New in This Week: Anniversary booklets for the Riding for the Disabled Association
I can't accept the glory for any of the design work here - it was all done by Lorna, an incredibly dedicated volunteer at Bradbourne Riding for the Disabled Association. If you've never come across the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), they're a hard-working charity who are dedicated to improving the lives of thousands of disabled people through fun and therapy involving horses.
Introducing Bradbourne RDA
The Bradbourne Riding for the Disabled Group is based in Sevenoaks, and was started in the early 1960's when Peter Felgate offered the use of his ponies to children with physical disabilities from Delarue school in Tonbridge. I spent much of my teenage years at Bradbourne Riding and Training Centre, owned by Peter Felgate, and have many happy memories of the horses and ponies who live there - and also remember being fascinated by the ways the ponies interacted with RDA riders. Over the years, Bradbourne RDA have helped to improve the lives of countless riders, and have been visited by the likes of HRH Princess Anne and Blue Peter, who filmed there in 1976. They've even put on a display for Her Majesty The Queen at the opening of Dorton College.
We recently printed a photo-book to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bradbourne RDA, documenting the last 50 years of the charity's wonderful work. I hope you'll enjoy some of my favourite photos from the book.
Find out more about getting involved with Bradbourne RDA by visiting their website - click here.