Staff Appointments: Tamara Langdon ~ Head Girl and trainee instructor
H.R.H Sophie Countess of Wessex visiting Divoky
We were so pleased to welcome the Countess who kindly awarded certificates and rosettes to the riders of St Pauls school. The riding was funded by the Back on Track Charity Chaired by Sally Whittaker who also attended with Anne Maw Lord Lieutenant of Somerset. It was a lovely sunny day and the children rode beautifully, the ponies looked beautiful and the staff really pulled out all the stops to make it as perfect a day as possible to welcome the children and their families for this exciting event. Pictures in our gallery.
This is the first time we have met the families of the children we help with this charity and we heard so much about the improvement in the children with regards to self esteem, behavior, confidence and fitness that we decided to set up a fund raising effort to see if we can help these children continue riding please help by logging on to our just giving page at
RDA at Divoky: Pat and Martin were so honored to be presented to
HRH Princess Anne at the RDA conference this year in recognition of the work with disabled riders carried out at Divoky. With an ever increasing demand for places we have decided in order to expand what we do we need the help of a committee of fund raisers and organisers. If anyone wishes to help disabled people access riding but don't feel able to assist with the leading of ponies or side walking (volunteers always needed) then please consider either joining or helping the committee with fund raising.
We have one rider urgently in need of a bespoke riding helmet due to a difficult to fit head shape. We need to improve the surfaces of both the sand school and the exercise track. We would also like to get companies to sponsor individual riders to enable them to ride more regularly.
So please help if you can, call the yard and do leave us a message if we are teaching we will call you back.
Young Equestrians Club about to be launched
Make new friends, develop your skills, try out some of the different horse sports available and get fit in the fresh air! No matter what level you're riding at, your local Young Equestrians group can offer you more than just the opportunity to ride.
Young Equestrians has been designed to provide you with more choice and freedom, helping you to develop skills including leadership whilst taking responsibility for the activities you take part in with your new friends!
How your club will work
The club will be run by an elected committee which will include one adult representing the yard. You will have a chairperson, secretary, events organiser and other committee members the jobs of which will be decided by the committee.
You will be able to hold meetings at the yard using the classroom area, you can organise events at the yard including talks, training and social events. You will have your own facebook page to manage and use to organise everyone and to get feedback from your members regarding things they would like to do.
Young Equestrian Leaders Award
For those of you who are helping as volunteers we recommend you join the Young Equestrian Leaders Award programme check it out at
www.yela.org.uk and gain a valuable accredited award that says so much about you as a person ~ looks very good on that University or College application, C.V. and job application.
Are you a lapsed RIDER?
New Group meeting Tuesdays at 12 noon
Make new Friends, Hack out for FUN
coffee and chat
SO TAKE BACK THE REINS WITH DIVOKY
Interviews now being held for:
Diploma Courses for students aged 14yrs
Diploma courses for students aged 16 - 19
Do you want to work with horses?
Dont choose a college that doesnt have its own stables - Divoky Students work full time with horses on a working yard call in an see us for more information
Interviews for 2015/16 Courses starting NOW