Annual Report 2022/2023 October 19, 2023
Here's our Annual Report full of information and pictures about our activities in 2022/23.  This report takes us from September 2022 to the end o... [MORE]

Nov 2022 Newsletter November 14, 2022
Follow the link to read about our activities and adventures over the summer of 2022... [MORE]

Annual Report 2021/2022 November 06, 2022
Read our Annual Report for 2021/2022... [MORE]

June 2022 Newsletter July 11, 2022
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Group Annual Report November 01, 2021
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Read our latest newsletter June 2021 June 20, 2021
Follow the link to read about our latest activites and how the group is getting back to nearly normal services again after the Covid lockdowns. ... [MORE]

Annual report 2019 -2020 October 08, 2020
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Princess Royal on call with RDA members July 15, 2020
  Press release July 2020 Princess Royal on call with RDA members Riders and volunteers talk about the impact of lockdown and plans for reope... [MORE]

July 2020 Newsletter July 05, 2020
What a year 2020 has been so far!  From winter floods, spring droughts to Covid 19 and the pandemic.  Read about how we have managed to re... [MORE]

November 2019 Newsletter November 25, 2019
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Annual Report 2018 - 2019 May 16, 2019
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Autumn Newsletter December 04, 2018
Read about our latest activities and adventures in our Autumn Newsletter ... [MORE]

BBC "Unsung Hero" award goes to Liz Jones November 23, 2018
A trip to the Sports Personality of the Year Award to take part in the final of the Unsung Hero Award is now on the cards for Elizabeth Jones one of... [MORE]

Grace wins Best in Show August 12, 2018
The weather wasn't kind to us at the dog show - but hey, what's a bit of rain when you are in the middle of a lovefest of dogs! We had a trio of esc... [MORE]

Gold star approval for our "Silver Hour" June 06, 2018
The sun came out for Kesteven Rideability’s inaugural Silver Hour based at The Paddocks Riding Centre, Hough on the Hill on Thursday 24th May.... [MORE]

Success at the Regional Dressage Qualifiers April 30, 2018
The Regional Dressage qualifiers took place at Field Farm near Wymeswold on April 30th and three riders from Kesteven group took part.  Emily ... [MORE]

New for May 2018 - Equine Therapy for Seniors February 05, 2018
Kesteven Rideability is launching a new programme designed to give older adults, with a disability, the benefit of interaction with horses in a beau... [MORE]

Unique Horns are 2018 Annual Quiz winners February 01, 2018
Congratulations to the Unique Horns , winners of our Annual Quiz Night. New Quizsetters, Sharon and Liz tested all our egghead brains and had a grea... [MORE]

Sleaford Mason's Daedalus Lodge show support for Kesteven RDA December 02, 2017
Sleaford Mason's from the Daedalus Lodge 3843 presented a cheque of £1000.00 from the 'New Provincial Benevolent Fund' to ... [MORE]

Most Improved Riders 2017 November 30, 2017
Congratulations to James and Liz, our Most Improved Riders 2017. The junior shield has been awarded to James for coping with joining a group session... [MORE]

Karen wins top RDA Coaching Award October 23, 2017
At the recent RDA Coaching Conference held in Solihull the RDA celebrated their first ever RDA Coaching Awards.  The awards were set up to reco... [MORE]

5k Inflatable Obstacle Run Tackled September 09, 2017
On Saturday 9th September a team of volunteers and supporters of Kesteven Rideability tackled a 5k inflatable obstacle run at Newark Showground.&nbs... [MORE]

Dog Show Best in Show won by "Digger" the Jack Russell August 16, 2017
This year's Fun Dog Show was well attended with 31 dogs entered into a variety of classes.  Our regular judges Yvonne, Jonathon and Kay were jo... [MORE]

Read our latest newsletter August 07, 2017
Read our July 2017 newsletter with all our latest activities and achievements ... [MORE]

Gem proves her worth for Skyla at the National Championships July 14, 2017
Skyla Harris gained at second place competing in the Coutryside Challenge on her own pony, Gem, at the Riding for the Disabled National Championship... [MORE]

Volunteers' thoughts on the RDA Holiday @ Clywd Special Riding Centre June 06, 2017
"I find the holiday incredibly rewarding, to see the riders grow in confidence and learn new skills with their horse. I think it’s a great opp... [MORE]

Countryside Challenge completed! May 22, 2017
A very early start to this event for Karen, Nicky, Sarah, Liz and Barbara!  Bleary eyed but excited we set off to Scropton riding and Driving C... [MORE]

Whips Spurs & Prosecco stop Mad Pandas winning run in Annual Quiz January 20, 2017
Our very popular Annual Team Quiz was well supported this year with 19 teams entered. Quiz masters Nicky Webber & Karen Thompson put everyone th... [MORE]

