Welcome to the South Region website of the Riding for the Disabled Association
Updated on 21st March 2023
We cover Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire and have 47 groups within those counties. The groups vary in size and facilities, and offer riding and/or carriage driving for adults and/or children. All instructors have to meet RDA National standards and work closely with physiotherapists to ensure that every individual is encouraged to participate as fully as possible and obtain a sense of achievement.
If you are interested in taking part in riding or carriage driving or would like to know about helping as a volunteer please contact the appropriate County Chairman as detailed in Regional Contacts.
Events and Training
- GAYNOR COLBOURN DEMONSTRATIONS
Gaynor Colbourn is very kindly offering 20 Complimentary Tickets to each of the demonstrations detailed below, on a first come basis.
Please contact Gaynor directly to reserve your place.
- Royal Windsor Horse Show RDA Fancy Dress 2023
Please see the links below for the invitation and entry form from the Lions Club of Windsor to enter this year’s RDA Fancy Dress Competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
If you haven’t been before, please do consider making an entry as it is an amazing day out for your Participants and Volunteers and all groups who enter receive £150 from the Lions Club of Windsor.
The deadline for entries is the 31st March. Good Luck!
- Upcoming Events
All information and how to book on the below events can be found on the MyRDA Events page. Don’t forget, the MyRDA Events page is regularly updated with upcoming workshops, training, and more!
- The RDA Creative Writing Competition
There are three classes of creative writing for participants to enter our Creative Writing Competition; a poem, a letter or a short story, and the theme for each class is simply ‘RDA’. Entries could be a story about an exciting moment experienced at an RDA Group, or a poem about a favourite RDA horse or pony.
The competition is free to enter and open to all ages and abilities. For more information go to https://myrda.org.uk/runningyourgroup/creative-writing-competition/