Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA)

RDA logo President: The Princess Royal KG GCVO
Registered Charity No 244108
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Ashmount RDA Group have produced two sets of documents that may be useful to other groups. Click here for hints for helpers and here for tick sheets (four Word'97 pages in a DOC file) covering each of the riding grade badges.
Around 23 sessions take place weekly at the The Meadow School of riding. Some riders have private lessons – others come with a group; usually from schools or day care centres. Dawn Whitmore, who holds the RDA qualification and is the Regional Instructor for the East Midlands area, runs all of the sessions.
A reception area is available to keep the riders dry and warm whilst waiting. A variety of activities are on offer which encourage independence and help contribute to improvements in a wide range of medical conditions.
 
Riders may enter competitions ranging from Special Olympics (with working trails and dressage classes both off and on lead rein) to Riding with Music, with optional fancy dress.
 
Riding to music in fancy dress The group sessions would not run but for the team of volunteers who help for an hour or so each week. New volunteers are always welcomed and training is provided.

If you would like to assist in the delivery of these riding sessions - possibly as a "sidewalker" or helper then please use the stables contact form or send an e-mail to Dawn.
The Ashmount School RDA Group has produced a brief leaflet with details for helpers - this can be accessed from this link.

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