Most Improved Riders 2016 October 21, 2016
Winner of the Fronerthig Delyn Aur Most Improved Junior Rider 2016 is Gemma Waring.  Gemma rides on a Tuesday afternoon and started riding in 2... [MORE]

My Name is Bond October 15, 2016
What a fabulous night!  Our "Licence To Thrill" ball held at the Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground on Sept 24th was a fantastic success r... [MORE]

Bumper turnout for the Fun Dog Show September 08, 2016
It was a bumper turnout at Kesteven’s recent Fun Dog Show which saw a boost in numbers from last year. As in previous years, there were plenty... [MORE]

ASDAN Success April 25, 2016
Congratulations to all our riders from the Tuesday morning group who have successfully completed Module One of the Transition Challenge ASDAN Awar... [MORE]

Sisters score a double at the Special Olympics April 25, 2016
Hayley and Laura Ensor scored a win each at the recent Special Olympic Equestrian event held at Scropton RDA centre near Derby.  Competing on t... [MORE]

"Mad Pandas" win Team Quiz Night January 22, 2016
Our very popular Annual Team Quiz was well supported this year with 23 teams entered.  Well done to the winners of the Best Team Name "Stirrup ... [MORE]

Sun shines on Kesteven Rideability’s 2015 holiday to Clwyd Special Riding Centre. October 16, 2015
Thursday September 10th saw a group of 6 very excited riders plus volunteers & instructors getting on board a mini-bus to make the journey to th... [MORE]

2015 SEIB Insurance Brokers Burghley Sponsored Ride September 22, 2015

Introducing Rio September 03, 2015
In June a new pony joined the team at Kesteven Rideability, based at The Paddocks Riding Centre, Hough on the Hill, Lincs.  Lemonsholme Prince,... [MORE]

Cassie wins Best in Show August 31, 2015
Once again, our Annual Fun Dog Show held at The Paddocks Riding Centre was a huge success.  With over 40 dogs entered across the 11 classes the... [MORE]

Success at the National Championships August 03, 2015
Kesteven Rideability are celebrating after a very successful weekend at the RDA National Championships at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire w... [MORE]

Rose Queen Charity Choice July 13, 2015
A massive thank you to the Mellor Rose Queen, Gaby Worley for choosing Kesteven Rideability as her charity of the year. Trustees Nicky and Sarah wer... [MORE]

A very special Mayor June 24, 2015
For the last year Kesteven Rideability has been one of the chosen charities of the Grantham Mayor, Councillor Ian Selby and his Mayoress, Anita Selb... [MORE]

Chosen Charity for Grantham Running Club May 25, 2015
 Grantham Running Club are proud to have staged this annual 10k trail run event as part of the Belton International Horse Trials. This year the... [MORE]

Dressage riders on top form May 25, 2015
Kesteven dressage riders had a successful day out at the North Midlands Regional Dressage Qualifiers, Hill House Equestrian Centre, Market Rasen.&nb... [MORE]

Sister Act May 17, 2015
Two pairs of sisters have qualified for the Riding for the Disabled National Championships held at Hartpury College, Gloucester July 17th to 19th 20... [MORE]

Rock & Roll Night raises funds March 09, 2015
Thanks to Malcolm Broughton and Noel Wallace for choosing us as the charity to benfit from their annual Valentines Rock and Roll Night.  Ticket... [MORE]

Hats off to Community Books, Grantham January 28, 2015
Huge thanks to Community Books of Grantham who kindly donated proceeds from their Christmas Fayre to our charity.  The money has been spent rep... [MORE]

Roma Therapy photo wins RDA competition January 26, 2015
The winners of the RDA Photographic Competition 2014, supported by Players of People’s Postcode Lottery, have been announced. The overall win... [MORE]

Take part in the Grantham Cup 10K Race December 16, 2014
Sunday April 19th 2015 at 11:30am Grantham's premier cross country challenge at Belton International Horse Trials Fast becoming a firm favourite w... [MORE]

All glammed up for the Autumn Charity Ball October 28, 2014
With over 230 tickets sold it always promised to be a great night.  The atmosphere was buzzing from the start with the drinks and canapes recep... [MORE]

BT Supporters Club Grant August 22, 2014
Trustees of Kesteven Rideability were over the moon to receive a grant for £5,000 from the BT Supporters Club to help launch our new Tots Sadd... [MORE]

Logan wins Best in Show at Fun Dog Show August 10, 2014
Hurricane Bertha didn't dampen spirits at our Annual dog Show with over 100 people turning up as spectators or to show their dogs.  30 dogs wer... [MORE]

