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Registered Charity No SC002041 Company Number SC102661 Message from the Board of Trustees It is hard to believe that Christmas is almost here! In the coming week, Santa will visit many of the classes. According to the statistics, over 400 riders with additional needs rode at Sandyflat between August 2015 and June 2016. This is amazing and indicates the wonderful band of Staff and Volunteers who help to keep the wheels of the Glasgow Group turning. In October, we were sorry to say goodbye to Stephen MacKay who had been a senior member of the yard staff for 11years. We wish him well and welcome Stephanie Shaw in his place; we hope she will be happy in her new position as a member of the team in the yard. Whatever your involvement at Sandyflat, whether it is as a member of staff in the yard or in the office, as a volunteer or as a supporter, we thank you for your commitment to our riders and wish you all a happy festive season and offer you our best wishes for 2017. TERM DATES: This term ends on Saturday 17th December 2016. Classes resume on Monday 16th January 2017.

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Registered Charity No SC002041

Company Number SC102661

Message from the Board of Trustees

It is hard to believe that Christmas is almost here! In the coming week, Santa will visit many of the classes. According to the statistics, over 400 riders with additional needs

rode at Sandyflat between August 2015 and June 2016. This is amazing and indicates the wonderful band of Staff and Volunteers who help to keep the wheels of the Glasgow

Group turning. In October, we were sorry to say goodbye to Stephen MacKay who had been a senior member of the yard staff for 11years. We wish him well and welcome

Stephanie Shaw in his place; we hope she will be happy in her new position as a member of the team in the yard.

Whatever your involvement at Sandyflat, whether it is as a member of staff in the yard or in the office, as a volunteer or as a supporter, we thank you for your commitment to our

riders and wish you all a happy festive season and offer you our best wishes for 2017.

TERM DATES: This term ends on Saturday 17th December 2016. Classes resume on Monday 16th January 2017.

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Annual Fun Day 2016 This year our Annual Fun Day took place on Saturday 17th September. Being slightly earlier in the year, we

were fortunate to take advantage of the beautiful dry spell. Having such great weather increased the turnout for our hotly anticipated event and it was fantastic to welcome so many visitors from the local

community. Visitors enjoyed the pony rides, bouncy castle, rodeo bull, raffle, stalls and of course the ever-popular soup and home-baking!

Thank you to everyone who donated prizes, home baked and of course to all our volunteers who gave up their Saturday to help on the day. It is only with your support that we achieved a record amount.

We are delighted to announce that our profit was a record £2,685.47

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Congratulations to our riders who had made the most

progress in the last year.

We would like to wish Rhys a speedy recovery.

We miss you and hope to see you back on Timmy soon x

The Showing Show was a successful

event run by Lynne and her staff in

August. The riders considered it to be a

“Great Day” and financially the

Glasgow Group benefitted. A profit

of £718.86 was made

Well done to

everyone that braved the weather

and our Congratulations to

Marnie, riding William, ending the

day as Supreme Champion!!

Every year theses cups are presented to the riders in the different age groups.

The McClements Rose Bowl was presented to Rachel McColgan (under 18).

Mrs Sheila McCalman presented the St Mungo Cup for Claudia Boyd and Gordon McConnechie received the Anderson Millhouse Trophy

Gordon on Precious

Rachel on Hart

Claudia Boyd – Most Improved Rider

18-25 St Mungo Cup

Marnie – Supreme Champion 2016

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Corporate Volunteering@rdaglasgow

We are extremely grateful to the Glasgow BSC Charitable Fund for their support. During the summer break they rallied their co-

workers and set about the ardious task of painting all our 20 stableblocks, pens, tack room & feed room.

In addition they donated funds which enabled us to purchase much needed supplies for our horses and yard…THANK YOU!!

Thanks also to Scottish Enterprise, Corporate Volunteering Group who spent

the day helping Gary clear our River Kelvin Trail. Their spirits did not dampen

even in the rain! Thank you - your support is much appreciated.

Our stables getting a makeover.

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School Snippets from our young riders @Middlefield School

What do you like most about coming to

your riding class??

Paul: “I Like learning about the horse and about the bits that go on him. I like riding Timmy and trotting too”!

Jamie: “I don’t like horse-riding…I LOVE horse-riding…It’s the Best”!

Lucy: “I like playing games in the

indoor school with my horse”.

Marissa: “I like to ride on Smudge and I like to give him cuddles”.

Matthew: “I like walking outside

amongst the trees”.

Henry Rankin, who after a diagnosis of Vascular Dementia, put together a bucket list of 10 things he wanted to do.

