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.
Hope in the Valley RDA Group took four of its regular weekly disabled young riders to the Clywd Special Riding Centre in North Wales. This was a wonderful experience for each of the youngsters to be responsible for a pony for the 4 days of the stay. Riders were in charge of bringing their pony in from the field first thing in the morning- even before having their own breakfast- grooming and tackin...Read More
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