The tartan was launched at an anniversary event in Edinburgh by RDA President, Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal. The Princess met with volunteers and participants from around the country and was presented with her very own RDA tartan scarf by brothers Andrew and William McLeod. Read more
Island Riding Centre gained its accreditation following training and assessment and is now hoping to be able to expand its services to more disabled riders.
Apprentices Develop Bespoke Steps for Disabled Young Rider
Jaguar Land Rover has launched a new scheme which matches skilled employees to specific community challenges as part of its successful employee volunteering programme which sees around 10,000 Jaguar Land Rover employees, a third of its UK workforce, donate over 115,000 hours on community volunteering per year.
A team of Jaguar Land Rover apprentices joined forces with Remap, a national charity which matches skilled volunteers, including engineers and technicians, with individuals affected by disability to help them develop equipment which overcome specific issues.
Disabled horse riders in UK and Africa say ‘Hats off’ to players of People’s Postcode Lottery and British Airways.
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) in the UK has helped its sister charity in Africa with a donation of new safety hats. The hats have replaced older models that RDA Kenya was struggling to afford to update.
Snuggy Hoods champions RDA horses and ponies in Charity Awards
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is recognising and celebrating the work of its horses and ponies with the help of Snuggy Hoods. The horse clothing company has sponsored RDA’s 2015 ‘Horse or Pony of the Year’ Award, with the winner announced at the charity’s Gala Awards evening in September, hosted by Clare Balding.
RDA’s 3000 horses and ponies deliver life-changing therapy, achievement and fun to around 28,000 riders and carriage drivers with disabilities every year. The ‘Horse or Pony of the Year’ Award recognises the outstanding service these animals provide, and the impact they have on people’s lives.
£100,000 to support disabled riding groups across the UK
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has awarded grants to 21 of its groups totalling more than £100,000. RDA’s grants programme has been made possible thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery and BT Supporters Club. Funds have been allocated to specific projects aimed at increasing the number of people who can benefit from the charity’s activities.