OTHER ACTIVITIES IN OUR SCHOOL
The Pony Club At Bunny Hill Riding Centre...
Ruth Willamett has been with us for nearly two years and is rather an expert at setting up and running accredited Pony Clubs! This is the second Pony Club UK accredited Riding School Pony Club that Ruth has set up. So far there are 30 members ranging from 6 to 14 years but both younger and older children are welcome. To be taken to the main Pony Club UK website please click here.
The idea behind the Riding Centre Pony Club is to enable children who do not have their own pony to join the Pony Club. Normal Pony Club activities are offered such as Rallies, Camp and Tests as well as our own Bronze 3-2-1 Tests. In addition we offer ver popular Pony Days where members can learn what is involved in owning a pony from bringing in from the field to mucking out, tacking up and of course riding.
The Pony Club has its own room in the Clubhouse and meets on a regular basis for instruction evenings and riding lessons. The first Pony Club Camp will be held this year in August and more details can be found on the Events page.
The photo on the left shows Ruth with two young members just about to start a Pony Club lesson and the other photo shows three delighted members who have passed their Pony Club Tests.
Riding For The Disabled At Bunny Hill Riding Centre...
The Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Ruddington Group uses our School every Tuesday during term time from 1.30pm and is the main Charity supported by Bunny Hill Riding Centre. Togo to the main RDA website please click here.
The Group was formed in 1988 by a group of friends who wanted to help children with learning difficulties in the area. It moved to Bunny Hill Riding Centre in 1992 and is run by Di Haddon who is now the only active former member. The Chairman of this Group is Christine Whiteside who is ably assisted by Instructor Lorraine and several dedicated volunteers. Each week six children are brought over from Nethergate School in Clifton and have a fantastic time riding, learning and doing exercises on the Riding School ponies.
Nottingham Knights Horseball Club At Bunny Hill Riding Centre...
Nottingham Knights Horseball Club is a relatively new venture instigated by well known Horseball Player and Coach Hayley Quinton. The Club practises with us three times a week and is made up of players from Trent University, The University of Nottingham including its Sutton Bonington Campus and external players.
Nottingham Knights uses the general Riding Centre horses along with Horquita an experienced Horseball horse that we bought especially for their dedicated use. In 2016 the first ever University League Horseball Varsity was held here with 130 competitors.
More information can be found on their website by clicking here.