Adopt a Pony
Why Adopt a Pony?
RDA is completely self-supporting,
relying on fundraising to run the stables at an average cost of £40,000
per year. Our helpers and instructors are unpaid volunteers, giving their time and expertise freely.
Most people know that ponies are very expensive to run. We have all the usual costs e.g. bedding/hay, shoes, vaccinations, tack etc., and many additional costs associated with the management of our sizeable site. The fields have to be harrowed and fertilised, fences repaired, and we have to pay for insurances and licences and pay our Stable Manager.
raises funds which go directly towards the care of our ponies. If 25
people adopt Rafferty the revenue raised will cover the cost of his shoes
for a year. Another 4 adoptions would pay for his inoculations. We hope
that this scheme will not only raise money and awareness but also give adopters pleasure and interest.
How Much Does It Cost?
You can adopt a pony for as little as £20 per year. (the cost of a trip
to the cinema, or a CD) However, do feel free to offer more!
Can I Adopt More Than One Pony?
As many as you like! You will get adoption packs for each one.
What Do I Get?
You will receive a photograph, a badge, an Adoption Certificate, a
newsletter and a Christmas card from your pony. You will be able to
meet your pony at our Open Days or by prior arrangement with the stable
How Do I Adopt a Pony?
Download and print our Adopt a Pony application form (you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to do this), fill it in and send it to the address on the form, or get in contact and we'll put an application form in the post to you.
Which Pony Can I Adopt?
Please look at Our Ponies for information on each pony.