No end to riders’ arty talents!

In March, entries opened for the RDA 2020 Art Competition for all participants, ages and abilities. Entries were open for paintings, drawing, collages, embroidery, photography and sculpture. The entries were superb and I think gave everyone a project while many of us were staying safe at home. Check out some of the incredible entries.

The RDA NW Arts & Crafts Competition 2020 and the judges were delighted at the high standard of artwork submitted.

To ensure the competition was judged fairly, entries were judged by four Regional Officers who had no specific affiliation to any groups that entered. They were sent photographs which had file names of the class followed by competitor number (competitor number was allocated in the order entries arrived). Rankings from all judges were collated to generate overall results.

Judges found Class 69 the most difficult class to judge and, because all of the entries were so close (every entry was scored First by at least one judge), we were very close to having everyone as joint winners!

We are proud beyond words that all of our riders who entered North West Arts and Crafts Competition got placed! Not only were the entries very talented but displayed a lot of passion for moments on and off the horses.

Top row: (L to R) ‘Red: an inspiration’ by Annabel, ‘horses in lockdown’ by Matt Parker and Cooper by Annabel.

Middle row: (L to R) Niamh’s picture for RDA training office, Helping hands by Esme Thompson, collage by Annabel.

Bottom row: Collage by Fallon Bates Ellison