Bedford Disabled Horse Riding Association celebrate belated 60th anniversary

91-year-old volunteer Brenda Woodham flanked by trustees Amanda Varlety and Ivan Twigden

Bedford Disabled Horse Riding Association (BDHRA) cracked open the Champagne for a belated 60th anniversary on Saturday 7 May.

The efforts of volunteers Helen Dunster and Brenda Woodham were particularly recognised.

Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant Helen Nellis, who visited previously, said she was “delighted that such an able and enthusiastic group were able to celebrate their milestone anniversary in this way.”

She said she looked forward to visiting them again in the future.

Helen Dunster receiving Queen`s Award from HM Lord Lieutenant Helen Nellis

Helen Dunster steps down from the management committee but will continue to volunteer – something she has been doing for over 45 years. Helen previously received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, on behalf of BDHRA, from the Lord Lieutenant.

Brenda continues to volunteer at the grand old age of 91.

The BDHRA started in 1961 and has purpose-built facilities in Willington.

They have a ten-year association with Bedford School and would like to thank the boys who visit every Wednesday.

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