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
Dressage Practice starts today, courtesy of Melanie And Paul at Chailey...— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) April 21, 2018
Wonderful weather to meet up on a Saturday afternoon...
I hope you all had a lovely Easter, and that the Easter Bunny visited...— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) April 20, 2018
What a great start to the Summer Term. The weather was glorious, and there was excellent riding around the Countryside Challenge equipment. Just two weeks until competition day!
Last riding of the Spring Term... How the.time flies by...— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) March 14, 2018
And it was time for us to say goodbye and good luck... https://t.co/3T8Ea9R0Jt
Jack wins our Decorated Easter Bunny Competition! Today is our last riding session before Easter. Happy Easter from all of us at Hope in the Valley pic.twitter.com/7U2tIOyv2Y— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) March 14, 2018
Icy cold temperatures and snow have meant the cancellation of tomorrow's riding sessions at Plumpton College....... https://t.co/3N5XBagyIc— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) February 27, 2018