Montgomery Area RDA Group has received a welcome boost to its finances in the form of a donation from a local technology company, Invertek Drives. The group, which is responsible for raising all the money required to hire ponies for its riders, meets each Tuesday in term-time at Penycoed Stables, Pant, near Oswestry in Shropshire. The stables recently opened an indoor school, enabling riding to take place in all weathers. Riders come from Brynllywarch Hall School, near Kerry in Montgomeryshire. This year two of them took part in the Countryside Challenge, and one came second and thus qualified to take part in the finals at Hartpury in July.
The picture shows the group’s chairman, June Little, and vice-chairman and treasurer, Penny Harris, holding the cheque, surrounded by the volunteers, two of our riders and ponies, with their instructor at the back.