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.
After a busy summer preparing to re-start our riding sessions at Plumpton College we finally got our first riders back on board on the 15th September. Initial nerves of riders, volunteers, parents and trustees were soon forgotten. Our ponies were foot perfect and they, above all, were the least affected by their 18 month break from RDA. The afternoons have been running smoothly, albeit with fewer...Read More
The Christmas Party 2021 was a little quieter than we had all been used to in previous years. Happily, what it lacked in the number of attendees was more than made up for by a bigger appreciation of all the key ingredients of a fabulous party-games, awards, cake and Father Christmas-which we had missed so much last year. All of the ponies, riders and volunteers put on some festive sparkle for the afternoon and everyone enjoyed the compe...Read More