Fun Ride and Sponsored Drive
in the Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean Riding for the Disabled Carriage Driving Group incorporating Devauden Group are holding the following fund raising events:

May 15th
Fun Ride in the Forest of Dean.
16 miles.

August 21st
Sponsored Drive in the Forest of Dean.
10 or 15 miles.

All proceeds will go towards the purchase of a much needed specialist carriage that will enable us to take wheelchairs. We currently have two wheeled carriages that need to be balanced for each person to make it comfortable for pony and occupants; a four wheeled carriage would give a smoother ride and be able to take wheelchairs so expanding our driving.

In 2004 the group gave local adults weekly drives along forest lanes. We developed a regular and enthusiastic group of clients and helpers that we intend to build on this year. We have recently gained a newly qualified R.D.A. driver (AB Whip), and had our second pony Sam qualify in time to start work this year. In addition we have extended our range of sites to work from as we have an extra three approved locations including an indoor arena which will extend the season. Another innovation is the introduction of some stable management skills for some groups.

Most of our drives are accompanied by a physiotherapist and care home assistant. As we now have the ability to offer the drives to a wider audience, we will be able to take private clients.

For Entry forms and to make donations please contact:

Mrs. Sheila Harris, Rosemont, Woolaston Common, Lydney, GL15 6NU
or e-mail

For schedules:

Mrs. M Saunders, Tregenna, Netherend, Woolaston, Glos, GL15 6NS 
or e-mail:, telephone/FAX: 01594 529 392