Ponies Remembered

On this page we remember some of the Epsom RDA horses and ponies who have either moved onto new homes or sadly are no longer with us.

Delta 13.2hh Born 2003


Delta came to Epsom RDA thanks to money raised by British Airways Engineering Unit in Hayes.She was a sweet natured pony with a lovely stride perfect for our riders.

However, Delta found it difficult to adapt to being looked after by lots of different people so sadly she had to leave us, but we were lucky to find Delta a home with family where she has lots of fuss and attention and has become best friends with her young rider.





PICASSO 15.2hh Born 1991


Picasso joined Epsom RDA at the beginning of 2010. Before that he worked at a riding school for many years. Picasso retired from teaching people to ride in September 2013 when he went into semi-retirement with a lovely family in Kent who were looking for a pony to care for and take out on regular hacks. This gentleman of a horse is missed, but we are delighted he has found such a good new home.





BADGER 15.2hh Born 1993

Badger joined Epsom RDA in 2006 with money raised by the CID team from the Surrey Police Force and was with us until 2014 when he sadly was put to sleep following breathing problems. Badger was a gentle horse with kind eyes.  Although he used to be afraid of silly things like paper(!)he looked after his riders extremely well and was also very kind to his handlers. His much missed by all.





BRIDGET Born 2007


Bridget was bought for Epsom RDA by a donation from Exxon Mobile in Leatherhead and a grant from the Community Foundation for Surrey, Surrey Sports Fund and the Dora Fedoruk Memorial Fund.

Sadly Bridget was put to sleep in December 2013 following a colic attack. Bridget was a sweet and gentle pony with a calm and relaxed character who helped her riders to gain confidence in their riding. She was also made good progress with our schooling team displaying some talent for dressage work –she is sorely missed by all.


BANJO 13.2hh Born 2004

Banjo joined Epsom RDA in January 2010. He was blind in one eye, but that didn't stop him doing a great job for his riders taking part in the internal dressage competitions and the Regional Countryside Challenge.

Banjo became a little unhappy with his RDA job so in 2015 we found him a lovely new home with one of our volunteers where he will get a chance to do more variety of horsey things.


 JAM 14.3hh Born 2008

Jam was a Irish cob with a sweet nature.She did a great job for us taking part in our in-house dressage competition in the first year with us.

Jam had a sensitive nature which mean she would be happier with just one person to look after her. We are pleased she has found a home with a lady who is looking forward to take introducing Jam to activities like sponsored rides.

 

Teddy 14.3hh Born 1998

Teddy came to us after working in a riding school for many years.He was a great character who had mastered the trick of removing his own headcollar.

 After so many years helping people to learn to ride he has now gone into a well deserved semi-retirement in a home where he can enjoy his favourite activity of hacking out. He is owned by one of our own volunteers in a livery yard close to us so we get to see him from time to time and also hear how he is getting on.

 

 Grace 14.2hh Born 2004

Grace was with us for a short time and quickly became a favourite with riders and volunteers, but found it difficult to get used to a lot of different people handling her. As she was becoming unhappy we decided to find her a home where she could be looked after by one person and do a more variety of activities.

 


 

 Marigold 14.2hh

Lady Marigold of Monreith, a Highland pony of strong character(!)is now enjoying a well deserved retirement from RDA work.Marigold was part of the pony team for many years.She was known as a dressage diva and kept volunteers on their toes, but she always gave her best for her riders. Marigold made regular appearances at Regional and National RDA Championships, becoming a National Champion with her riders in two years in succession.

 

Charlie 12.2hh Born 1995

Charlie was one of the smallest ponies in the Epsom RDA herd, but with a large character who enjoyed testing out the volunteers with his tricks! He had great success with his independent riders taking them to Regional and National RDA Championships and being a National Dressage Champion. After over 6 years as a RDA pony Charlie is now enjoying being owned by one of our volunteers and taking part in a variety of horsey activities