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.
Thankfully we recommenced riding on Wednesday 25th February after a half term break which started a week earlier for us because of equine flu. We have taken the equine flu outbreak seriously as the illness can have a severe impact on our horses and without them we would not be able to do what we all enjoy doing. All our ponies are inoculated thanks to the sponsorship of the vaccine provider and RD...Read More
After a cool beginning to the weekend, things warmed up and riders and ground crew were very pleased to be told they could go without jackets on the first afternoon of the National Championships. Toby and Toby came 9th and William with Rose 13th out of a class of 21 which was a very respectable result in such a large class. On the Sunday Rose was an absolute gem, and even when William had tack issues neither panicked and the test was c...Read More
Happy Easter everyone, from the Trustees of Hope in the Valley.— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) April 21, 2019
Riding starts again on Wednesday... :)
Sad News....— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) April 18, 2019
It is with sadness that I have to let everyone know a former volunteer and supporter of our group has passed away.
Lynn Flowers was a gifted sculptor, and her legacy to us is the amazing Bronze... https://t.co/vnY2WT9CwI
Many of you will have heard me say how the Group would not operate without our volunteers. However, not all volunteers operate in the arena, but are incredibly valuable to the running of Hope in the Valley. It... https://t.co/2vY95pYfQu— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) April 5, 2019
Such a rare sight..Rose with her front legs together in half! Well done Daisy for working hard with Carol to achieve this.— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) March 21, 2019
And good work from the team Will,Polly and Juliet.
Lots of good riding all afternoon, with fun thrown in doing some Countryside... https://t.co/UPWoIn6oMQ
Unfortunately, due to the current wind speeds and the Met Office weather warnings, the Trustees have reluctantly decided to cancel riding sessions today.— RDAHopeintheValley (@RDAhopeinvalley) March 13, 2019
These decisions are not taken lightly, but health and... https://t.co/iDOf8WZW7S