In memory of our late beloved pony, Pandora, we have created the Pandora Award to recognise our riders’ outstanding achievements.

 

Pandora was a wonderful SAMBER pony for many years.  She taught hundreds of children how to ride and was one of those really special ponies who could always sense if a child needed extra care.  Even when she could no longer be ridden in her later years, her calm and gentle nature meant that children with special needs could learn to connect with her, they could lead and groom her, taking rugs on and off, developing their fine and gross motor skills, language, focus and self-confidence.

 

At 30 she was awarded the RDA Long-Service Award and officially retired when we moved premises.  Sadly just over a year later, she passed away peacefully at the grand old age of 31.

 

Since she was such a special pony it feels only right that we honour her memory with the newly created Pandora Award.  Whether it’s helping others, waiting patiently or showing exemplary behaviour – if a child goes above and beyond in their attitude and approach to their riding session they can now be awarded the Pandora Award certificate and rosette.  

 

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