At the AGM in November, it was announced that after many years of being able to keep our fees at £5.00, we now need to increase the fee
It costs over £15.00 per ride to operate Epsom RDA and therefore we are heavily reliant on fund raising to subsidise our sessions. However, this has been difficult over the last couple of years, and we have had to dip into our reserves to meet our costs. Therefore, to ensure we remain financially stable we will be increasing the service fee to £10.00. We are doing this in two steps, firstly an increase to £7.50 from 1 January 2022 and then to £10.00 from 1st April 2022.
With riding lessons at local commercial riding schools being between £40 and £50 we believe that this is still exceptional value. As we don’t have any overheads for paid staff all the income goes straight to the care of the ponies, the provision of equipment and towards maintaining our site.