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The Group had its annual visit to Windsor Home Park.  We were lucky with the weather again and had four great drives by the river and a picnic at the cricket pavilion.

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Peter and Jo took our newly branded bus to the RDA National Championships at Hartpury.   They spent three days working really hard ferrying people around the grounds.  They did such a great job that all three of them may already have a repeat booking for next year!

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The Group enjoyed a wonderful summer lunch hosted by Masa.

Many thanks to Masa for her splendid hospitality and special thanks to Jo Berresford who baked a wonderful cake to celebrate the 80th birthdays of some members of the Group.

Thanks to Frank Rainsborough for the photos.

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We had a group outing to Hickstead.  Despite the traffic on the M25 and the rain, everyone enjoyed the day.

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It is very sad to report that Roy Smith passed away on 16 April 2016.  Roy joined the group in 1991 and became an excellent driver.  He enjoyed all the opportunities that the Group provided; the weekly drives at Ascot Racecourse, in Windsor Great Park etc; competing at horse shows including the annual Royal Windsor Horse Show; and the many social activities like picnics and Christmas parties.  He was also a Trustee and Hon Secretary of the Group for many years.  He will be very sadly missed by us all.

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It definitely feels like Christmas after our trip to the London International Horse Show at Olympia.  The programme included Extreme Carriage Driving - something to think about for next year?

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