Top trumps at RDA Nationals July 28, 2014
Kesteven RDA took 4 horses and nine riders to the RDA National Championships at Hartpury, Gloucs over the weekend 19th/20th July 2014.  Despi... [MORE]

Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson visits July 07, 2014
Great Britain Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson visited our group on Wed as part of the BT Supporters Club first anniversary celebrations.  BT S... [MORE]

Presidents award given to Kesteven founder June 22, 2014
Karen Thompson, founder of Kesteven Rideability in 1988, was delighted to be invited to the Cartier Semi Finals at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Gre... [MORE]

3 gold medals for Delyn Aur June 08, 2014
The aptly named 14 year old Fronerthig Delyn Aur (Golden Harp) has scored a hat trick of gold medals for riders from Kesteven Rideability in the Dre... [MORE]

Riders success at the Countryside Challenge Qualifier May 12, 2014
Seven riders took part in the North Midlands Countryside Challenge Qualifiers held at Somerby by kind permission of Mr Andrew Hoy, Australian event ... [MORE]

Chloe's Everest Trek April 30, 2014
We began our adventure on the 4th April. We flew to Kathmandu which is the capital of Nepal.  Kathmandu was definitely an experience, there are... [MORE]

Success at Dressage Qualifiers April 28, 2014
Team Kesteven had a successful day at the North Midlands region Dressage Qualifiers held at The Paddocks Riding Centre, Hough on the Hill, Lincs.&nb... [MORE]

Winners of Best Not for Profit Enterprise April 07, 2014
Kesteven RiDeAbility win the Best Not-for-profit Enterprise title at the Grantham Journal Business Awards 2014. The Annual business awards rep... [MORE]

Thanks to Phoenix Childrens' Foundation November 25, 2013
Thanks to The Phoenix Childrens Foundation for their generous purchase of equipment for our riding sessions.  The existing cones and stands wer... [MORE]

Brilliant Idea Winners October 10, 2013
Kesteven Rideability won the “Brilliant Idea” Award at the RDA Gala Awards dinner which celebrated the outstanding achievements of RDA p... [MORE]

Welsh trip a geat success October 03, 2013
  Kesteven RDA volunteers have just returned from taking six riders on a holiday to the Clwyd Special Riding Centre, thanks to generous sponso... [MORE]

Amazing Tandem Skydive August 30, 2013
30th June 2013 was the date set for our Tandem Skydive at Chatteris Airfield, March, Cambs. It was a beautiful morning when we picked Sarah up to tr... [MORE]

25th Celebration Raffle prize winners August 21, 2013
Here are the winners of our 25th Celebration Raffle that was drawn on the 19th Aug by riders and parents of the 6.00 pm Thursday session. Congratul... [MORE]

Olly is top dog at our first Fun Dog Show August 19, 2013
Our first Fun Dog Show held at our 25th Celebration was a huge success.  With over 40 dogs entered across the 10 classes the judges had a busy ... [MORE]

Fabulous 25th Celebration August 19, 2013
What a fantastic afternoon – all that hard work came to fruition so now we need to give a pat on the back to our judges who did a fabulous j... [MORE]

Top Class Performances at the RDA National Champs July 17, 2013
Kesteven Rideability, started their Silver Jubilee Celebrations early when riders returned from a successful weekend at the RDA National Championshi... [MORE]

Riders win Gold & Silver Medals in online Dressage Championship June 24, 2013
After eight qualifying classes and 67 entries from eight different RDA centres and groups, 33 riders from acroos the UK were invited to take part in... [MORE]

Riders compete in Countryside Challenge May 24, 2013
3 of our young riders from the Thursday Saddle Club group took part in this years North Midlands Countryside Challenge Qualifiers at Somerby, Leics.... [MORE]

Kesteven host Advanced Coaches Training May 02, 2013
Karen led an Advanced Coaches Training Day for RDA National on Tuesday 30th April.  The programme for the day covered the Scales of Training an... [MORE]

25th Celebration Raffle prizes April 22, 2013
The 25th Celebration Raffle will be drawn on 15th August 2013. The winners will be notified following the draw and the prizes are listed below. Thr... [MORE]

One Kilometre Sponsored Abseil Challenge April 01, 2013
We did it! On Easter Sunday a team of over 20 volunteers and riders took part in completing 100 x 10m abseils. What a challenge.   ... [MORE]

Thanks to Karen and the team March 21, 2013
Dear Karen & team, Hope you had a good weekend and the horses were good in the terrible weather we had.  I wanted to tell you myself but du... [MORE]

Karen awarded RDA Fellowship January 18, 2013
The trustees are proud to announce that our group instructor, Karen Thompson has been awarded the RDA Fellowship in recognition of the coaching she ... [MORE]

