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SUPPORT OUR CROWD FUND #STARTSOMETHINGSPECIAL
We are crowd funding for £141,000 to bring Equi-Power home to Kildean. This is the biggest fundraising campaign we have ever held, and we need YOUR help to make it a success! Please visit our Crowd Funder at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/startsomethingspecial to make a donation and find out what you can do to help us spread the word.
award winning coaches
We are delighted to see two of our fantastic coaches recognised for their talent and dedication.
Cristina Costanza won RDA UK's Coach Mentor of the Year 2022and Lynne Blore was awarded BEV Senior Coach of the Year 2022.
Well done Cristina and Lynne from everyone at Equi-Power !
We were thrilled to have been awarded £1,000 by Movement for Good last summer, thanks to YOUR nominations.
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RDA Participant of the Year 2021 - Millie Boo Smith
Huge congratulations to Millie Boo Smith who was awarded RDA Participant of the Year 2021. On November 5th, Millie and her parents travelled to RDA National Training Centre in Warwickshire to receive the award from Princess Anne, who has been the Patron of RDA for 50 years. Millie's talents are not limited to horse riding, she also recently won prizes for Photography and Collage in the RDA National Championships, as well as a first place at a Para Dressage competition. As a group we have been so impressed by Millie’s achievements, courage, resilience, team spirit, adaptability during lockdowns, commitment to learning, commitment to volunteering and commitment to riding and vaulting. She is a shining example to other participants and we feel she thoroughly deserves this recognition.
Volunteer of the Year!
Many congratulations to Lyn D, our committed assistant vaulting coach, who won Forth Valley Disability Sport's Volunteer of the Year award in a hugely competitive awards category this spring. Lyn has been volunteering with Equi-Power since 2015, both as a coach and fundraiser, and we are delighted that she has been recognised for her outstanding services to our club.
RDA UK Brilliant Group of the Year Award!
Awarded to Equi-Power by RDA UK for our adaptive services during lockdown! Our members took part in online learning, online family fun and fitness sessions and accessed mind coaching and mental health support.
Huge thanks to the Kiltwalk for match funding and to everyone who took part in and sponsored our 21 strong team. Our Kilt walkers walked and cycled a socially distanced Kilt walk around Scotland on the weekend of 11th -13th September, raising over £20,000!
Huge thanks to The Kilt Walk who added 100% to all funds raised by team Equi-Power even though the walk could not take place due to coronavirus
Horsescotland Awards March 2020
Congratulations to Equi-Power riding and vaulting coach, Lynne Blore, for winning both Participation and Young Person's Coach Awards presented by Jonty Evans.
Persimmon Building Futures Award October 2019
Team Equi-Power was delighted to be one of the finalists in the Persimmon Building Futures Awards. Massive thanks to everyone that voted for Equi-Power. A very welcome donation of £5000 was received from Persimmon Homes.
Scottish BEV championships
21st September 2019
Trophies for; best walk individual Keira Macgrain, best walk pairs Keira Macgraine and Merryn Binnie, most improved vaulter Millie Boo Smith.
Edinburgh Kilt Walk 15th September 2019
Huge thanks to everyone that sponsored a walker to help raise over £2000. For anyone that missed it donations can be made until the end of November on the on the everyday hero fundraising page
Royal Highland Show Display June 2019
focus and concentration performing to a big crowd
Horsescotland Presentation celebrating 50th Anniversary of RDA UK
Vaulting coach, Lynne Blore & team
Prize winners Millie Boo Smith and
RDA West & Central Regional Competition May 2019
British Equestrian Vaulting Competition May 2019
British Equestrian Vaulting Competition May 2019
Equi-Power Trustee, Susie Elliot, was presented with an award for her outstanding contribution to Riding for the Disabled (RDA) in the past 50 years.
Horsescotland Awards 2019
Equi-Power was awarded best Equestrian Club and Best Equestrian Photo (credit to Katielee Arrowsmith from SNWS) at The Horsescotland Awards at Doubletree Dunblane Hydro on 30th March 2019.
Edinburgh Kiltwalk 2018
Seven Equi-Power volunteers walked the 2018 Edinburgh Kiltwalk on Sunday, September 16th. Through sponsorship and generous contributions from The Hunter Foundation the charity raised almost £5000 which has helped support our life-changing services.
Stirling Agricultural Show
On Saturday 9th June 2018 Equi-Power had a stand at the Annual Stirling Agricultural Show, which takes place at Blackgrange Field in Blairlogie, Stirling. The field is located on the A907 and a map of the location is available here: www.equoevents.co.uk/Venues/View/308
More details about the Show can be found at www.stirlingshow.co.uk
Ace Adventures Fundraiser
In September 2017 Anne Brown, Lynne Blore and some of their adventurous friends raised funds for the group through white water rafting.