Pegasus hosts Regional Competition

Pegasus Riding For the Disabled Centre in Morpeth was the host for the  regional RDA finals which took place on Thursday 16 May.60633164_2265813473512327_890021810479824896_n.jpg
 
Over 50 entrants from across the Northern region -  which covers Cumbria, Washington, Newcastle and Northumberland - took part in the event. 

And for Morpeth RDA it was a very successful event with 14  of their riders qualifying for the national finals in classes including show jumping, the countryside challenge and dressage.

Mark Tweedie, chief executive of Active Northumberland, the charitable trust that manages leisure services across the county, including The Pegasus Centre in partnership with the RDA, said:

“The event was amazing, we couldn’t be more proud of all the riders who performed to the highest standard and had great fun. Special thanks to the Active staff and RDA volunteers who worked exceptionally hard to ensure the Centre was in tip top condition to host the event, and also the coaches, side walkers and supporters, a fabulous all round team effort.”

Michelle Macauley  from Morpeth Riding for the Disabled said:
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“ It was clear just how hard everyone had worked to prepare for the day and despite strong and friendly competition from many other groups in the region,  we are delighted that fourteen of our riders made it through to the national finals which will be held at Hartpury College in July. It was a fantastic result. ”










Background to The Pegasus Centre

The Morpeth Riding For The Disabled Group is a registered charity that is based at The Pegasus Centre and gives people with special needs and disabilities a chance to develop their abilities and enrich their lives through riding specially trained ponies.

Over 300 riders aged between 4 to 67  use the centre each week, travelling from all over the county and even Tyneside to attend.
The RDA Regional Finals are held all over the country in preparation for the National Championships - RDA’s flagship event, held at Hartpury College in Gloucester since 2002. 

The National Championships bring together hundreds of competitors of all abilities in events, including carriage driving, countryside challenge, dressage, showjumping, vaulting and showing. 

21 May 2019