Riding charities to hold open day to celebrate King’s Coronation

Volunteers with Dexter and a RDA rider.

Two local charities, Richmond & Catterick Group Riding for the Disabled (RDA) and Catterick Garrison Saddle Club, have joined forces to bring visitors a fun-filled day at Loos Road at a fun open day on Bank Holiday Monday, May 8.

The event will run from 11am until 2pm and admission will be free.

The event is part of the Big Help Out campaign to mark the King’s Coronation.

Activities will include equestrian displays, RDA rider demonstrations with volunteers and lots of fundraising activities such as pony rides, a fun dog show, face painting, wellie wanging, horseshoe hoopla, and more.

Refreshments will be available to buy including tea and coffee, cold drinks, hot dogs, chocolate bars, cakes and even treats for horses.

There will be prizes and rosettes on offer.

Parking is nearby with a short walk to the Catterick Garrison Saddle Club and, for those people with disabilities, parking will be at the venue.

Volunteer coach Sheri Wild said: “This day promises to be hugely enjoyable for everyone.

“As well as RDA riding demonstrations, our volunteers will be there to talk to visitors about helping, as well as the role and benefits of volunteering.

“We look forward to seeing lots of people coming along on the 8th.”