HRH Princess Anne Launches 50th Anniversary Tartan for Riding for RDA

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

Raising the roof at RDA Broadlands

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

Apprentices Develop Bespoke Steps for Disabled Young Rider

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.

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Snuggy Hoods champions RDA horses and ponies in Charity Awards

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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.

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Riding for the Disabled Association receives £100,000

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£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.

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