Newsletter – September 2023

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RDA National Virtual Championships

RDA National Virtual Championships

Saturday and Sunday 23 and 24 September 2023

Have you been inspired by our amazing riders at the RDA National Championships? Would you like to try competing in the familiar setting of the Cavalier Centre?

Then the RDA Virtual Nationals Championships might be the perfect opportunity! You could ride a Dressage Test to suit your ability, or participate in the Countryside Challenge. Or you can do both!

Entry is £18 per class

Enter via the online form HERE.

Questions? Please email Lisa Bartlett at [email protected]

Bingo Night – POSTPONED

Bingo Night at the Cavalier Centre

Saturday 30th September 2023, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Sorry – this event has been postponed!

Macmillan Coffee Morning 29th September 2023

Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Cavalier Centre

Friday 29th September 2023, 10:30am to 12:00pm

One in two people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime in the UK, which means we’re all affected by it in someway. This year, the Cavalier Centre is hosting a Coffee Morning to support Macmillan. It’s just a small way we can play our part in helping people living with cancer.

We’d love it if you could join us. If you’re able to bring friends, and cake to share, that would be much appreciated.

No need to book – just come along!

STEPS celebrates latest successful cohort

STEPS, our 8 Week Confidence Building and Wellbeing Programme that is funded by Reaching Communities – The National Lottery has recently celebrated the success of our latest cohort of participants with a Celebration Event and Coffee Morning. People who took part got the chance to have a ride on a horse, meet others from past and present programmes as well as receive certificates. We had nearly 50 friends, family and organisations attend.

Along with the regular eight week programmes, over the summer we have been hosting STEPS Community Wellbeing Events and Retreats. These are aimed at different groups, including Professionals, Carers and Workers who support others in the community, Forces Veterans, Parents and a local Cancer Support Charity.

Our next STEPS Programme will be launching in September. To find out more please contact Lynette Fryer, Project Coordinator on 01952 443752 or email [email protected]

2022-2023 Impact Report

We’re very happy that our second annual Impact Report has been issued. It covers the year 2022/2023 and is full of interesting facts and stories about what we’ve been up to!

We would love it if you’d take a few moments to have a look …

Impact report 22-23

2022-23 Impact Report

RDA National Championship 2023 Results

What a weekend it was at the RDA National Championships!

Here are the full Cavalier Centre results:

Class 1 Novice Carriage Driving: Peter Higgins –  Total 224.05 4th place
Class 9 RDA Showjumping Level 3: Alison Moore – 74% 3rd place
Class 21 Intro to Dressage Walk & Trot Led: Maevie Toole – 66.75% 8th place

Class 48 Vaulting Individual Pre-Novice Compulsories/Barrel Freestyle: Blossom Burton – 6.15 mark 1st place
Class 54 Dressage Freestyle: Georgia Halliwell-Paget – 66% 4th place
Class 57 Dressage Championship Grade 6: Blossom Burton – 62.2%
Class 57 Dressage Championship Grade 6: Dennie Neal – 70.27% 2nd place
Class 57 Dressage Championship Grade 6: Georgia Halliwell-Paget – 65% 4th place
Class 61 Dressage grade to Canter: Alison Moore – 65.29% 3rd place
Class 73 Best Turned Out: Blossom Burton with Sion – 88.5 mark 2nd place
Class 73 Best Turned Out: Georgia Halliwell-Paget with Heston – 88 mark 3rd place

Class 81 Dressage Grade 1: Jacqueline Doughton – 69.76% 5th place
Class 91A Dressage Grade 7 Walk & Trot Juniors: Lilia Toole – 69.28% 8th place
Class 95 Dressage Freestyle Grade 1: Jaqueline Doughton – 70.35% 2nd place
Class 101 Countryside Challenge: Ruby Smith – 81% 7th place

Of course, these results don’t actually recognise the huge achievements of the riders in a very large and competitive field. Each one of them was amazing and should be proud of how well they represented themselves and the Cavalier Centre. We’re very proud of them all.

Naturally we want to say lots of thank yous: to the participants and their families, to the volunteers over the weekend – both at Hartpury and back home, to the coaches, to those who cleaned, bathed and prepped the ponies, to the people who cleaned and polished the tack, to the cake bakers and providers of spotty neckerchiefs, as well as to all the many and varied supporters. And of course, to all our session volunteers throughout the year that helped participants to achieve their goals and reach the national championships!

We’re also so grateful to our participant, volunteer and Cavalier Centre photographer Sarah Price Photography. Thank you Sarah.

We’ll let you know when official RDA photographs are available.

Newport Show – 8th July 2023

We’re very happy to be at the Newport Show! It’s a great little country show and we’re looking forward to meeting lots of people and extolling all that we do at the Cavalier Centre!

Craft Car Boot Sale – 18th November 2023

Arts, crafts, knitting, sewing, felting, gifts, cards, Christmas and more…

Saturday 18th November 2023

Arrive at 8:30am for 10am start, ends at 2:30pm

We’re opening up our Indoor Arena to host a Craft Car Boot Sale on 18th November, 2023.

So whether you’re hunting for Christmas presents, have your own crafts to sell, or just want a morning out to enjoy our facilities and grab some lovely homemade cake, we’d love to see you.

Plus you can have a go on our very own full size mechanical horse!

£15 per car – book online HERE

Terms and conditions HERE

Download a poster HERE

Free entry for buyers

RDA Equestrian Event for Wenlock Olympian Society Games Results

Full results for the RDA Equestrian Event for Wenlock Olympian Society Games


Dressage Senior
Di Field – Independent – 1st place / Silver
Ellie Forrester – Independent – 2nd place

Emily Bridges – Led – 1st place
Julie King – Led – 2nd place

Dressage Junior
Lilia Toole – Independent – 1st place / Gold
Blossom Burton – Independent – 2nd place
Dennie Neal – Independent – 3rd place
Katie Martin – Independent – 4th place

Maevie Toole – Led – 1st place / Bronze
Sienna Lewis-Richards – Led – 2nd place

Countryside Challenge Senior
Julie King – Independent – 1st place
Olivia Taylor – Led- 2nd place
Emily Bridges – Independent – 3rd place

Countryside Challenge Senior
Georgia Halliwell-Paget – Independent – 1st place / Gold
Ruby Smith – Independent – 2nd place / Silver
Florence Giles – Led- 3rd place / Bronze
Jessica Morris – Independent – 4th place

Photography by Andy Brooks:

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