Rain doesn't stop play at Glasgow RDA!

Despite miserable weather, 36 brave riders came out for the Scottish Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Championships, at Glasgow RDA, on 1 October. 

"We welcomed riders from as far afield as Gordon, the Borders and for the first time East Fife & Scooniehill RDA from Fife," said Gillie Drapper, the publicity officer from the RDA West and Central Scotland Region.

It might have been a soggy day at the RDA championships at Glasgow RDA but spirits were still high!

It might have been a soggy day at the RDA championships at Glasgow RDA but spirits were still high!

"They told me how much they had really enjoyed seeing just what other groups and riders are achieving. We saw excellent displays of riding all round but especially from those whose ponies really did not want to be performing out in the rain - a total of 9 groups were represented.  For the first time we had a gran and granddaughter both getting first place rosettes."

Attendees of the event offered huge congratulations to Janette Lightbody from Carrick and Lauren Dempsey from Glasgow who were awarded Championship sashes on the day. They also thanked Nancy Peters for organising the whole event.

"Our thanks also go to Lynda and everyone from Glasgow RDA, Helen and Anne, the judges, their writers, Gillie, at the shop, Mary, for being the photographer, and Isabelle, for taking care of everything else.  Most of all thank you to every rider, and their support teams for making the whole day a really great, fun day."

To learn more about the RDA and its various groups visit www.rda.org.uk


 

 

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