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.
Autumn term has been busy seeing new riders with enthusiastic parents and new volunteers. In September YouTube vlogger This Esme came and filmed one of our sessions at Plumpton. Her video is well worth a look as she captured the essence of what we are about. October saw a fun quiz night evening held at the college. Liz Mills and her family set some great questions. Our master chefs whizzed up plat...Read More
After a busy few months we had many reasons to put on a fabulous Christmas party at Plumpton College for the final session of 2019. We celebrated our great volunteers: Sconaid Wastie was awarded Hope in the Valley’s volunteer of the year award for her dedication whilst Rudolf, or Ru, the kindly gypsy cob seen in the photo below who is lent to the group by Chrissie Wells of South Brockwells Farm was awarded the Hamish Trophy for his exce...Read More