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Riding North to Kwalata Game Reserve

We had a bit of a problem on the third morning of The Waterberg Trust Challenge Ride. Some of the horses spurned their comfortable camp and tried to run home in the night. Luckily they were not able to get far but it meant we set off later than intended at 9.45am. Once in the saddle we were able to canter for miles along sandy roads over the top of the Waterberg Plateau and made up the time.

Cantering to Kwalata

We needed to cover a fair distance but it was cool and the going good.


The third day is typically the most tiring for members of the team and we managed to break two stirrup leathers which slowed us down. We would have battled if the sun had been out.

Road to Kwalata

We are actually riding down a government road here – a very beautiful one.

TWT team 2016

Thankfully we made it to the gates of Kwalata private game reserve just as it began to rain at 1.30pm and were able to reach the lodge for a late lunch. Everyone was tired but grateful for a cool drink and a plate of lasagne, while the horses enjoyed fresh grass and a good feed.

Lunch at Kwalata

The rain cleared and we had time for a swim that afternoon before mounting up again.

Belinda at Kwalata

We rode through the reserve for about 11kms, passing warthog and a few impala.

Belinda Fordy on Kwalata

Our horses spent the night in a boma originally built for elephant. This gelding didn’t seem to think much of the way they’d left the bathroom.

Horse inspecting elephant bathroom

The riders were able to relax back at the lodge where there was a much nicer bathtub

Kwalata bath tub

and very good food, cooked outside on the fire. The sponsored ride was led by Ant Baber in aid of Save The Waterberg Rhino and associated community projects in the Waterberg. If you’d like to make a donation we have a Justgiving.com  page here.


If you would like to keep in touch, The Waterberg Trust have a Facebook page here.


Report on our latest fundraising event at Moggerhanger Park near Sandy in Bedfordshire

WWST Trustee Elaine Franklin reports that the ‘Feast of Frocks’ Boden Party held at Moggerhanger Park on Thursday 14th November was a great success.

‘The event went really well – especially during the day,’ attracting many who came along if only to buy a cake, have a cup of coffee and a look around the house. The evening was attended by keen Boden customers who had the opportunity to try on this season’s Boden Collection in the comfortable bedrooms of the lovely, spacious house.

It will be great to see how much the event raised as the proceeds come in over the next two weeks or so. Elaine said that,  ‘If it proves a success financially, we plan to repeat the event in the Spring.’  Moggerhanger Park will look beautiful then and no doubt Boden will have their new summer collection of frocks ready to try on.

Well done to all who helped organise the event and supported it with their presence.

Moggerhanger Park Nov 2013 Boden Sale


A Feast of Frocks ~ 14th November 2013

Moggerhanger Park in Bedfordshire
Moggerhanger Park in Bedfordshire


On Thursday, 14th November

Visit us at any time between 10am – 1pm and 7pm – 10pm

Help to raise valuable funds for the Waterberg Welfare Society Trust and
Moggerhanger House Preservation Trust

You are invited to a fun charity shopping event at Moggerhanger Park,
between Bedford and Sandy, where we will have something for everyone. We
have teamed up with the popular clothes retailer Boden, and are hosting a
morning and an evening of trying on, shopping, shwapping accessories, cakes,
manicures and lots of fun – what’s not to love!

22% off all Boden items with free delivery and returns

Come and try on the clothes – you can purchase on or after the day, for the
same great offer, so no pressure

Bridal Suite Main

We all love a bit of online/catalogue shopping but nothing beats being able
to see and feel the clothes ‘in person’ and try them on. Also, you will have
the unique opportunity to view and use the beautifully restored bedrooms at
Moggerhanger Park House as special dressing rooms for the day – now that is
shopping in style!

Boden’s special Christmas and winter ranges will be on display with racks of
ladies wear, Mini Boden, Johnnie B, accessories and some menswear – we will
also have jeans in every size to help you find your perfect fit.  Perfect
timing for getting that special party outfit or for a bit of Christmas
Shopping for friends and family.

Spread the word and please invite friends and family – up to four friends
(new customers to Boden) can earn up to £100 free Boden credit to your

Get Shwapping for Accessories

Bring along those bags, belts, scarves and jewellery you never seem to wear,
and schwap for something new for a small donation.

Coffee, cake, wine, nibbles and manicures!

Indulge in some excellent coffee and cake in the morning session or wine and
nibbles in the evening. Pamper yourself and take some time out from shopping
and have your nails done with a team of professionals available to transform
your hands. Then treat your family to some tempting and delicious homemade
cakes that will be available for you to buy and take home.

It’s absolutely free to come along, just drop in whenever is most convenient
for you. There is no need to book but it would be helpful if you could drop
us an email to friends@moggerhangerpark.com to let us know, just so we can
make sure to get enough cake and wine in!

MP Chapel

Why not arrange to have lunch with a friend at The Woodland Café in the
grounds of Moggerhanger Park.  Every guest will be given a money off voucher
to spend at the café on the day or for up to a month after.

Every penny raised goes toward the two charities:  Moggerhanger House
Preservation Trust & The Waterberg Welfare Society in South Africa.

Looking forward to welcoming you and your friends to this special event.
Please do circulate this to anyone whom you think would like to join us –
the more the merrier!

Moggerhanger Park, Bedfordshire