The Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre - Riding for the Disabled               Registered Charity 1045045


2017
You are invited to follow some of our activities through the year


October Sister Mary Joy was invited to attend the Women of the Year Luncheon.  The guests at her table included several very prominent women - HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Jane Luca, Danny Cotton and Sandi Toksvig.
During the award presentations Sandi Toksvig asked her to stand up and to be acknowledged at Britains first female fire fighter.
The photos below show Mary Joy at the table with Her Royal Highness and Jane Luca. 
The second photo shows Mary Joy with Dany Cotton Commissioner of London Fire Brigade who received an award at the luncheon.



































October Mary Joy Langdon is made a Fellow of Riding for the Disabled. The award was  presented by Sophie Christiansen CBE at the RDA Coaching Conference.




































Congratulations to Kathy Heaps for recieving the RDA Volunteer Award for the Greater London Region. Kathy has been volunteering for 27 + years  and as well as coaching she is the chair of the board of trustees



































October Martin Clunes WSPC Patron and Kathy Heaps Chair of WSPC receive a cheque from The Hospital Saturday Fund. Thank you to the SHF for kindly supporting WSPC.





















October  Nine horse, ponies and riders attended the Civil Service horse show held in Hyde Park. It was a wonderful event and everyone came home with rosettes. Wormwood Scrubs also won the prize for the charity.








































































OctoberCongratulations to Bea Pike on her special Birthday. Seen below receiving flowers from Martin Clunes.























































September A team of ponies and riders attended the 50th Horseman's Sunday held at St John's church Hyde Park. Mr Ross Nye commenced the event 50 years ago. Congratulations to Mr Nye and all his team. We all had a great day.



















September  End of holidays and ponies return from their time out at grass on Jane Van Lennep's farm in Suffolk. Thank you Jane for all you do for our ponies.











August Wild plum picking in the paddock, followed by lots of homemade jam.

























August Henley a 7yr old small traditional cob joins the team of ponies










AugustSix Camargue horses and 2 teams of riders set of for Martin Clunes 'Buckham Fair' in Dorset to give several mounted and non mounted displays.












































AugustBen and David carryout a few maintenance jobs during the summer holidays










August A corporate volunteer team through Work4U spent a fund day at the Pony Centre. It is so good when an enthusiastic team come for the day as so much work can be done. Thank you to the team.









AugustLittleman inspects the delivery of a years' supply of Sorbeo horse bedding. Thank you to Sorbeo for kindly donation a pallet. 
































August The Marathon Kathy, Melissa and Mary Joy set off to walk a marathon in aid of WSPC.









10 hours later they safely returned home. The marathon raised an incredible £17000. Thank you to all who sponsored the marathon.


















JulyEnd of term cakes and drinks










Rudolf Donkey receiving a great deal of loving attention













July Young Pony Club artist wins 2nd prize in the RDA National Art competition













July Saturday Stable Management class in the stable for a points of the horse quiz
























July Harrods Corporate Team spend a very productive day lay paving bricks and painting. 












Mid Summer riding lesson for happy riders











Purdey showing how clever she is on two legs

















Summer Vaulting classes





















JuneMiss Tiggy one of the stable yard cats is on 'Broom Duty.















JuneCorporate volunteers spend the day painting the stables. They enjoy their day away from the office and we are very grateful for the painting of the stables.



















JuneJack Petchey Awards
The young people vote for their peers who they think has deserved an award. With the award comes some money which they then have to decide on a suitable item for the club to spend the money on.

































May Pony Club Camp
25 youngsters enjoyed spending a long weekend with the ponies and taking part in many different activities






















































































March Young rider enjoys her lesson on Henley the Mechanical horse.












March Wormwood Scrubs Pony Clubs teams competed in Area 12 Horse & Pony Care competition.
Well done to all the teams and especially to the winning team who now go forth to the National Championships in August.
































March Vaulting Barrel arrives



February Shrove Tuesday 
Inter Worshipful Companies Pancake Race
Mary Joy is seen taking part in the Loriners' team.
Through sponsorship of the race £1,000 was raised for the Pony Centre.












February First Aid Training given to all Pony Club members 

First Aid training given to all Pony Club members





































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