Events and Fundraising

As you can appreciate, the regular costs of the upkeep of our ponies, our premises, and our facilities are significant.

We receive no funding from National RDA or elsewhere, so it is down to us to fundraise on a continual basis. 

Our RDA group  organises many fun and varied fundraising activities and projects throughout the year, and would so appreciate it if you could  support our efforts by taking part, helping with, or sponsoring any of these.

Thank You!

Huge congratulations to Chris Walker who has just come equal second in the Mongol Derby!

This really is a remarkable and epic achievement. Not only that, he has also raised over £5000 for The Watershed RDA by competing.

We are all so proud of him at The Watershed and can’t wait to thank him in person.

The Mongol Derby - the world's longest and toughest horse race

(photo of previous competitors)

Chris Walker , a local Cirencester man, will be competing in the Mongol Derby starting on the 23rd July 2022 to raise money for The Watershed Riding for the Disabled Group.

Forty four internationally selected riders will race over 620 miles across the Mongolian Steppes using local herder’s ponies and recreating the messenger system developed by Genghis Khan in 1224.

The competitors ride from 6.30 am until 8.00 pm, and Chris hopes to average 100 miles a day! The riders change ponies every 40 kilometers, and the utmost care is given to the health and welfare of these hardy ponies.

Chris is quoted as saying “ I am delighted to be trying to complete this ultimate equine challenge and to be raising money for such a worthy charity. I know how horses can change lives and The Watershed do such good work.”

Whilst he is racing you can press this link to follow his progress -

Chris has paid all his own expenses but if you would like to support him by donating to Watershed, you can do so by going to our Home page, and pressing the “Donate Now” button.

Pot of Gold

These Pots of Gold are a very popular and productive way of raising much needed funds for Watershed RDA.

The idea is to save all your copper coloured loose change (ie 2p's and 1p's ) into an old yoghurt pot.. and when it is full, you can hand this treasure in to us in the Mess room. We will then count it and put in in our bank to boost our coffers.

It's amazing how much it adds up to!

We can supply you with a pot ready to start saving..or you can make your own. 

Thank you SO much in advance!