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Welcome to Fairlight Hall Riding For The Disabled

Fairlight Hall RDA was established in 2015. We are a registered charity and are proud that we have been able to reopen after both lockdowns to enable some our riders to carry on enjoying the hugely therapeutic benefits of being on and around horses. We do have a waiting list but we are hoping to welcome back more riders in the coming months. Our lessons run for 30 minutes and include time in our beautiful outdoor arena or hacking out in our grounds. Please get in touch whether as a rider or as a volunteer. Many thanks and we look forward to hearing from you.

OUR MISSION

ACHIEVING INDIVIDUAL GOALS
GAINING CONFIDENCE AND BUILDING SELF ESTEEM
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT

MEET THE TEAM

Arthur

Arthur is a 10-year-old, grey, 16.3 hh Irish Draught. He is an ex-hunter. He is a gentle giant who has been working hard to improve his dressage. Along with Henna, he qualified for this year’s RDA Virtual Dressage Championships.

Henna

Henna has been with us since we opened six years ago. She is now 20 and as she is an older horse we have reduced her rider weight limit. She is a roan, 15.1 hh Belgian draft. She loves her food and Arthur! Together with Arthur, she works hard throughout the year carrying riders of all abilities.

Mull

Mull is a bay, 19-year-old, 13hh Exmoor gelding who is on loan to us. He is a cheeky chap who loves to eat and chew anything in sight. He is very happy in his work and takes everything in his stride.

Bonnie

Bonnie is a black, 9-year-old, 12.2hh Welsh cob. We were able to buy Bonnie thanks to a generous donation from the Wellesley Charitable Foundation. She is a complete sweetheart and she adores children. She is not as experienced as Mull but she is getting more sure of herself all the time. Mull and Bonnie joined our team this year and we couldn’t be more delighted with them both.

Trustees

Sarah Kowitz DL
Melanie Willis Fleming
John Everitt
Roz Scott
Katie Wyatt

Working Committee

Daisy Estell - Yard Manager
Caroline Wedmore - Lead Coach
Sue Climpson - Volunteer Liaison and Admin
Melanie Willis Fleming - Trustee

NEWS & UPDATES

Diary

Friday 17th December
Last session. End of term.

Wednesday 12th January
First Session for Wednesday Riders

Friday 14th January
First Session for Friday Riders

 

CONTACT US

The RDA office will be manned on Wednesdays and Fridays and we will answer emails then. To contact us please email rda@fairlighthall.co.uk or use the form below. You can also call us on 07931 617613. We always check the email and the phone for 24-hour cancellation notification.

How you can help

We are hugely grateful for any financial help we receive. Without this support we would not be able to continue our work.

For donations our BACS details are:

Fairlight Hall Riding For the Disabled
Account No – 29466726
Sort Code – 40 51 62
Handelsbanken

Thank you

This last year, we have received grants from:

  • RDA UK
  • The Wellesley Charitable Foundation
  • Battle Muffin Club
  • Police Community Fund for Sussex
  • Isabel Blackman Foundation
  • The National Lottery Community Fund
  • Romney Marsh Pony Club
  • The Francis and Eric Ford Charity Trust
  • A donation in memory of the late Margaret Soan
  • Donations from some of our riders’ families.

We have also received just under £1000 from Longleys Studio Barns (LSB) who held a raffle in memory of Hannah Hoad who loved doing art in the studio and riding with us. We were also gifted Hannah’s favourite painting by artist Veronica Van Eijk of LSB. It is now hanging in the RDA office and is a wonderful connection to Hannah.

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