The last on his list was to ride a horse and we contacted Henry via Alzheimer Scotland to make that come true. In June 2016, Henry came with his wife and

daughters to Sandyflat and rode Precious and he was absolutely thrilled by the experience.

Jamie on Timmy Matthew on Hart

Marissa on Smudge Lucy on Precious

Paul on Hart

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Our RDA Christmas cards are available to purchase from the T-Bar

………………… Stuck for stocking fillers? Look no further – your favourite Glasgow

ponies are featured on our beautiful Mugs.

Cheque Presentation Day – Community Matters Initiative

Thank you to the customers &staff @Waitrose Milngavie.

Ernst & Young will match-fund the proceeds...Thank You!

Raffle tickets on sale to win our Luxury Christmas

Hamper

Would you like to become a member of our Glasgow Group??

This membership is for anyone who is or has been involved @RDA and realises the benefits…parents,

volunteers, donors. Member subscription forms available from the office

Forthcoming Events – 2017

Riders of the Storm - Sunday 5th March 2017 (tickets for sale early in the New Year)

57th Annual GUVMA Rodeo – Saturday 22nd

April 2017

Thank you so much to Allwyn Crawford and her Tennis Aces who have in total

raised a magnificent £889 for RDA Glasgow. We are so grateful to you for giving up your valuable time in order to

help others. THANK YOU!!

We said goodbye to one of our Saturday class helpers, Beata Walkiewicz. Come

back to visit soon - with Anita Lowing and Linda Fair.

Contact us: RDA Glasgow Group Sandyflat, Caldercuilt Road

Summerston, Glasgow G23 5NA T: 0141-945 1369

www.rdaglasgow.org [email protected]

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With Christmas just around the corner, what could be more convenient than settling down with a cuppa (or a glass of something festive) to do a spot of

online shopping? Even better, you can raise funds for RDA Glasgow Group.....and IT WON’T COST YOU A PENNY!

Please consider signing up to easyfundraising – you can help to raise funds for the RDA Glasgow Group every time you shop. Here’s how it works: It’s easy and it’s free!

1. Sign up to easyfundraising: Go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk.rftdgg to set up an account.

2. Go shopping: When you shop online, visit easyfundraising.org.uk first, click through to the retailer of your choice and shop as usual. Your purchase will cost exactly the same as if you had gone to the retailer’s website directly. That’s all you have to do!

3. Earn donations! With every purchase you make, the retailer will make a donation which will be transferred to Riding For The Disabled Glasgow Group. Over 2,700 retailers have joined this scheme to support charities like ours. Thank you

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Mr J McCall Ms C Lang

Mrs E. M. Alston First Choice Horse Supplies Mrs T Christie & Family Strathclyde Dressage Group Partick Saint Mary’s Masonic Lodge Ms A Crawford & The Tennis Aces Mrs M Russell & friends Joyce Burnie Douglas Park Golf Club Ladies Mrs Helen MacDonald Saints & Sinners The Order of the Temple- The Preceptory of “St Mungo” Phyllis Beattie Susan Malyon, Mandy Macrae & Ms T Alexander Partick Saint Mary's Masonic Lodge Strathclyde Dressage Group Clydebank Oil Waitrose Milngavie Gambadino 1st Choice Horse Supplies Mrs June Grainger Order of the Eastern Star Mr & Mrs J Dillon The Black Horse, Summerston Morris Equestrian Mr David Whittick Ms Rhona Scott Ernst & Young Slater Menswear Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow Jem Carpets Rangers Football Club Steven Brown Art Masson Cross Loch Lomond Sea Life Nails & Beauty from Laura Out & About Venture Studios Tommy McGrory (Loud & Proud, Paisley) Hymans Robertson LLP University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine

And to the numerous anonymous donors…..

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We have been fortunate to receive recent support from the following funders:

Aldi Scottish Sport Fund

The James Wood Bequest Fund Douglas Hay Trust

Dr Elizabeth Calder Memorial Trust The J. & J.R. Wilson Trust

The Royal Caledonian Charities Trust Templeton Goodwill Trust Incorporation of Fleshers

LHR Airport Communities Trust The Hedley Foundation Souter Charitable Trust

Greggs Foundation The Stafford Trust

The Merchants House of Glasgow The JTH Charitable Trust

Incorporation of Bonnetmakers and Dyers of Glasgow James Weir Foundation

Andy Scott W. A. Cargill Fund

The Hugh Fraser Foundation The Caram Charitable Trust

The Rozelle Trust