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 Wyfold Group RDA Registered charity No.1119428
 
 

 
 
History

 

 

The Wyfold Group began over 45 years ago providing riding opportunities to some of the patients of the then Borocourt Hospital.  (See our 40th anniversary page for details of our celebration events).

Initially the Group was very small using ponies borrowed from a local riding school. Over the years the activity has expanded and the Group now owns eight ponies serving some 60 riders and 15 drivers each week, making Wyfold one of the larger RDA groups.

Musical Ride to the theme of Jungle Book

A major step forward occurred in 1998 when Borocourt Hospital was closed and the site redeveloped for housing. As a condition of the planning consent, the developer provided a site of some 13 acres for the group on a long lease at a peppercorn rent. A major fundraising activity enabled the group to construct and equip purpose built facilities with a meeting room, storage and an all weather riding arena plus fencing and water to the pasture.