The South East Regional Challenge Day at Felbridge on 12th May unfortunately had to be cancelled at short notice. However, the Dressage Day at Hickstead on 24th May and the Endurance Day at Underriver Farm on 15th June went ahead and proved very successful.


Fortunately, dawn comes early in May, as we arrived at 5:30 to get the ponies in from the field and get them ready for their day ahead.

A fabulous team arrived at 6:00 to wash and plait, and we had four very handsome ponies loaded and on their way to Hickstead right on time. Bill, Finn, Al and Bisto all behaved perfectly, taking ten of our riders while Gilly’s Philip took one and we had one new associated member of our group on a horse loaned by a friend.

Eliza and Peter rode at Hickstead for the first time while many others were riding more independently than they had previously or had more difficult tests.

Peter, Harry, Caroline and Katherine all qualified for the National Championships at Hartpury College in July, and all but Katherine will be attending. Harry and Peter also qualified for the Showjumping at Hartpury.

An enormous thank you to all the volunteers who came to Hickstead and took fantastic care of our riders and horses.


The 2016 Endurance ride on Wednesday 15th June was held amidst the beautiful surroundings of Underriver Farm, just outside Sevenoaks. The countryside was looking at its best, the weather was kind to us and the riders and ponies all had an excellent time. As well as a number of Bradbourne participants, we were very pleased to welcome riders and ponies from Fairlight and White Rocks Farm RDA Groups. 

Thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard on the day and also those who contributed delicious cakes which were much enjoyed in the barn afterwards. Special thanks must go to our generous hosts at Underriver Farm for their amazing hospitality.

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