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RDA Dutchy Group Website

The RDA Duchy Group was set up in 1989 by Polly Hart along with several friends including Eve Gerry, Eve Vineer, Judy Morris and Maureen Ryder. Initially the college provided suitable horses and over time the group started to purchase their own horses which the college looked after in return for allowing the students to use them. Today the group owns 3 horses which are also used as working liveries by the college. RDA Duchy Group meet every Wednesday during term time between 1pm and 4pm and use the large indoor school which enables us to ride all year round come rain or shine. The group provides riding and therapy for 18 children and adults and also the opportunity to compete at County, Regional and National competitions. The group rely totally on volunteers to deliver our ridden sessions each week and are completely self funding.

Latest News

Duchy Group Temporarily Closed

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak Duchy Group have stopped riding for the foreseeable future. Please check our Facebook and Instagram pages for more regular updates. We hope to resume riding as soon as it’s safe to do so and restrictions are lifted. Our horses are enjoying the warm weather out in the field. All emails…

Generous support from Diamond Home Services of Callington

Diamond Home Services of Callington have very generously nominated Duchy Group as their charity of the year. We are very grateful and would like to thank everyone at the company for their support. Pictured is Ian Hayter presenting Vice Chairman Linda Bullen with a cheque. Mary Framptom-Price and our wonderful pony LadyBird are looking on.

Fun and Funds at our Fabulous Fundraising Evening

A great evening was had recently at our fundraising event at the Tamar Inn at Calstock. The great auction prizes and live music ensured the tables were full and the evening was a great success raising £1600 for the group. Many thanks to everyone who supported the event, it’s much appreciated. Mary Framptom Price has…

Even more Auction Prizes to be won!

There are yet more auction prizes to be won. Make a date to join us at The Tamar Inn at Calstock on Feb 7th. There’s also live music, wine or water lucky dip and a Winter Warmer Menu to enjoy. We hope to see you there.

Latest Auction Prizes for Calstock Fundraiser at The Tamar Inn

Check out these amazing auction prizes for our latest fundraising event.

Fantastic Auction Prizes at Tamar Inn Event on February 7th

It’s not long to go now before our fundraising event at The Tamar Inn, Calstock on February 7th. Here are just some of the fabulous prizes on offer in the silent auction. Tamar Trails Adventure Centre Gift Voucher, Original Artwork, Reflexology Treatment, 18 holes of golf for 4 people, Wine and Cheese Basket, 2 Different…

FundRaising Fun Pub Night February 7th @ Tamar Inn Calstock

Our next fundraising event is in a few weeks times on Thursday February 7th at The Tamar Inn Calstock. A fantastic evening is planned with a silent auction, live music, wine or water lucky dip and a Winter Warmer menu. Doors open at 6pm. This event kicks off our fundraising for 2019 and we are…

Henry is the Star at our Tesco Xmas Fundraising Event

Our wonderful Ambassador Henry drew the crowds as always at our annual fundraising and awareness event at the Tesco store in Launceston. Henry looked very festive and enjoyed all the fuss and attention he received as shoppers stopped to say Hello. The event is a great opportunity for people to meet an RDA pony and…

£1250 Raised by Launceston Young Farmers

A fabulous fundraising effort from Launceston Young Farmers meant that Duchy Group were recently presented with a cheque for £1250. The club had held various events over the year including their annual Dung Run. We are very grateful for such a fantastic donation which means that we can continue to deliver riding and therapy each…

In Excess of £1400 raised at Fabulous Fundraiser Concert and Auction Evening in Callington

A great evening of music, and fabulous auction prizes made for a fantastic fundraising event for the group which raised over £1400. The Inner Tube and Reflections, 2 very different musical styles entertained with some great songs interspersed with some witty humour. The auction event saw Hilary Mackay from Beech Auctions bring the gavel down…