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.
Weather was just right and our riders and ponies looked and did exceptionally well! Toby & Toby – 74.72% 2nd place Theo & Toby – 74.17 3rd place Zachy & Rose – 71.39% 4th place Brandon & Rose – 70.28% 6th place Tamzyn & Toby – 68.5% Lottie & Rose – 72.5% – 3rd and qualified for the RDA National Championships in Hartpury, Gloucestershire in July. Thanks must go to all ‘the...Read More
On 09 December 2015 our riders all enjoyed attending our Christmas Party. There were festive gymkhana games (Christmas Corners, Cracker Relays, etc) to the backdrop of Christmas carols and songs. The riders took part in our annual ‘Best Festive Decorated Hat’ competition and Santa made an appearance bearing gifts for all the riders. Our wonderful ponies and volunteers dressed appropriately for the afternoon – we had reindeers,...Read More