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Congratulations to Ellie who passed her assessment to become an RDA Whip with flying colours!

Ellie is shown here on her first drive as a Whip with Matthew, one of our new members, and then with Reshma, another new member.

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The Christmas lunch at the York Club was a great success with 40 people attending.

Ann, one of our longstanding members, presented Sally with a flower arrangement and a book commemorating the Diamond Jubilee Pageant in appreciation of all her hard work and commitment to the group.

Thanks to Frank Rainsborough for the photos.

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The Group enjoyed a wonderful summer lunch hosted by Masa.

Many thanks to Masa for her splendid hospitality.

Thanks to Frank Rainsborough for the photos.

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Two members of the Group took part in the Warfield Show on a lovely sunny day. Kate drove Albert, with Sarah as RDA whip, in three classes. Rebecca, driving Casper, with Sally as RDA whip entered two classes.

Rebecca came third in the concours d’elegance class, which was a great result! Kate came fifth in one class and sixth in the other two. Thanks to Marian and Ellie who groomed and to all the other helpers.

Thanks to Frank Rainsborough for the photos.

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We had two entries in the disabled class at the Royal Windsor Horse Show this year with Jenna, our newest member, and Albert, our bay pony, both competing for the first time. Albert was driven by Kate with Maddie as the RDA Whip and Jan in attendance as Groom. Jenna drove Casper, our Shetland pony, with Sally as the RDA Whip and Ellie in attendance as Groom.

As usual, the class was divided into two sections – the first being about driver ability, turnout etc and the second part of the class manoeuvring through the cones. The ponies looked very smart, the carts and harness were gleaming and everyone was beautifully turned out. Kate, Maddie and Jan were dressed “country style” to match their cart and looked splendid.

Kate and Albert came third in both classes and Jenna and Casper were fourth so a great result.

Prince Philip came into the ring and had a chat with everyone – he even remembered that Casper had gone to sleep in the previous year.

Thanks to Frank Rainsborough and Ellie for the photos. There are more photos in the Photo Gallery.

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Waitrose in Sunningdale chose the group as one of their charities of the month and we received a cheque presented by Russ Abbott.
Many thanks to Waitrose and all the customers who voted for us.

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