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Ace’s September Blog

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We have a new Saturday Instructor called Mrs Fiona Buchanan. Congratulations to Fiona on her wedding and becoming an honest woman.


Lloyd’s/Bank of Scotland to the Rescue

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Our decking has been in place for many years but it was needing a facelift. Louisa Kinghorn who has a horse at our yard offered to organise a work part from LLoyds Banking Group/Bank of Scotland to come out and give us a hand. They arrived at the back [...more]

Pie starts her new job at Thornton Rose RDA


Pie came to Scotland in December and following a few weeks in quarantine, arrived at Thornton Rose. She is still a youngster so has been on a training programme to prepare her for work at RDA. We are delighted to say that she has passed with flying colours and [...more]

Grand National winning jockey to talk at Avon fundraiser

On 23 September, Avon Riding Centre is hosting a fundraising lunch, with talk from Grand National winner Venetia Williams. For more information visit the centre’s website here: [...more]

Launch of Junior Stevenage Support Saddle

Stevenage RDA has launched a junior version of its Support Saddle so that lighter and smaller riders can benefit. In 2011 the Stevenage and District RDA Group began to develop …Read More > [...more]

Ace’s August Blog


Our RDA holiday is over and everything is up and running again. Hope all the riders and volunteers had a good break. Welcome back everyone, time for some work and some fun.I had a wee peek into the tack room and found it had been [...more]

All sessions are now back!


We started back on 2nd August! Please call us or contact us via facebook if you are unable to attend.

Nominations for 2014 Gala Awards have now closed

Thank you for sending your nominations for the Gala Awards, we will be notifying winners in early September.  All winners will receive two complimentary tickets for the dinner on 30 …Read More > [...more]

Gala Awards 30 September reserve your tickets now

Tuesday 30 September 2014 at The Hotel Russell, London.  Join us and Clare Balding to celebrate the outstanding achievements of RDA participants, volunteers and supporters. Tickets are on sale now …Read More > [...more]

Championships triumphs over storms and sunshine

400 competitors, 100 RDA Groups and 240 horses triumphed over intense heat and thunder storms to make this year’s RDA National Championships one of the most successful ever. Friday’s event …Read More > [...more]

Chernobyl’s Children visit RDA

Stratford upon Avon RDA group joined forces with the Chernobyl’s Children charity on Thursday 3rd July and welcomed them to their venue at Home Farm, Compton Verney. The Chernobyl’s Children …Read More > [...more]

Ace’s July Blog


I guess the mares just don’t get this diet thing. Despite the electric fence they still want the greener grass. They obviously don’t want those sylph like figures back.All good with my pals with Oisin, Otto and Harry in our bit of Hill 60.more]

Stratford RDA to hold charity garden concert – 10 August

On Sunday 10th August 2014, the Stratford-upon-Avon Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) group is hosting an open-air charity concert with music from the A440 Chamber Orchestra in a bid …Read More > [...more]

Ace’s June Blog


Things are looking up on Hill 60. All the Mares have been corralled in a ‘fat camp’. Thankfully Oisin and I have been moved into the other half of Hill 60. Lots of good lush grass and no nagging. We are sharing with Otto and Harry. I knew them [...more]

RDA National receives £50,000 boost from Players of People’s Postcode Lottery

RDA is delighted to confirm that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded an extra £50,000 to the charity this year. RDA is one of 40 long-term supported charities that …Read More > [...more]