Registered Charity Number 1074411 Woodchurch Driving Group RDA info@rdawoodchurch.co.uk

2020

RDA Resilience Campaign

RDA Resilience Campaign

OTHERS ARE NOT SO LUCKY! Many groups across the country are facing immediate closure due to lack of funds, a situation course by COVID - 19 RDA Resilience Campaign RDA Resilience Fund: Is a nationwide fundraising campaign, which has been launched by RDA UK to help all...

MOST BEAUTIFUL HORSE

MOST BEAUTIFUL HORSE

MOST BEAUTIFUL HORSE— Could we get Winston, Teddy and George to do this?

GREETINGS from the MAYOR of ASHFORD

GREETINGS from the MAYOR of ASHFORD

Cllr Jenny Webb has sent her best wishes to the Group and offers her continued support during these challenging times. Throughout her tenure as Mayor Cllr Webb has continually supported the group by attending our Fun Days and by participating in the Adopt-a-Pony...

Volunteers Week

Volunteers Week

The 'Woodchurch Driving Group' Trustees and Committee members would like to send  their sincere thanks to all the group volunteers for your continued commitment and support upon which the  success of the group is dependent. Thank you to those  who have...

Press Release

Press Release

Following the recent guidelines issued from RDA National and after careful consideration the Trustees of Woodchurch Driving Group RDA have made the decision to postpone the start of the season for the foreseeable future. This was a difficult decision  as we...

50 Club Results & AGM News

50 Club Results & AGM News

Results of 50 Club draw at AGM: 1st prize   - £66.25 - Helen K 2nd prize  -  £33.12  Jen R 3rd prize  - £16.57  -  Jenny M 4th prize -  £16.57  -  Kaara G Volunteer of the Year 2019 was Team XR - Jacqui...

Volunteers Needed

Join us
and make a difference for WOODCHURCH DRIVING GROUP RDA
Little Tiffenden, Redbrook Street Woodchurch.TN26 3QU
Our volunteers help adults with physical and/or learning difficulties to Carriage Drive for therapy, achievement and fun.

Whatever your skills, you have something to offer. Please contact us to find out more.

Baldwins Travel Tenterden

Baldwins Travel Tenterden

Baldwins Travel in Tenterden have chosen us as their charity and will have collection boxes in their shop. Thank you to them and for any Donations. Baldwins Travel Group is an award-winning travel agent in Kent and Sussex, recognised by the travel industry as the...

2020 Chosen Charity of the Year

2020 Chosen Charity of the Year

    RDA Woodchurch are delighted to announce we have been chosen by Milbourn Equine Vets as one of their chosen charities for 2020. We would like to say a big thank you to them for choosing us . "Milbourn Equine Vets said: "We are a long standing equine...

2019

Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas Tree Festival

This is the Woodchurch Driving Group’s contribution to the Woodchurch Christmas Tree Festival at All Saints Church  (opposite the Bonny Cravat). The festival starts on Friday through to Sunday evening do try and pop along and admire our tree and support the festival....

Hoof Dissection Photos

Hoof Dissection Photos

It was an absolutely fascinating evening on Saturday:  Chris spoke so well and was a deep fount of knowledge.  It was amazing noticing that everybody in the audience was so spellbound and silent whilst watching his demonstration. Many thanks for organising...

RDA SHOW 28/9/19

RDA SHOW 28/9/19

Thank you to everyone who supported our show today at Bodiam. A few photos of the winning riders and lots of dogs.

50 Club Winners

50 Club draw held on the Fun Day.  They were as follows: 1st prize £88.75    Michael A 2nd prize £44.37   Martyn R          3rd prize £22.19    John...

04/09/19 Fun Day Photos

Some photos of the Fun day on Wednesday.Neil Simmons won the challenge cup and the RDA Coaches undertook a demonstration musical drive. Both CllrJean Curteis Mayor of Tenterden and Cllr John Link Deputy Mayor of Ashford attended the day and presented the prizes.Also...

Team XR Charity Walk update

Team XR Charity Walk update

Huge Congratulations and thanks go to our two wonderful volunteers who undertook and succeeded in walking 50+Km on Saturday 31st August raising a fantastic £512.19p and still rising. Mother and daughter Jacqui and Mai Lee Xavier-Rhoades joined the Group at the...

RDA HADLOW SHOW 16/7/19

RDA HADLOW SHOW 16/7/19

What an amazing day at the annual RDA Carriage Driving Show held at Hadlow College. The hard work practicing paid off and everyone did brilliantly. Woodchurch was awarded the shield for the best group!!

John Lewis Shop Tokens

John Lewis Shop Tokens

Yesterday we had a visit from Vikki Pritchard on behalf of John Lewis. She brought with her a very big cheque for £818. Thank you to everyone who shopped at John Lewis and voted for us with their tokens.

Sandhurst Church Dog show

Sandhurst Church Dog show

Good day, very grateful for all those who braved the weather on the day. The donkey's name is Lancelot who is 46 years old !

Driver Vacancies

Following a recent volunteer recruitment drive the Woodchurch Driving Group RDA is now able to offer more places to adults with disabilities.

The group, which is affiliated to the Riding for Disabled Association, meets in Woodchurch every Monday and Wednesday from April to October.

Upcoming Events

Events and Fund Raising initiatives for this year.

Community Champion of Tesco

Community Champion of Tesco

Jean and Celia went to Tesco Tenterden this morning for cheque presentation of £250 from Jan West Community Champion of Tesco. We were one of four local charities to receive proceeds of craft stall run by Tesco staff. We express our gratitude to Tesco for choosing...

Volunteer of the Year Award

Kevin James receiving his Volunteer of the Year award from Ashford Deputy Mayor Cllr Mrs Jenny Webb

AGM Winners

1st Prize              £77.50   Roger S

2nd Prize             £38.75   Hilda U

3rd Prize              £19.38   Cathy D

4th Prize              £19.38   Roger B

Another fun evening was had by all at our quiz night

Another fun evening was had by all at our quiz night

Another fun evening was had by all at our quiz night.A huge THANK YOU to all those who came to support us and helped to raise just over £900 towards our ponies keep!For those who wanted to come but missed out on tickets please watch this space for details...

Thank you

Thank you

Cllr George Koowaree does it again! Following lunch at The Mayor’s Parlour he presented us with a further cheque from the donations made to his Mayor’s Charity. THANK YOU GEORGE!

Due to COVID-19 we have been unable to fundraise as usual to help with the upkeep of our ponies. We have various ways that you could help us. Adopt a Pony, purchase a ticket for 2 draws for the 50 Club or simply donate. If you can help us please click a button below. Many thanks in advance for your support.😀