Matt’s Championships Blog Day One!

Today, we see the groups are starting to arriving at Hartpury with horses where they are being checked by the Vet Team who carried out the inspection to enable that their horses being allowed to enter the place to compete over next three days where we see the inspirational 400 disabled riders, drivers, vaulters and show jumpers coming from all over UK who have qualified at the Regional Qualifiers. Excitement begins with the Countryside Challenge, Show Jumping and Driving course has been set up – thank you to all the volunteers and the RDA Ground Crew who have been working hard to prepare for this. Groups and volunteers has been already started to bathing and make the horses or ponies looking really smart over next few days in action.

During today, I have been very busy and helped RDA UK team by build the Showjumping course ready for tomorrow, helped to pull the tickets and taking photos behind the scenes of the general things our Volunteers has been so busy today, which you can saw the excitement we bring the Championships to all of you whom coming to watch and cheering on their riders or to support their friends over next three days of competitions. I also have looking into the Art & Crafts which I really liked the decoration and build up ideas towards the theme of this year’s National Championships will be Rio 2016 where we look up to the Paralympian and following their footsteps from the Para Dressage stars such as Sophie Christiansen, Natasha Baker who both out of 5 riders have been selected to represent Great Britain this year for Para Equestrian, Dressage team in Rio. I have been helping the RDA UK staff to be part of the great team who worked hard together to make it happen!

We hope you all are having a fantastic time this weekend, good luck to all of the competitors and hope they bring some happiness to their face to say that this event has been so much to them to qualifying from the Regionals. We would like to see some of the pictures you might want to sharing with us by tweeting or post on Facebook or Twitter by using the hashtag: #RDAChamps that we might to share with everyone who wanted some of the excitement and be inspired to competed this event over next few years. We hope you are enjoying some of our exciting things coming up throughout the weekend and we hoping for the nicest and bright sunshine.

Hope this looking great one!

Matt Dalley 🙂

RDA Regional Participant Rep (North Midlands), RDA National Volunteer



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