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
Deian competed in the SE Regional round of the Countryside Challenge competition today. He rode very well and received a score of 81.5% – sadly he didn’t qualify for the National Championships as he was placed 4th and you need to be in the top two to qualify. This was the only event that went ahead at Felbridge – all the other classes (except Fancy Dress) were cancelled as the fields were waterlogged after the incessant rain...Read More
Huge congratulations to Emily, Peate (and Rose!)...— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) July 19, 2018
They have welcomed a gorgeous new edition into their family last Friday, weighing in at a respectable weight of 8lb 10oz (3.9 kg for all you young modern... https://t.co/8wKbTAZRHx
Hot off the press.... Just heard from Carol (Granny) that William has come 4th !! Whoo Hoo!!— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) July 15, 2018
Great riding Will. :)
William before his dressage competition, being inspected for Best Turned Out, and about to take Rose to her stable having finished.— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) July 15, 2018