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Santa makes a welcome visit to local RDA group


By Jean Gunn

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Pennyland Primary School pupils from Ride 1 pictured along with Santa.
Pennyland Primary School pupils from Ride 1 pictured along with Santa.

Caithness Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) held their end of term session recently at the indoor school in Halkirk.

Due to current restrictions with Covid there was not the normal buzz as in previous years for the group's usual Christmas Show. Each rider under the watchful eye of Leeann Hope, coach, gave a display of things learnt throughout the term and a fun game of dressing Santa.

Ride 2 from Noss Primary School line-up to meet Santa along with some of the RDA volunteers.
Ride 2 from Noss Primary School line-up to meet Santa along with some of the RDA volunteers.

All the young participants then received a trophy, and a sash designed by Gwen's Rosettes, along with an advent calendar and a gift. The trophies were handed over by Irene Morris for Ride 1, Heather Rosie for Ride 2 and Claire Fraser for Ride 3.

Rural school pupils from Ride 3 proudly display their trophies.
Rural school pupils from Ride 3 proudly display their trophies.

The group were delighted to welcome along John and Heather Rosie with their daughter Claire Fraser and her son Rory from the Dale Rosie Memorial Fund, who handed over a cheque for £6000 raised throughout a most difficult year. This was accepted by Judith Miller, chairperson.

Hazel Dunbar and her son Iain also handed over a cheque for £100 raised through the Thurso Community Market which was accepted by Leeann

Hope.

John and Heather Rosie present a cheque for £6000 from the Dale Rosie Memorial Fund to group chairperson Judith Miller. Also in the picture are Claire Fraser and her son Rory (left|).
John and Heather Rosie present a cheque for £6000 from the Dale Rosie Memorial Fund to group chairperson Judith Miller. Also in the picture are Claire Fraser and her son Rory (left|).

Hazel Dunbar and her son Iain hand over a cheque for £100 to local RDA coach Leeann Hope. The money was raised through the Thurso Community Market.
Hazel Dunbar and her son Iain hand over a cheque for £100 to local RDA coach Leeann Hope. The money was raised through the Thurso Community Market.

Trophy winners

Ride 1– Maggies West Coast Friends Shield for best rider: Riley Andrew. Wick High School YPI Shield for most improved: Liam Brown. Hearts of Gold Shield for endeavour: Callan Mackay. Whitefield Lady Zena Cup for effort: Jack Low. Wick High Charities Day 2013 Cup for achievement: Zac Bain.

Ride 2 –Shield presented by Mrs Liz Hewitson for best rider: Summer Dick. Raymond Mackenzie Memorial Cup for achievement: Kaitlin Manson. RDA 40th Anniversary Cup for most improved: Chloe Duncan. Wick High Charities Day 2013 Cup for endeavour: Ella Cormack Martin. Dale Rosie Memorial Shield for effort: Connor McBreen.

Ride 3 – Monica Campbell Memorial Shield for effort: Iain Dunbar. Wick High YPI Shield for achievement: Alex-Lee Miller. Lady Jessamine Harmsworth Cup for endeavour Ivan Scollay. Joan Treglowan Memorial Shield for best rider Fred Thurling. Hannah MacDonald Memorial Cup for effort /most improved: Robbie Fulton.


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