Picnic Ride on the Ashdown Forest

Hope in the Valley Riding for the Disabled joined forces with Eastbourne Riding for the Disabled to enjoy a superb sunny afternoon in early July on the Ashdown Forest thanks to the Chief Constable of Sussex Police.

His kind invitation to use the Sussex Police training site at Kingstanding on the Ashdown Forest came following his attendance at Hope in the Valley’s 50th anniversary celebrations last year with HRH Princess Anne.

After a lot of planning, 5 ponies and 13 riders enjoyed a hack around the wonderful scenery of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty whilst parents enjoyed a picnic. Afterwards all those who could joined a fascinating tour around the historic and modern-day Kingstanding training site,

Our police hosts could not have been more welcoming and helpful for what was a unique afternoon and a truly memorable visit for everyone involved.