RDA Carriage Driving Regionals – Saturday 27th April 2024

RDA Carriage Driving Regionals – Saturday 27th April 2024

 

Dressage 11 am with Conobstacles 1.30 pm

You are invited to compete in the Midlands RDA Dressage and Conobstacle Classes at the Cavalier RDA Centre on Saturday 27 April 2024.  This is a Midlands Qualifier event for the RDA National Championships in Hartpury in July. The competition is open to all members of RDA Driving Groups.

The Val Fisher trophy will be presented to the RDA driver with the highest cumulative score.

There will also be a Non-Qualifying Class for those who want to compete but are not confident with an un-aided dressage test or the Conobstacle Course.

Enter online by clicking the button below

Please note the following points when filling in the online Entry Form:

The competition will be run under RDA Rules 2024 and with RDA Insurance.

  • Turnouts are to be used under the same conditions as they are used in the Group.
  • Turnouts may be used twice.
  • Passports and vaccinations pages will be checked.

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR EQUINES’ VACCINATIONS ARE UP TO DATE TO AVOID EMBARRASSMENT.

  • Dress code is Group sweatshirts as per the RDA Championships with hats, gloves, aprons and whips.
  • The accompanying RDA Carriage Driving Coach will be expected to have experience suitable for this situation, either from driving other turnouts or competing themselves
  • The dressage test will take place in a 60m x 30m Arena with side markers, A B, E and C equidistant from each corner. F, M, H, and K are each 10 metres from the nearest corner.

Photographs will be taken at event by a nominated photographer and put on the Cavalier Centre’s  website/Facebook page; and may be used in a future Cavalier Centre/RDA Newsletter as well as to  promote carriage driving for individuals with disabilities through the Carriage Driving Sport Groups (drivers with disabilities). Please indicate on entry form if you do not wish your photograph to be taken.

  • Entries are £15 per competitor (for the 2 phases).
  • ENTRIES CLOSE 6th April 2024
  • Please complete the online entry form and make payment by BACS – details on entry form.
  • Dressage times will be emailed to the Group Organiser.

We look forward to welcoming everyone and hope you all have a wonderful day!

Job posting: Yard Assistant

We’re looking for a hardworking, enthusiastic and motivated person to assist with the day-to-day care of our 14 horses and ponies, supporting coaches to deliver RDA lessons and maintaining excellent standards on the yard. You’ll work as part of a small, busy team of staff and volunteers.
 
Full-time 40 hours a week to include one weekend day.
Salary at relevant National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage rate.
 
Due to the location of the Cavalier Centre, you must have access to your own transport.
 
Closing date for applications: Sunday 18th February 2024.
Start Date: As soon as possible.
 
Download full details of the role here.


TO APPLY: Please email your CV and a letter detailing relevant experience, skills and personal qualities to: [email protected]

Lift & Shift Boot Camp – Wednesday evenings

Lift & Shift at the Cavalier Centre 6:30pm on Wednesday evenings.

Lift and Shift Boot Camp is designed to improve strength, fitness and wellbeing. With over 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry, our coach John Docherty is committed to helping people achieve their goals. John is passionate about accessibility for all in their pursuit of improving their health and well-being.

Come and join John as he pushes you to do more, lift more and build muscle. It’s an exciting, dynamic and fun workout!

If you’d like to know more, please contact Claire or John via email at [email protected] 

Sit and Be Fit at the Cavalier Centre

We wanted to let you know about a new activity at the Cavalier Centre from 10am to 11am on Thursday mornings.

It’s called Sit and Be Fit and is a wonderful opportunity to explore health-related fitness in a sociable and supportive environment. With over 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry, our coach John Docherty is committed to helping people achieve their goals. John is passionate about accessibility for all in their pursuit of improving their health and well-being.

Come and join John as he guides everyone through a series of movements designed to develop mobility, flexibility and functional strength, all from the comfort of a chair!

If you’d like to know more, please contact Claire or John via email at [email protected] 

You can also download a poster about Sit and Be Fit here: POSTER

Our volunteers win the Kings Award for Voluntary Service!

We’re incredibly excited to let you know that the amazing volunteers at The Cavalier Centre have been honoured with the King’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

The Centre will receive the award from Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire. The formal process will include the reading of the citation and passing over of a Certificate and Crystal award signed by His Majesty The King at an event in 2024. As part of the KAVS, two volunteers will be given the opportunity to attend The King’s Garden Party later in the summer.

Selina Graham, The Cavalier Centre’s Chair of Trustees said: “It is not only the very hands-on trustees, but all of our volunteers who provide a totally exceptional and wonderful experience to all the people who take part in our activities. They’re an incredibly dedicated and passionate team who support the Centre and each other, as well as caring for our horses in all weathers, 365 days a year. It’s amazing to see how they provide moments of joy to people of all ages. Their impact cannot be underestimated.

Rachel Lambert-Jones, The Cavalier Centre’s Manager, said: “Every day, when I see how hard our volunteers work, I am inspired by their caring nature and their resilience and dedication. They are truly inspirational. We are grateful to each and every one of them.”

 

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Newsletter – September 2023

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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

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