Matt’s Championships blog day 4

It was our final day of RDA National Championships at Hartpury College with all the action in the classes including Countryside Challenge, Dressage, Vaulting happening today from the riders over the 18 regions in the UK. We are having great time and indeed for the families, supporters, riders, groups are having a blast time over the past few days. Thank you to Hartpury College for allowing us to run the RDA National Championships here with great weather around us over the past few days.

A big thank you to all the Volunteers, Judges, Stewards, Accessibility Team and of course, a great team of RDA Ground Crew – who have worked hard together to make it happen for more than 400 participants including the Riders, Drivers, Vaulters and Showjumpers who came here to have fun and competing and feel proud to represent their group and achieving what they could it that counts. Huge thank you to Katy and the team in the Stables who has been fantastic to co-operating with the brilliant vet team who ensuring the horses to be allowed to enter here and make sure the horses’s vaccinations up to date. Thank you to all the scorers as well as the official photographer who taking loads of photos over all the weekend and the brilliant Health & Safety team who ensuring the place very safe over past few days. Thank you to all the RDA National Staff team who has been working so hard to prepare for the great, inspirational, biggest ever RDA National Championships – what a event!

Thank you to all the sponsors and supporters for their continued support of the RDA National Championships 2016 including Andrew Bowens, Childs Farm, Oliver Wight, Dodson & Horrell, Wainwrights, Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and NAF – for that reason, behalf of all the people at the RDA National Championships, we all would like to say A MASSIVE THANK YOU for the support towards Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) – especially we couldn’t run the Championships without them.

I would like to say a huge thank you to RDA for having me working with them over past few days which has been very rewarding and remarkable experience to tell you how it is great to be one of the Championships volunteers – It’s been so great to sharing some experience with you all to tell you how I enjoyed the RDA National Championships 2016 including taking photos of the visitors, groups, riders, families to say thank you and writing the blog to tell you what we’re up to over past few days, and of course if you haven’t seen the pictures or videos on our Twitter, @RDANational & @TheParaRiderMD to see what we have been up to!!

Good to see the riders from over all 18 regions and come here and feel inspired by what we’re doing with them – Congratulations to all the winners in every class on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. We look forward to seeing you all at Hartpury College next year for the RDA National Championships! Have a good safe journey back and don’t forget to tweet and post the photos on @RDANational – our Twitter or Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) – our Facebook Page to share with us – the hashtag #RDAChamps

Thank you for reading our blog so far.

Matthew Dalley
RDA UK Participation Committee
North Midlands Participant Representative
Twitter – @TheParaRiderMD
Facebook – Matthew Dalley – Para Dressage/Jumping Rider


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