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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

 

Latest News

National Success for Local Riders!

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 450 competitors.

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 Championships

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 previously won
a gold medal at the Olympics. On the same day, Gayle also won the National Para dressage Talent Spotting Over-26 Group event.Dressage


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 Alnwick Playhouse.

 For more information on activities taking place at the Pegasus Centre please contact Martin Peagam on
01670 518219.

 

Pegasus Centre Hosts Qualfiers for National Championships

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 Gloucestershire.

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 rewarding experience''.

For further information and enquiries please contact Martin Peagam via email or on 01670 518219