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.
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.