2018 dates for your diary


10 March, 6.00pm
Rotary Club Swimathon, Kendal Leisure.
Our RDA team, The Seahorses, will be taking part. Come along and cheer them on!
12 March
Training day
19 March
Afternoon riding starts
1 July
Westmorland Group helpers’ 40th birthday afternoon tea at High Park Barn
July TBA
Scottish carriage driving fun day and BBQ
13-15 July
RDA National Championships, Hartpury College, Gloucestershire
16 July
Holmescales last Summer ride and riders’ 40th anniversary party
23 July
Stable Day, Witherslack
20-24 August
RDA carriage driving holiday, York
13 September
Westmorland County Show
October TBA
RDA Westmorland Group Ltd AGM
See our website for further details:
10 November
RDA National AGM, Saddlers Hall, London

Christmas Tree Festival

Kendal Parish Church kindly hosted its 6th Christmas Tree Festival, where 40 local charities and organisations were allocated a handsome tree to decorate in their own style. The church looked beautiful and held a series of concerts, which encouraged people to come inside and donate.

The theme was ‘fairy tales’. Since not many feature horses and ponies, we stretched a point and chose ‘Black Beauty’ for our tree. The children were given wooden horses to decorate and, unsurprisingly, displayed an extremely liberal interpretation of ‘Black’. There were lots of sparkles and even a unicorn with feathered wings courtesy of James.

The Festival raised £4,500 overall, and our tree raised £90.47 for RDA Westmorland Group.