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We always need volunteers to help at our driving sessions and also to look after the ponies on a daily basis.

Many of our current volunteers have more than one role. Our Group Organiser, Sarah, is also a carriage driving coach, trustee and is on the daily feed rota. Colin and Peter, two of our minibus drivers, also cycle on our driving days and help with field clearing one day a week. Colin also looks after our website. Other volunteers aren't available on driving days but their help is crucial in looking after the ponies on other days.

For further information see our How to help page or to find out what's involved, please contact us.

We have five qualified carriage driving coaches who accompany our drivers:

Sarah says: I learnt to carriage drive when I was a child and have been involved with ponies most of my life. I joined the Windsor and Ascot group when we moved to the Windsor area, initially as a volunteer but then became, a coach, the Treasurer and in 2014 Group Organiser. I thoroughly enjoy my role within the group and love to see the benefit and enjoyment that driving can give so many people.
Maddie
Maddie says: Horses are one of my loves and I have worked with them all my life. In 2009 I joined WADG as a cyclist and Sally’s Monday helper. Working with the ponies is very rewarding as they are such lovely boys and I knew that being an RDA Coach would be the obvious way to be more aligned with them and our driver members and I was able to pass my ‘driving test’ in 2011. Involvement in the day to day workings of WADG and care of the ponies grew and I became a Trustee in 2013. Since then my role has shown me how much pleasure the ponies bring to our members. Carriage driving a happy pony in such beautiful surroundings is such a joy for everyone.

EllieEllie

Coach LizLizAngieAngie

Here are some more of our volunteers:

Sue R putting out hay for the poniesSue R putting out hay for the poniesJo - cake maker extraordinaire!Jo - cake maker extraordinaire!

Karen and Liz cyclingKaren and Liz cyclingMarion with MajorMarion with Major

Swimathon TeamSwimathon TeamTony, Colin and Peter - our minibus driversTony, Colin and Peter - our minibus drivers