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. 

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:

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.

Isobel’s Running and Cycling Challenge

Volunteer Coach and Trustee Isobel decided to challenge herself this year and raise money for us at the same time. Last year we asked if Isobel wanted to run the Big Half (a London based half-marathon) but she turned us down claiming ‘I run anyway, why would anyone want to sponsor for me for something I already do’. But Isobel had never run a marathon so this year she decided to run the Blackwater Marathon – follows the canal from Chelmsford to Maldon before heading a long the sea wall to Tollesbury. And two weeks later to cycle around the north coast of Scotland – a route called the North Coast 500. Most people drive this scenic route rather than cycle and there is 8153m (which is in excess of 26,000 feet) of climbing to complete on the route.

Isobel completed the Blackwater Marathon on 31st March in a time of 4 hours and 26 minutes and was the first lady from a field of 20 female runners. She starts her cycle on 16 April. She is cycling between 33 miles on the shortest days to 62 miles on the longest days. This she says will be the biggest challenge – she hasn’t cycled further than 30 miles in a training ride and she doesn’t just have to do it on one day but 10 days in a row!

If you would like to sponsor Isobel you can go to her JustGiving page: or leave a donation at Barrow Farm RDA.