Barrow Farm RDA Christmas Quiz 2020 – Answers!

Thank you to everyone who bought a copy of our Quiz, we hope you had fun doing it.
From the Quiz sheets returned we are pleased to announce the winners:-
1st Prize to:- Mark McCallum of Little Baddow
2nd Prize to:- Christina Brewster of Writtle
The Quiz has raised £351 for Barrow Farm Riding for Disabled
Your support is much appreciated – Here are the answers!

Some fundraising news

Brentwood-a-Becket Rotary have been supporting Barrow Farm for many years and this year they have given us £3200 to be used to help us through the uncertain financial situation of 2021.  On receiving a thank you note from us, Geoff Morgan, Chair of their Charity Committee, said “I have shared your letter with all our members. It has lifted our spirits at this COVID riven time.”  Their contribution has lifted our spirits too!!


Brentwood Rotary asked for applications to a fund that they had to distribute to local charities which was created off the back of a Crowdfunding programme that they ran earlier this year.  The fund was given to assist local charitable groups and was specifically based upon the effects that the Covid-19 pandemic was having on those and their abilities to continue providing their good works in the community. We were delighted to be awarded the sum of £1400 for which we are very grateful. 

Christmas Quiz Sheet

Holly wreath

It is just £1 to buy

Try to solve 30 ‘number, phrases and facts, the theme includes Christmas, horsey trivia and 2020!

1st prize of £25 plus ‘sponsor a pony’ of your choice

2nd prize ‘sponsor a pony’ of your choice

To get a quiz sheet just download it here and donate £1 via JustGiving!

Please tell your family and friends, have fun and help raise funds for our charity.

Details of where to post or email your answers are on the quiz sheet.

The closing date is 31 December 2020

Fun Walk

A big thanks to Simon, Mel (behind the camera) and Toby the dog for raising £200 sponsorship plus Gift Aid at this year’s 5K Fun Walk.  This year was different with everyone arranging their own walk with social distancing and our group was joined by supporters of REACH Hippotherapy at Gloucester Park, Basildon on 13 September.  Many thanks to volunteer Linda Poole (pictured) for organising.  Well done everyone.

Linda, Simon and Toby the dog at the Fun Walk in Gloucester Park, Basildon

Help Feed the Horses Quiz Sheet

Please help our fundraising by having a go at our “horsey-themed” quiz of 30 questions. The quiz sheet can be downloaded below. There is a mauve “Donate with JustGiving link button on the right hand side and we ask for a minimum of £2 for the quiz sheet.

Help Feed the Horses Quiz Sheet

1st Prize – £20 plus a Barrow Farm horse/pony sponsorship of your choice.

In addition, there will be a 2nd Prize of A Barrow Farm horse/pony sponsorship of your your choice. Your completed Quiz Sheet can be sent in or emailed to us to be in with a chance of a prize, details are on the Quiz Sheet.

Closing date for Quiz entries – 31st May 2020

Fundraising Run

Stephen King is President of the The Rotary Club of Chelmsford Rivermead, to mark his year as President and in the absence of normal fundraising activities due to the Covid19 Lockdown he has chosen to take on the challenge of running – possibly walking at times🤷‍♂️ – 10 miles on Sunday 17th May (This being the date of the now postponed Baddow Races 2020) that was planned to raise funds for Barrow Farm Riding for the Disabled. Please do support him.

To donate and see Stephen’s latest updates please go to his JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stephen-king49

Christmas Quiz Results

A big thank you to Julie for organising the Christmas Quiz sheet – which raised an amazing £340 for the centre. Congratulations to the winners.

Thanks to everyone who purchased a sheet. We have included the answers below so you can see how you did and if you were like me, find out the ones you couldn’t get – they seemed so simple once I had seen the answers!

These are the quiz answers, please email us if you would like a copy in accessible format.

Christmas Quiz

Have you seen our Christmas Quiz Sheet? They are only a £1 and provide hours of fine trying to solve the clues. You can pick up a sheet at Barrow Farm RDA Riding School, Ingatestone Saddlery in Margaretting, House and Jackson Vets in Blackmore and Blackmore Tea Room.

Christmas Quiz Sheet

Thank you Hannah

Running a marathon is hard. I know as I have run three now, which is why we have to say a big thank you to Hannah Newton from Roxwell. Hannah ran Chelmsford Marathon on Sunday raising funds for us at the same time. It was a lovely day for running as it was cool (maybe a little too chilly at the start), dry and with very little wind. The marathon starts with a little loop in the city before coming out through Central and Admiral Parks to Writtle, Roxwell and Willingale. Although it is Essex it is quite an undulating course – definitely not flat. Hannah ran a fantastic time of 3:49:33 and has raised over £1500 to support riding for children and adults with disabilities at Barrow Farm. If you know Hannah and would still like to sponsor her amazing achievement take a look at her JustGiving page.

Many thanks Hannah and well done!

Thank you

A BIG THANK YOU to all those who attended the Curry Night on 28th March 2019. We raised £600. Thanks also to the staff of Baddow Tandoori for looking after us so well.