Anneka Rice and Clare Balding to lead ‘Challenge Anneka’ reunion

Celebrities join forces to celebrate 21st anniversary of programme at Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre

Anneka Rice and Clare Balding are hosting a ‘Challenge Anneka’ reunion at the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre, London, to mark 21 years since Anneka and her team helped to build the indoor riding school there. The event, to be held on Saturday 26 September, will feature a special screening of the original programme, a display from current riders at the group and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque. Anneka and Clare will also enjoy a horse ride round a recently completed outdoor trail at the Centre.

Ambassador for RDA, Clare Balding said: “When I heard that it was 21 years since the programme was made, it seemed like a great opportunity to bring everyone together to celebrate the amazing work of RDA centres like Wormwood Scrubs, which provide riding, carriage driving and hippotherapy to around 28,000 people with disabilities every year.”

“’I am thrilled that so many Challenge Anneka projects are celebrating big anniversaries this year,” said Anneka. “Most of the 60 or so projects are still going strong and this is a busy year for me, going to visit projects up and down the country. We had a 25th anniversary party for all the original production team at my home the other week and raised a glass to everyone involved over the years.”

Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre is a member of Riding for the Disabled Association, which has around 500 groups all the over the UK. Through its activities, RDA provides therapy, achievement and fun to people of all ages. RDA relies on the help of volunteers and donations to deliver its services.

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