NEWS in and around our Region:

* RDA Regional Dressage Sunday 26th May 2019




Congratulations to Susie Elliot,
deserving winner of the Horse Scotland
award for outstanding contribution
to RDA over the last 50 years.


Read more about the Horse Scotland Awards here

Regional Dressage Competition RESULTS here..

President’s Award for BORDER GROUP Volunteer

The Border Group are delighted to announce that Irene Jones has been selected to receive an
RDA President’s Award which will be presented to her by HRH, the Princess Royal.

This award has been given for over 30 years of amazing dedication to both Group and Region.

Irene has been Group Secretary and Treasurer and was a key figure in building our Centre.
She was also Regional Treasurer and part of the fundraising team.

Irene still volunteers for us on a Tuesday and is always there for us whatever the occasion.

Report from: RDA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (July 13th-15th) 2018

The Border Group had a fantastic trip to the 'Nationals' with the little black horse Domino.

SATURDAY Jane, dressage Championship Grade 1-6 (walk & Trot) 3rd place with 74.72%
and Dianne, from Ravelrig RDA Group in the same class 10th (having only previously ridden Domino 3 times!)
Jane, Freestyle, Grade 1-6 (walk & trot) 1st with 72%

SUNDAY Margaret, Grade 1 Championship finished in 2nd place with 75.88% and with the Freestyle 2nd place with 72%
AND also 4th in the turnout class with a mark of 86.

A huge thanks to our coach Claire Marshall and to Hannah (Margarets Daughter) for looking after Domino and for all the help & support over the weekend. Thank you to the Region for their funding as without that it wouldn't have happened.

Jane, in the warm up arena

Margaret & Domino ready for action

Hannah & Margaret collecting their 4th place rosettes, from
Championships Chairman Anne Coney
, for the turn out class.

There is a lovely article about Margaret in the Horse & Hound Horse & Hound Article
Tales from the RDA Champs: ‘Riding gives me a different perspective’

More photos on our Twitter page here

The volunteers and participants from the Border Group, at
the Regional Dressage Competition, with their rosettes & trophies!


Congratulations to Margaret Morgan MBE who was awarded the Birt Spooner Cup by HRH Princess Anne!

I'm sure everyone will agree that Margaret's service has certainly been outstanding: transformative, dedicated and tireless.



Border Group and Berwickshire made an appearance at Musselburgh Racecourse at the weekend to support a charity event run by Rhona Elliot for 3 great charities MS, RDA and the Injured Jockeys.

Berwickshire horse Torfy, accompanied by Rebecca Hewit,  was the mount of this years Grand National winning Jockey Derek Fox and Domino from the Border Group was accompanied by Susie Elliot and ridden by Jane Currie. The Walk/Ride event ran over four days finishing at Kelso Races on Tuesday 19th September.

* SCOTTISH SUPRA REGIONAL CONFERENCE 2015 - Click here for full report..

Exciting New Partnership

RDA becomes an Approved Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award

We're pleased to announce that RDA has partnered with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award to become and Approved Activity Provider for the Volunteering Section of the Award. This means individuals looking to complete their award can approach an RDA group confident that their volunteering opportunity will count towards the award and be of a good quality.

What is the Duke of Edinburgh's Award?

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a national Award Scheme designed to enable young people to develop new skills, promote self-confidence and to expand their horizons.  It has been going for almost 60 years and key aspect of the award is getting involved as a volunteer with a charity or community organisation. To achieve this section, many young people choose to become an RDA Volunteer.  

Want to get Involved?

Whether you are already running a successful DofE programme or are just getting started you can use this accreditation to promote volunteering at your group.

Download our factsheet to find out how being a DofE AAP can benefit your group.

If you would like to benefit from the DofE AAP status please sign up HERE and we will send you an information pack to get started including an introduction to DofE e-learning opportunity and the DofE's AAP Logos which you can use with your publicity.



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