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Ace’s March Blog

I got a nice new coat. Just as well cos spring hasn’t quite sprung here yet. My new hacking partner is Katie. I have been leading her round the gallops so she can get used to some new routes. Been quite surprised that she has done what I say and stay behind me all the […more]

Thornton Rose RDA


Sarah Jane’s Special Delivery


We had a surprise visit from our friend Sarah Jane Hunter today. Not only did she take a morning off her own horse duties to come and see Thornton Rose at work but she had a big fat cheque for £800 in her pocket. She had been out on a sponsored endurance event and […more]

Thornton Rose launch MyDonate Page


The peeps at Thornton Rose have now set up a MyDonate page so that they can accept donations from members of the public and claim back gift aid where appropriate. Chairman Jeff Allan said, “We have a lot of friends of Thornton Rose who give us donations throughout the year. This page will allow […more]

Veterans to benefit from new horse at disabled riding centre

RDA has awarded a grant to Ebor Vale RDA group to purchase a new horse for adult riders, including ex-service personnel. The £3,000 grant was made possible thanks to BT …Read More > […more]

West Yorkshire RDA group launches after school club

RDA has awarded a grant to Haworth RDA group to set up an after school club. 16 young people from the local area will benefit from the activities and therapy …Read More > […more]

£100,000 to support disabled riding groups across the UK

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 …Read More > […more]

RDA named Equifest Charity of the Year 2015

Press Release RDA has been chosen as the official charity for Equifest 2015.  Held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, August 12 to 16, this action packed event includes competitions, …Read More > […more]

New RDA Carriage Driving Group for Stirling

RDA is delighted to announce the launch of a new carriage driving group for people with disabilities. Forth Driving Group will operate every Thursday from Riverside Stables, Falkirk. The facility …Read More > […more]

Thinking of starting an RDA group?

Shedfield RDA – The starting of a new Group Anne-Marie and I had previously volunteered as helpers and Trustees at another RDA group, which we had hoped to expand, but …Read More > […more]

RDA announces charity partnership with Wolf Run

RDA has become the official charity partner for the April event at Warwickshire’s Wolf Run, it was announced today. The charity, which works throughout the UK, will benefit from fundraising …Read More > […more]

Make your vote count for Horses

The UK’s equine industry is valuable and vibrant, contributing over £7bn to the economy annually, and bringing pleasure to millions of riders and horse lovers across the country. Horses are …Read More > […more]

Bobbysocks wins BETA ‘Year of the Horse’ competition

Long-serving RDA pony, Bobbysocks, has been crowned winner of BETA ‘Year of the Horse’ competition. In a low-key ceremony at the Leicestershire RDA centre where he lives and works, Bobbysocks …Read More > […more]

Ace’s February Blog


I’ve been told that you should visit Maybe you can do something to help us?

Was a bit embarrassed the other day. I caught Oisin getting his chest and armpits shaved. I didn’t know where to look. If it was one of the mare’s… well ok ….. […more]

People’s Postcode Lottery awards RDA an additional £25k

We are delighted to confirm that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded RDA an additional £25,000 in funding.  Since the Lottery’s launch in 2008 an amazing £58.6 million has …Read More > […more]

Nominations for the 2015 Gala Awards are now OPEN

  Nominate now to be part of the Gala Awards Wednesday 30 September 2015, The Long Room at Lords Cricket Ground, London Tell us about the outstanding achievements of RDA …Read More > […more]