Hope in the Valley aims to give disabled children the opportunity to experience the pleasure, independence and therapeutic benefits that riding a horse can provide.
The Group offers weekly riding sessions at Plumpton College, near Lewes, East Sussex. It is run entirely by volunteers and funded solely by donations and bequests. Currently the Group owns four ponies; others are lent to us by their owners.
Hope in the Valley is a member of Riding for the Disabled Association, a national organisation with over 500 member Groups.
It wasn’t just the Cricket World Cup, The Wimbledon Finals & the Grand Prix at Silverstone last weekend – Hope in the Valley attended the RDA National Championships held at Hartpury Equine College in Gloucestershire! 115 RDA Groups attended, around 300 ponies and 500 competitors – a record breaking year of attendance. Following much pony bathing, grooming and plaiting, the results are below. Although the boys weren’t...Read More
Pip with Eddie - her holiday pony at Clwyd Special Riding Centre. Day one learning the art of grooming! pic.twitter.com/bzKbaH61c9— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) August 16, 2019
Will, Stanley and Fergus at the RDA National Championships in Hartpury College, Gloucestershire. Great riding boys! pic.twitter.com/pHlBTLMY7X— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) July 14, 2019
Margaret Fogg today received the Presidents Award from HRH Princess Anne for outstanding contribution to RDA. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Margaret pic.twitter.com/wQ3hQeBzR4— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) July 12, 2019
Will riding Polly in the Ashdown Forest for our end of term picnic ride held together with Eastbourne RDA Group at Kingstanding, The Police Training Centre. Thanks to the Chief Constable of Sussex! pic.twitter.com/D8sv3HWzN1— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) July 4, 2019
Stanley with the Junior Riding Trophy awarded annually for riding skills pic.twitter.com/rr465cwRdq— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) June 26, 2019