New Guestbook Page November 07, 2012
A new Guestbook page has been added to our website so that all our riders, volunteers, parents and carers can share their thoughts and comments abou... [MORE]

Use Easy Fundraising search engine to raise Funds for Kesteven RDA October 12, 2012
Are you one of the millions of people that use a search engine every day? Switch your searching to easysearch and raise money! Every time you sea... [MORE]

Saddle Club riders get grooming badge August 04, 2012
Congratulations to riders who attend our Thursday night Saddle Club who all achieved their first badge this week.  They have worked hard over t... [MORE]

Kesteven Riders enjoy BEF training session July 28, 2012
3 riders from Kesteven group took part in a RDA training hub session funded by the British Equestrian Federation on Tuesday July 24th.  Para C... [MORE]

Sophie & Rodney trot to success July 16, 2012
As a member of Kesteven RDA, I have competed previously at the national championships in Hartpury, using horses from the Paddocks Riding Centre. How... [MORE]

Queens Park School visit Kesteven July 12, 2012
As an end of year treat, Queens Park School from Lincoln bought a group of 15 children to meet the ponies and experience horse riding.  Fortuna... [MORE]

Annual Quiz won by The Usual Suspects! February 03, 2012
Our Annual Quiz held on Friday,30th Jan was a great success raising a massive £571 which will help pay for our riding sessions. The Village Ha... [MORE]

Kate Hunter selected onto the Excel Talent Programme February 03, 2012
One of our riders, Kate Hunter, is very excited to be selected onto the England Excel Talent Programme which aims to produce a pool of up and comin... [MORE]

Emma gets last minute call up to The Europeans September 26, 2011
What a busy month it has been, as I was reserve for the European Championships in Moorselle, Belgium I had to prepare as though we were going to the... [MORE]

Riders enjoy a residential week in Wales September 26, 2011
Kesteven RDA volunteers have just returned from taking six riders on a holiday to the Clywd Special Riding Centre, thanks to generous sponsorship fr... [MORE]

Success for riders at the RDA National Championships July 10, 2011
  Five riders from Kesteven RDA took part in the RDA National Championships at Hartpury, Gloucester over the weekend July 9th and 10th July ... [MORE]

Riders enjoy the Bluebell Wood Ride May 22, 2011
Four Kesteven junior riders took part in a ride through a bluebell wood near Ulceby, Lincs as part of the Lincolnshire Fun Day.  The heady scen... [MORE]

Riders qualify for the National Championships May 22, 2011
Four junior riders took part in the North Midlands Regional Dressage qualifiers held at Arena UK, near Grantham.  All the riders produced lovel... [MORE]

WEG Para Dressage Gold for Emma October 19, 2010
WEG Para Dressage Gold for Emma! Para Dressage Rider, Emma Sheardown is World Freestyle Para Dressage Champion after leading a GB med... [MORE]

Emma selected for World Equestrian Games in Kentucky USA August 03, 2010
Emma selected for World Equestrian Games World Class Para Dressage Rider, Emma Sheardown has been selected to represent Great Br... [MORE]

Kesteven wins Overall Championship at RDA Nationals July 19, 2010
Six riders from Kesteven RDA have just returned from a successful weekend at the Riding for the Disabled National Championships 2010 held at Hartp... [MORE]

Off to the National Championships! May 24, 2010
Congratulations to the following riders who have successfully qualified for the RDA National Championships to be held at Hartpury over the weekend... [MORE]

Success for Emma in Belgium May 08, 2010
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Wilpeg Trust makes donation to Kesteven RDA March 22, 2010
Thanks to a generous donation from the Wilpeg Trust, the portacabin has been made weatherproof again.  The money has been used to re-felt... [MORE]

A visit to St James Palace January 08, 2010
Karen and Emma were among the guests invited to attend a Gala Reception at St James Palace to celebrate RDA National's 40th Anniversary. &nb... [MORE]

Santa pays a flying visit December 02, 2009
    Christmas came early to Kesteven Rideability when Santa, T... [MORE]

Donation from Masonic Lodge November 10, 2009
  John Wright, Charity Steward of the William Peter's Lodge, Grantham presented cheques of £350 and £600 respectively to Em... [MORE]

Kesteven group has fabulous week in Wales September 21, 2009
Kesteven Rideability Residential Week At The Clywd Special Riding Centre Near Wrexham North Wales 17th – 21st September 2009 8 riders a... [MORE]

Emma wins gold September 14, 2009
Emma, Ed and Karen have just returned from a "show of a lifetime" held at the Epona Equestrian Centre, Kristiansand, Norway.  The Europea... [MORE]