Calendar of Events for 2019

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* Fund Raising Event

14th January Monday Spring Term Begins

18th - 22nd  February Half Term Holiday

* 2nd March Saturday Bucket Collection at Ipswich Town Football Ground. 1.30pm – 3pm

* 2nd March Saturday Who Wants to be a Millionaire style Charity Quiz Night to support      Adam Bensusan running in the April London Marathon for RDA & The     Shelley Centre. Polstead Village Hall, CO6 5WY.  7 for 7.30pm. Tables of     four. Bring own drinks, glasses and nibbles. Tickets £15 to include      Fish & Chip Supper  (vegetarian alternative available with advance notice)     Tickets available from Lyn at The Centre. 01473 824172.

* 23rd March Saturday Race Night has been cancelled through lack of support but has be rescheduled for 27th April

 Bring your own drinks, glasses & nibbles.  Tickets £15 including 2 course fish & Chip supper (Vegetarian alternative available with advanced notice)

Nayland Village Hall, CO6 4JH. Tickets from Chris Southgate. Email or The Shelley Centre.

25th March Monday Regional Training Day  (Coaches)– as April – Gaddesden Place, Herts. HP26EX

5th April    Friday End of Term – Easter Holiday.

16th April   Tuesday Regional Training Day (Coaches) “Delivering the Modules” for      prospective Coaches, Coaches in Training and Coaches. Barrow Farm, Essex. CM1 3QR.  Details to follow.

* 19th April Friday  Bag Pack at Morrisons  Store in Hadleigh.  10am-4pm.

* 27th April   Saturday. RACE NIGHT. A fun evening of horse racing with a difference. Bring your own drinks, glasses & nibbles. Tickets £15 including a 2 course Fish & Chip supper (Vegetarian alternative available with advance notice).  The Venture Centre, Lawford, Essex. CO11 2JE. 7pm for 7.30pm first race. Tickets available from Chris Southgate Email or from The Shelley Centre.

* 28th April Sunday London Marathon – Adam Bensusan is running on behalf of RDA and      The Shelley Centre. Please encourage him by Sponsoring him on-line at      Google: or contact The Centre. Cheques made payable to ‘RDA’ please.

29th April Monday Summer Term Begins.

29th April Monday  Equine Welfare Day (open to All) – as June – South Cambs EC,       Cambridge, CB227RN

2nd May Thursday Regional Training Day (Coaches) – as April – Magpie Centre Norfolk.

* 18th May Saturday Hadleigh Show. Holbecks Park Hadleigh. Selling cakes, preserves, jewellery and plants. Donations welcome, please visit our stand.

19th May Sunday Regional Dressage & Countryside Challenge Qualifying Rounds     College of West Anglia. Cambridge. CB4 5BH.

27th May – 31st May  Half Term Holiday

6th June  Thursday  Equine Welfare Day – Horse Care & Knowledge (open to all) RDA Woodbridge & District, The Bays, Monewdon Rd, Clopton, IP13 6QL.

* 15th/16th  June   Stratford Hills Horse Trials supporting The Shelley Centre andSat/Sunday another charity.  Volunteers needed on both days for car parking, catering, stewards etc.  If you can help ring The Centre 01473 824172

11th or 18th June Tues In-House Shelley Dressage – Details to be confirmed.

23rd June  Sunday Shelley Show – in-house Countryside Challenge competitions. Details at The Centre.

2nd July   Tuesday  Shelley Centre AGM & BBQ. 7.15pm for 7.30pm prompt start      followed by BBQ and social evening. Please confirm attendance for     catering purposes.

5th July Friday End of Term – Summer Holidays.

12/13/15th July  National Dressage & Countryside Challenge Competitions. Fri/Sat/Sun Hartpury College, Gloucestershire.

16th September Monday Autumn Term Begins

19th September Thursday Equine Welfare Day – as June, Open to all – Magpie Centre Norfolk, PE33 0EP.

5th October Saturday In-House Pony Day. 10am-4pm. Details on notice Board.

* October   Quiz & Buffet Details to be confirmed.

21st -25th October  Half Term Holiday

* 1st December Sunday Beehive Sing-along.  Beehive Pub, Little Horkesley, Enjoy listening     to folk songs and a variety of music. Everyone welcome 1pm – 3pm.      In aid of The Shelley Centre.

5th December Thursday Helpers Christmas Supper - time and venue to be arranged.

6th December Friday End of Term. Spring term begins 13th January 2020.

7th  December  Saturday Carol Service. Please park at Shelley Church.  Gates open at The Centre  for refreshments at 3.30pm  Service starts at 4pm. Please confirm attendance. 01473 824172.


Fund Raising events: to obtain information regarding ticket sales or venues and times please contact Jan McKillop       Email or send s.a.e to 

Mrs J. McKillop, Jupes Hill Lodge, Long Road East, Dedham, CO7 6BJ.


All other events please contact The Shelley Centre

Shelley Road, Shelley, Ipswich, IP7 5QY Telephone: 01473 824172.





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