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.
Congratulations to Toby Skerman who was chosen as the winner of our 50th anniversary slogan competition out of thirty entries. Toby came up with the brilliant slogan “Recognising the Ability in Disability”. The photo shows Toby with Dobby the dachund, his assistance dog-in-training. Dobby is there for Toby, helping him with his breathing which helps him to sleep and be calm....Read More
On 24th May 2017 we took a group of riders and ponies to Hickstead to compete in the regional dressage competition. This has probably been our best year yet! Lottie, riding Rose, was the first placed junior in her class and has qualified to compete at the RDA National Championships at Hartpury College in July. She also received a Trophy for gaining the highest Junior qualifying score as well as receiving an award for the best turned o...Read More