Sponsored Ride

2017 Sponsored Ride

A message from Caroline Windsor, organiser of Quest's Sponsored Ride on Sunday 22nd October:
Thank you for taking part in our Sponsored Ride on Chobham Common on Sunday, we hope you enjoyed it! The sun shone all day in contrast to the wind and rain the day before and there were 145 riders having a day out with their horses. This was a 15% increase on 2016 and thanks to your generosity and the support of our sponsors, Crest Nicholson, we are thrilled to tell you that we have raised over £8,000. Please pass on our thanks to your friends and family who contributed to this amazing result.
In the past year, Quest RDA has been able to achieve its goal of increasing the provision of riding sessions for children with a variety of disabilities and special needs. We have five wonderful horses – Bassett, Ben, Magic, Diablo and Jack – who provide wonderful therapeutic benefits and a lot of enjoyment to our riders. We rely on fundraising from events such as the Sponsored Ride and every penny of your contribution goes towards the upkeep of the horses and the special equipment we need. Thank you!

Trophy Winners 
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 trophies. They will be mailed to you in the next few days:
Happiest Quest RDA rider – Freddie Lamb
The Desire Trophy, kindly donated by Wendy Smart for the Oldest Horse and Rider combination – Pauline Gregory and Blaze, combined age 86
Youngest Rider on 2 mile trail – Zilliah Bell who was 4 in July
Youngest Rider on 5 mile trail – Crystal Farmer, age 5

Above: Oliver Reid, from Crest Nicholson, presented rosettes, badges and trophies to Quest Riders.
Most Sponsorship over 16 – Sharon Williamson
Bisley and Sandown Chase Pony Club member with the most sponsorship – Crystal Farmer (this trophy will be presented at Pony Club prize giving)
We hope to see you again at the 2018 Sponsored Ride, date to be announced soon. Please keep in touch via this website and our Facebook page. We would love to see your photos and to hear from you if you have any suggestions for next year’s Ride.
Thank you again on behalf of Quest RDA!

The Sponsored Ride could not take place without the help of many people. An enormous Thank You to:
· Our army of volunteers who give up their time to set up the courses, steward the routes, make sure the road crossings are safe, dispense refreshments, manage the lorry parking and gates and numerous other essential jobs that ensure the Ride is enjoyable for everyone

· Our dedicated committee who spend enormous amounts of time before, during and after the Ride to organise it and hopefully improve it year on year

· Bisley and Sandown Chase Pony Club and Jean Shipp for allowing us to use the Pony Club field and facilities

· The Higgins family for allowing us access across their farmland 

· Our sponsors – Crest Nicholson – for their generosity, also to Oliver Reid for coming along to present rosettes, medals and trophies to our Quest riders

· Padblocks and JD Printing Services for printing our flyers and signs

· Everyone who donated prizes for the best stocked tombola ever seen, items for the second hand tack sale and cakes for the cake stall. All these activities add significantly to our fundraising.

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