THERE was a welcome return to normality for Ballyward Carriage drivers and their volunteers when their Open Day took place in beautiful weather at Joanne Orr’s farm last week. 11 RDA drivers took part in the display, which as always was perfectly organised by Joanne and her team and everyone enjoyed a celebratory tea in the yard afterwards. The ponies all looked magnificent, with ‘Bert’ stepping out as well as ever at a youthful 26 with Jill Hanna (who is registered blind), performing a beautiful dressage test. She won the Senior Shield this year and the Junior Shield went to James driving ‘Bambi’.
The group have generously decided to support two local charities with donations of £100 each, in memory of much loved volunteer William Singer (Slieve Croob 1st Responders) and long time supporter Berry McCrea (Newry Hospice).
They are always on the look out for more volunteers, so if you live in the area and would be interested in helping, please get in touch with Joanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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