The Windsor Lions, the leading Windsor service organisation, once again sponsored the RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) regional groups which entered the Fancy Dress Competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show last Thursday. £1050 was distributed to seven different groups from all over Berkshire and adjoining counties in both the Riding and Carriage Driving categories.
The Teams had a lot of fun and all were exquisitely dressed and extremely colourful many of them being in costumes highly topical of the day including a celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday, namely the Horse Rangers Association, eventual winners of the highly prized Lions Club of Windsor Cup. The full results were:
1st Horse Rangers Association
2nd Newbury RDA Group
3rd Penniwells RDA Group
4th Quest RDA Group
5th Wayside RDA Group
6th Wellow RDA Group
Carriage Driving Category
1st Stella Hancock Driving Group
This always popular event has been sponsored by Windsor Lions for many years and is just one element of Windsor Lions support of disability sport and specifically riding, the other event from which RDA regularly benefits being the annual Windsor Great Park Cross Country Horseride (this year on 10/11 September – see www.windsorlions.co.uk) which has raised tens of thousands of pounds for RDA over its 40 years.
Lion Roger Hale, Windsor Lions event manager, enthused: “We love being involved in this event. All the riders and support folk are so enthusiastic and clearly go to so much trouble with their costumes – they are highly innovative. It is with great pleasure that we distribute the funds we do – we know they are well used for the support of these fantastic RDA groups.”