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Three riders invited to British Dressage Championship event

We are very excited to announce that three of our riders have been selected for the inaugural RDA Intellectual Disability Dressage Championships in association with British Dressage.

Jodie Williamson, Chloe Soanes, and Chris Bradley have all been invited on the basis of their excellent performances at this year's regional qualifier, where each of them finished in first place in their dressage classes.
Some final checks for Chris and his horse, Quintus
Three levels of tests will be on offer: walk only, walk and trot, and walk/trot/canter; these will be contested by Jodie, Chloe and Chris respectively alongside around 60 other RDA riders from across the country.

It will be the first time that riders with an intellectual disability have been able to compete at this level within British Dressage.

The event will take place on 1 September at Solihull Riding Club and we wish Jodie, Chloe and Chris the very best of luck!

East Region Show and Qualifier 2018

On Sunday 20th May the Cambs College Group hosted the East Region's annual show, which stands alone but also acts as the qualifier for the RDA National Championships, which this year will be held from 13th-15th July at Hartpury College.
Eleanor and Lizzie having a quick 'run through' of their next dressage test before swapping horses...
The Group had riders competing in dressage and countryside challenge, as well as having already completed video entries in showjumping and musical rides. There must also be a special mention for Jodie Williamson, who astonished the judges of the Stable Management Quiz with her flawless knowledge - they couldn't find anything she didn't know the answer to!

Super success for Eleanor at the Para Dressage Home International

Congratulations to Eleanor Currington and Cambs College's Drunkeen Boy (aka Boysie) who represented the East Region at this year's Para Dressage Home International. They were extremely successful, with Eleanor winning the Bronze Grade 3 category on the Saturday and coming second in the same class on the Sunday.

Both of Eleanor's scores were high enough to be counted towards the team total, which took them to third place overall as a team! It was the first time either Eleanor or Boysie had competed at this level and we are extremely proud of them.
Eleanor hiding at the back on the left!

Epic Kilimanjaro Climb for Cambs College RDA

Congratulations and a massive thank you to our wonderful volunteer, Cathie Stableford, who made it all the way to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Cambs College RDA! Here is her report on her amazing trip...

The Kili Girls 2018 Challenge - WE DID IT!!!!

"After a year of planning, four intrepid local friends, Cathie, Chris, Franny (all from Cottenham) and Lenja (from Cambridge) made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Walking up the tallest freestanding mountain in the world and highest peak in Africa presented us with a few challenges and an unforgettable experience that we would like to share a little with you.
The journey took us through the different climatic zones of the region; including lush, wet rainforest jungle, heath and moorland zones, alpine desert and the steep, exposed arctic summit region.  Even though we had chosen the 8 day Lemosho route that allowed for acclimatization, altitude was a major challenge and something that we all had to overcome as we approached the higher stages of the trek.

Arts and Crafts Competition (Regional round)

Entries are now open for this year's Arts & Crafts competition! Please read on for further information.

How does the competition work?
This is run through two rounds: a regional round, judged by RDA East Region officials; and a national round. The best entries from the regional competition will be put forwards to the national competition, judged at the RDA National Championships at Hartpury in July.
2016 entries to the National Championships
What classes are available?
There are six classes:

Gay Redman wins national award for volunteering

Congratulations to Gay Redman, President of Cambs College RDA, who won this year's RDA Regional Volunteer of the Year Award! This is a new prize which recognises the work of long-serving volunteers nationally. Gay received her award from HRH Princess Anne at this year's AGM, which was held at Saddlers' Hall in London.
November 10th 2017