Chris Ainscough’s equestrian centre at Standish is open. Offering state of the art training facilities it is set to become a leading centre in the UK.
Dartmoor Hill Pony Association
Many of the ponies that we use for all our driving (and riding) activities are from the Dartmoor Hill breed. These are the most fantastic ponies with wonderful natures. Gentle, strong, gutsy, beautiful paces - there’s nothing in the smaller pony world to beat them. They really need support though - they are vital for maintaining Dartmoor’s landscape and provide pleasure for visitors. But there is little general market for them and with indiscriminate breeding, too many foals are born. To save them from suffering, many are simply shot each autumn, which is a tragedy. The solution is simple: contraceptives for the mares, Ponies on the Pill, but the Association urgently needs land to achieve this. Please take a look at their website and log on to sign the petition to allow a group of them to graze a piece of land where the results of the treatment can be properly assessed.
We can also now supply recycling envelopes for ink cartridges etc through Recycle 4 Charity. Contact Rosemary for envelopes. We get £1 per cartridge - that soon adds up!
SDU has signed up with the shopping website easyfundraising - click on the link above and see how you can donate while you shop!
Louise has completed the final part of her HGV training - thanks to SP Training of Carlisle for sponsoring her!
Louise and Steph were invited to the Queen’s Garden Party at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh in July. They scrub up well, don’t they!