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At the Horsley Bookham & Leatherhead RDA we have a number of our wonderful ponies available for sharers. They are all special and unique in their own ways and we have options for a range of riders.

 

You can meet all of our ponies here.

 

For all enquiries please email horsleyandbookhamrda@hotmail.co.uk addressing it to Fiona.

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Badgers Farm have a fabulous on-site trainer available called Duncan, who would be delighted to fully assess you/your child on your share pony and give a fun lesson to help you/your child get to know your pony.   This is independent of the RDA and we can pass on his details at your initial assessment.

The safety of our riders and ponies welfare is paramount.

All new sharers will be asked for donations of:

£25 a day per ridden session

Elvis

Lead rein pony - 11.1hh, up to 4 stone, 3’6"

Elvis is the ultimate lead rein pony.  He is great at being pampered, groomed and loved.  Once a rider is on, he is very sensible and knows his job is to look after the little one on board.  He walks, trots and halts on command and would suit a first time or new rider.  Must have experienced parent for support.  Our youngest rider for Elvis is currently 3.5 years.

Hacks: around the farm

In School: Choose from 1 of our 3 schools

AJ

Lead rein & First Pony - 13hh up to 8 stone, 5’ 

AJ is incredibly popular across our RDA sessions and sharers. He is an amazing lead rein but also great off lead.  He takes great care of his young riders. 

Hacks out

Not fond of the school

Freckles

First pony - 12.2hh, up to 6 stone, 4’

A perfect gentleman who is used regularly throughout the week in RDA sessions.  A great little pony for first time riders to gain confidence, both on the ground and in the saddle.

Hacks: around the farm

In School: Choose from 1 of our 3 schools

Hector

First pony - 12.2hh, up to 6 stone, 4’

Hector is an ideal pony happy to be a lead rein or off lead. He has come from a riding school so understands his job and not much phases him.

Hacks: around the farm with company

In School: Choose from 1 of our 3 schools

Tilly

Sturdy Cob - 13.2hh, up to 8 stone, 5’

A lovely mare who loves her independence and would suit a more experienced rider looking to go on hacks and some schooling sessions.

Hacks out

Minimum 1 year’s experience needed

DC

Study Cob - 14.2hh, up to 10 stone, 5’6"

A great cob who is often used in RDA sessions due to his good nature and hardworking spirit. He loves hacking out with an experienced rider.  He can be cheeky so needs a confident rider who will keep his groundwork and manners up to scratch! Good in the school.

Hacks out

Minimum 1 year’s experience needed

Maggie

Sturdy Cob - 14.3hh, up to 10 stone, 5’6"

Our lovely Maggie is popular with our RDA sessions and her current sharers hack her out regularly. She would suit an experienced rider who wants to enjoy hacking around the Surrey countryside and some schooling.

Hacks out

Minimum 1 years experience needed

Bonnie

Sturdy Cob - 15hh, up to 10.7 stone, 5'8"

A brilliant mare who has slotted into her RDA role very well. Her sharers enjoy hacking her out and schooling her.

Hacks out

Minimum 1 years experience needed

Shamrock

Sturdy Cob - 15hh, up to 10.7 stone, 5'8"

A gorgeous Black cob who recently joined our RDA, from a lovely home. He isn't a big fan of jumping or rushing around, so a perfect addition.He is young but very sensible with all types of riders.

Hacks out

Minimum 1 year’s experience needed

Betty

Sturdy Cob - 16hh, up to 12 stone, 5'10"

A beautiful mare who has plenty of experience with all types of riders riders. Would suit an experienced rider who would enjoy hacking out.

Hacks out

Minimum 1 year’s experience needed

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Sharing our ponies

Code of Conduct

At the HB&L RDA we are very lucky to have such amazing ponies and a community of sharers to bring variety and exercise into their overall programme of work. We know that our pony’s primary job is to serve the RDA and help provide therapeutic experiences for our riders both on horse back and on the ground.  Finding ponies with the suitable temperament is incredibly hard, and so we need to ensure our sharers are supporting our ponies overall welfare and continue to enforce their good behaviours, healthy lifestyle and appropriate training. Furthermore, whilst riding you are representing the RDA and the charities work and so it’s important our sharers adhere to the rules of the yard and the local area.

 

As such, we have a sharers code of conduct to help ensure you support and enhance our ponies.  All existing and new sharers must commit to adhering to this and failure to do so may result in us terminating our agreement.

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