Spring Newsletter 2022

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter, looking forward to warmer weather and brighter times!


RDA riding sessions are going strong with our Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon sessions. We are looking forward to Regional Qualifiers in May and Nationals in September.

We are still very keen to resume vaulting at the Centre. We have one coach in training and are looking for another along with volunteers to support the sessions, ideally suited to people with a dance / gymnastics background if you would like to know more about getting involved please do contact us.

Carriage Driving
Is proving hugely popular and we are looking at extending the sessions available. We are having a Carriage Driving open day on 26th March – see events for more information

Hippotherapist, Irma Prinns, is now offering sessions on a Monday afternoon. Please contact her directly if you would like any more information Call: 07402 825904. Email: [email protected]

At Home with Horses
We have been running a fabulous series of 3 week Saturday morning programmes with Shropshire Supports Refugees to provide an introduction to horses and riding for the children of refugees through the Tackling Inequalities fund from Sports England.

We are delighted to welcome Lynette back to run a new programme that will replace the Steps in the Right Direction Programme. STEPS is our new skills and personal development programme which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays for more information contact Lynette via email [email protected]

Dates for your Diary

The Carriage Driving Event on 26th March will be open to disabled and non-disabled potential drives, with the opportunity to have a taster session.
The Volunteer Open Day will be around two hours of shared, social activities with the opportunity to see and experience all the different aspects of RDA Riding. Future days with other disciplines to follow.
A second BHS Equine Table top sale is on 9th of April bringing an opportunity for a bargain or the chance to spring clean. Buyers are free, Sellers cost £10 per car to book a place follow this link https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thebritishhorsesocietyshropshire/65545

Cavalier Centre branded clothing

Branded jackets, gilets, fleeces and hats are now available to order from DecoStitch in Shrewsbury. Hopefully we will soon have some samples here for sizing and quality. To order email [email protected] or call 01743 462265.

Gifts and Merchandise

We are always looking for ways to increase our fundraising and we have now added gift vouchers and a sponsor a pony package – the perfect present for the person who has everything priced from £5 to £75

  • Sponsor a Pony/Horse package £50
  • Bale of hay £5
  • Himalayan Salt Lick £5
  • Shampoo and Sponge £10
  • Vitamin and Mineral Supplements £25
  • Equine Physio Treatment £40
  • A New Turnout Rug £50
  • A Farrier visit £75

Centre Staff

From left to right

Lisa – Works part time on the yard, in the office and supporting programmes. [email protected]
Sam – Works Mondays and Tuesdays in the office on Admin and Events. [email protected]
Rachel – Is the Centre Manager and Works Sunday – Thursday. [email protected]
Annabel – Is the Yard Manager she works every day except Tuesdays and Saturdays. [email protected]
Lynette – Works Tuesday – Thursday running the new STEPS Programme. [email protected]
Jess – Works on the yard Tuesdays – Saturdays. [email protected]

Farewell to Becky

We are sorry to say goodbye to Becky as she moves on to pastures new, she has been such a huge part of the development of the Centre and will be missed by everyone. Becky’s last day will be Friday 4th March. Wishing her all the very best for the future.

Thank you!

As always we are phenomenally grateful to our awesome band of volunteers and to everyone who continues to support us, we know together we are doing fantastic things.

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