, 2013

Summer Fair Photos

Thanks to everyone who came along and supported us, and a huge thank you to all the staff and volunteers who made it possible for us to have such a […]

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June 14, 2013

RDA Volunteer of the Year

Avon Riding Centre could not function without the wonderful volunteers who support us.   Nearly all RDA lessons are delivered by RDA Volunteer Instructors and all the side walkers and leaders […]

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June 14, 2013

Gillespies Support

A big thank you to Gillespie’s accountants who entered a team on our behalf to the Dragon Boat Race on Sunday 9th June.  No final total available yet, but the […]

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June 14, 2013

Billow Farm support

A big thank you to Billow Farm for donating the profits from their open day on Sunday 9th to the Centre.  They donated £219.56.  They all ready provide enormous support […]

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May 18, 2013

Badminton Fun Ride Photos

Here are some photos from the Badminton Fun Ride.  We all had a fantastic time and hope you did too.

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May 4, 2013

Badminton 2013

Badminton 2013 has just finished today.  We had 5 days on our stand and the sponsored ride today.  Takings on the stand were up by over 50% on 2011 which […]

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January 26, 2013

Dressage Dates Updated

Dressage for Sunday 20th January will now take place on Sunday February 10th with the same classes and all entrants transferred across. Sunday February 10th’s competition will now take place […]

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January 12, 2013

Sponsor a Seat

Sponsor an ex-Wembley arena seat at Avon Riding Centre and help contribute towards the vital funds the Centre needs!   Each sponsor will receive a certificate, their name on a […]

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