Research has confirmed that many disabled people would like to be more active with seven in 10 wanting to increase their activity levels.
Participating in sport can increase self-confidence and has many other health benefits, and as well as being fun, achieving goals, however small can be empowering.
One of the highlights of the year for Epsom Riding for the Disabled Association (Epsom RDA) took place on Sunday 17 November when riders from Group came together to celebrate their achievements in front of their families, friends and volunteers at their annual Prize Giving.
Riders were galloping over each other to come up with the best superlative for the latest Fun Ride which was staged by Windsor Lions, the leading local community services organisation, in stunning Windsor Great Park on the weekend of 7 – 8 September 2019. Read more
A new tartan has been produced by Lachcarron of Scotland in celebration of 50 years of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) providing therapy through horses.
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
Carriage Drivers from across the Riding for the Disabled’s South East Region were out in force on Tuesday 24th July at its annual show, which was held at Felbridge Show Ground, East Grinstead. Read more
Suzanne Stratford’s family moved to Broadlands in Medstead, Hampshire in 1946. In 1955 they started giving riding lessons and the Broadlands RDA Group has grown ever since. ITN newsreader Alastair Stewart OBE is an enormous supporter of British equestrianism, a sport three of his four children actively enjoy and one in which he has a number of voluntary roles, including Ambassador for British Showjumping and Patron of the Brooke. On Sunday 8th July Alastair and his wife, Sally, visited Broadlands to celebrate the first phase in the centre’s refurbishment. Here Alastair explains more about the refurbishment and the work they do at Broadlands. Read more
SEIB Search for a Star Riding for the Disabled series is looking ahead to the Championships. Following on from its first-year success in 2017, the SEIB Search for a Star Riding for the Disabled (RDA) showing series is set for a great second season. Read more
A riding centre on the Isle of Wight has become the latest centre to form an association with RDA through its Accessibility Mark scheme.
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.