Some children enjoying their riding lessons in Salford ......
The Foundation has had 6 new applications this week for funding so we need all the help we can get going forward into 2017 - PLEASE if you can hold a fund raising event for us that would be fantastic however small ie coffee morning / raffle etc
Our Bucket Shakers did an amazing job and raised around £1,000 collecting
We also Auctioned a stunning Painting of Valegro by Sally Martin at Olympia and this reached over £3,000 – the lucky Winner of the Auction was Caroline Hughes.
Caroline is a huge fan of Sallys’ work and also has a Totilas piece and was a big fan, also a huge fan of Valegro and is delighted to have both paintings on her wall. Caroline is delighted to support our work and we are very grateful for generous bid !!
On the Thursday we had 26 children come to Olympia from Newcastle and Gloucester projects as well as some Teachers – they had a fabulous afternoon and some them even meet Claire Balding who was very supportive of the work we are doing.
Our Christmas Party at Ashdown Park Hotel was a memorable evening, sold out and even have tables booked for this year!! Great Entertainment from our Band ‘The Indie Killers’, Mind reader Edward Crawford, Singers - Lawrence and Duncan……
Sarah Geddis attended from Manchester, Head Teacher from one of our School projects – she spoke passionately about her children from her school and the amazing positive effects riding and contact with horses have .
The evening raised over £12,000 and a huge thank you to all those who donated Auction Prizes and Raffle prizes. Thank you to our Sponsors Catherine Pearse, RBEquestrian Saddlery, Rother Valley Riding Club, Chic Chair Covers. Some Fabulous Prizes from Sally Martin, Lydia Keirnan, Judy Boyt, Albion Saddle Makers, Ashdown Park Hotel , Dianne Hogg, Elegant Equestrian, Annabel Brocks, Equine Events &PR, Uptown Eventing, Beverley Brown, Charlotte Wickington and many more!!
The Foundation has received a number of kind donations since Christmas for which we are very grateful and have a number of new ' Friends' which is wonderful, remember you can become a 'Friend' of the EFF by visiting our website and joining .
This little boy has been waiting a year for his turn to be able to have lessons and has now started with St James Farm in Gloucester , As you can see he has been practising on his Rocking Horse and received a Special Foundation Rosette....... think we now need to get him a new hat!!!
Hi, Mary-anne here with my reporters hat on :)