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YOUNGEST RIDER EVER QUALIFIES FOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

(pictured: Annie Waterson riding Unicorn Centre pony Spider)

 

TWELVE riders at the Riding for the Disabled Association’s Unicorn Centre at Hemlington near Middlesbrough including six year old Annie, are celebrating after qualifying to compete at the RDA National Championships this summer.

 

They’ll all be competing in showjumping, dressage or the Countryside Challenge at the RDA National Championships in Hartpury, Gloucestershire on 14-16 July.

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PRESS RELEASE ISSUED 29 MAY 2017

£3million windfall for Billingham!
Local disabled riding charity says THANK YOU to players
Residents in line to share £3m win with People’s Postcode Lottery

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), a UK charity supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, is wishing ‘Good luck’ to residents in Billingham as the Millions draw lands in their postcode. Volunteers from RDA group The Unicorn Centre, based at Hemlington, will be at the Millions event to thank players in person and share in their celebrations. The group supports over 300 disabled children and adults from the Tees Valley area.

“We would like to say a massive thank you to players of People’s Postcode Lottery in Billingham for supporting RDA,” said Sal Atkinson of RDA UK.  “We rely on voluntary donations to enable us to provide riding and carriage driving to our disabled participants and the continued support of players has made a huge difference. Good luck for the draw on Saturday!” 

The Millions event takes place on Saturday 3 June at The Grand Marquee, Wynyard Hall, Stockton-on-Tees, Billingham TS22 5NF.

 

 

 

MAGGIE TANSLEY

Please join us in saying farewell to our good friend Maggie Tansley, who unexpectedly passed away yesterday after bravely battling a devastatingly short illness.  Maggie was passionate about horses and their powerful connection with disabled people, and volunteered at the Unicorn Centre for many years as an enthusiastic and inspiring instructor. She joined our Board of Directors in 2006 going on to be a generous and hardworking Chairman from 2010 to 2016.  

 

Many Unicorn Centre riders will remember our lovely ponies Grenadier and Biggles who Maggie loaned to us and were firm favourites with our learners and riders.  Grenadier was one of our stars who competed successfully in dressage at the RDA National Championships and Biggles hit media fame with his fabulously luxurious mane extensions for his appearance at the Championships in the Countryside Challenge.

 

Maggie was also very active in RDA nationally as well as being Yorkshire and Cleveland Region Chairman until earlier this year, tirelessly supporting and advising our local groups.

 

Many of you will also know her as a successful breeder and judge of Dales ponies in County Durham which stemmed from her passion for horse welfare.

 

Maggie will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her and we send our condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.

10 May 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADOPT A PONY AND SUPPORT US

Please help raise funds for the centre by adopting one of our horse/ponies.  For £24 a year your donation will help to feed and support your adopted horse/pony. 

Your pack includes a certificate of adoption, a birthday card on your birthday and an invitation to our annual adopt a pony christmas party and Chester, the cute cuddly horse with Unicorn Centre logo on his jumper.  Visits to your horse/pony can be arranged by prior appoinmnt.  Also makes a great gift.  Please contact centre on 01642 576222 to purchase.

 

 

 

Lee Clark Demonstration 4th April 2017 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Please download the poster here

Places can be booked at a cost of £10 per person by contacting the centre office on 01642 576222

Please book early as places are limited

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The Unicorn Centre provides riding lessons and therapy for children and adults from 5 years old, both disabled and able-bodied. The Centre has 20 horses and ponies, carefully chosen for their temperament, size and ability to work with disabled riders, and a hoist facility for mounting onto ponies is available for wheelchair users... read more