Chris Pears with Dash email Rosemary for recycling envelopes

Thompson House Equestrian Centre

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.

Chris with Alarna (budding showjumper?!!)

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.

Dartmoor Hill ponies grazing on the moor Amanda's team of Dartmoor Hills competing at Lowther 2014

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!

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This is our new video - click on the link for a taste of the activities at Chariots of Fire. Arena Challenges 2018 Its been a great summer series of arena challenges for both drivers and riders. Lots of ideas to take forward for 2019. Loads more photos of each competition on our Facebook page. Latest News Thanks to the grant giving trusts above for supporting the work of Chariots of Fire CIC. Awards for All, Holywood Trust and The Robertson Trust has given us grants recently. This is invaluable for our work with young people with disabilities.

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!

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