Date and Location:

Monday 4th November 2019
Templeton Hotel


Programme of Events:

9.30 Coffee and Registration

10.00 Welcome Remarks; RDANI Regional Chairman, Lady Julie Frazer

10.15 “Recollections of the past 50 years” Grania Shillington and other contributors.

10.30 “Update on Equine Assisted Therapy in Northern Ireland” by Richard Moore

10.45 Presentation by Clare McMonagle, Occupational Therapist and Hippotherapist

11.00 Comfort Break

11.10 How and why we should use The Tracker by Matt Cobble

11.30 George Jones, radio and TV personality and RDA NI Vice President chats to Austen Burns about the difference horses have made to their lives.

12.00 Awards Presentation and Closing Remarks; RDA Chief Executive Ed Bracher

12.30 Lunch

1.30 Depart for Laurel View Equestrian Centre,18 Knowehead Road, BT39 0BX

2.00 Dressage Display by Jill Hanna, blind carriage driver from Ballyward RDA

2.30 Paralympic Dressage Demonstration by Lucinda Blakiston Houston

3.00 Grand Prix Dressage Demonstration by Yvette Truesdale

3.30 Finish


Booking Details:

The Conference is priced at £15 per person; this includes coffee and two course lunch.

Please make cheques payable to RDANI.

Please give your completed form (separate form for each person attending is required) and money to your Group Organiser, who will post to the RDANI Secretary at:-

Rosemary Spalding

10 Ballyharry Heights


BT23 7GE

Confirmation that the forms and payment have been received will be sent by email to the Group Organiser.

Individual applications will also be accepted but must be accompanied by payment and include an email address.

The deadline for application forms to be received is Monday 7th October 2019.