The Pegasus Centre is a purpose-built riding centre which enriches
the lives of people with disabilities. The Centre came about
through a partnership between the Morpeth Group of the Riding for
the Disabled Association, Blyth Valley Arts and Leisure and
Northumberland County Council. Each week over 100 people with
disabilities, young and old, from throughout the region take part
in riding lessons, competitions and other activities.
All enquiries should be directed to Centre Manager, Martin
Peagam via email or 01670 518219
National Success for Local
The Morpeth RDA Group is celebrating
after two of its riders became National Champions!
In total nine riders from the centre
were amongst competitors at the RDA National Dressage Championships
in Gloucestershire. Impressive results were achieved by all, and
the event was topped off with Gayle Bloomfield and Michael Benson
becoming National Champions.
Gayle, riding her horse Bartie, won in
two classes; Grade 2 Dressage and also Grade 2 Dressage to Music.
Gayle's championships were also topped off with being awarded the
Carl Hester Trophy which goes to the rider who scores the highest
across the three-day competition.
Michael Benson won the Countryside
Challenge Senior Class, with impressive results also in the
Combined Training event and Dressage competition.
The RDA National Championships has
seen many past paralympians compete across the years and it is
regarded as the largest event of its kind in the world with over
Congratulations to all who
competed. The riders from Morpeth RDA surely have a
positive future ahead of them!
Pegasus Riders Hit Gold!
Eight riders representing Morpeth
Group RDA took part in the qualifying event held in Carlisle and
managed to secure a Gold Team Medal off the back of many individual
success throughout the day.
The Carlisle event attracted a number
of riders across the Northern Region, with four riders from Pegasus
qualifying for the RDA National Championships in Gloucestershire in
July and them being placed in their classes.
“Our riders have been magnificent”, said
Martin Peagam, Centre Manager. “We had high hopes going into
the qualifiers, and we knew that the riders had been working hard,
but even we were not expecting this level of success. We are very
proud of all of them ”
Eleven Riders Qualify for National
Eleven riders who took part in a qualifying
event held at the Pegasus Centre in Tranwell on Wednesday will now
be heading to the RDA National Dressage Championships
Hartbury in Gloucestershire in July.
The qualifying event attracted fourteen riders
with disabilities from across the North East, including seven
riders based at the Pegasus Centre, as well as riders from the
Washington Riding Centre in Durham and from further afield. The
eleven qualifying riders included five members of Morpeth Riding
for the Disabled Group from the Pegasus Centre.
“We are delighted that the event has
been such a success”, said Martin Peagam, Centre Manager. “It
is of course particularly pleasing to everyone at the Pegasus
Centre that so many of our riders have qualified for the national
championships. It is certainly a tribute to the commitment and
dedication shown by the riders and to the wonderful support they
receive from staff and volunteers.”
Pegasus Rider is a Champion
The Pegasus Centre is celebrating
after Para Dressage rider Gayle Bloomfield became National Champion
in the Restricted Grade 2 Class at
the Winter National Championships. Gayle achieved a mark of 70.48%
in her final test and beat a horse called Lambrusco which has
a gold medal at the Olympics. On the same day, Gayle also won the
National Para dressage Talent Spotting Over-26 Group
Gayle has since followed up this success by being voted
‘Northumberland Gazette Sports Personality of the Year’ which was a
result of votes submitted by readers. The award was presented at
For more information on
activities taking place at the Pegasus Centre please contact
Martin Peagam on
Pegasus Centre Hosts Qualfiers for National
The Pegasus Centre in Tranwell has been selected to host a
qualifying event for riders hoping to compete in the RDA National
Para Dressage Championships.
On Wednesday 9th May riders with disabilities across the North
East and Cumbria will convene to take part in a number of
competitions and hopefully impress the judges to gain qualificaiton
to the National Championships to be held in July in
The riders will include seven riders based at the Pegasus
Centre, as well as riders from the Washington Riding Centre in
Durham and from further afield.
Centre Manager Martin Peagam commented, ''We are delighted to
once again be the hosting this important event....Our aim will be
to ensure that all those taking part have an enjoyable and
For further information and enquiries please contact Martin
Peagam via email or on 01670 518219