In 1978 ‘Plans for Expansion’ were put into operation. The aim was ‘to build a covered school on ground leased from Bromham Hospital’. The long-term objective, becoming a Riding Centre which could be used by several groups during the week, and which would be a real asset to the County as a whole. The mammoth task of fund raising had begun. The ‘Supporters Club’ was inaugurated at the Annual General Meeting. Wine and Cheese parties, Dog Shows, Horse Shows, Barn Dances, Fashion Shows, Jumble Sales, Coffee Mornings and a Sponsored Pub Ride being just some of the organised events. At the 1978 Country Fair, held at Milton Keynes Bowl, eighty pounds was raised from pony rides!