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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

HETI(UK) 2015 Spring Forum – Horses in Education and Therapy International

HETI(UK) 2015 Spring Forum – Horses in Education and Therapy International You are invited to the next Forum onThursday, 19th March, 2015The Forum will meet at the Fortune Centre of Riding …Read More > […more]

Introduction to therapeutic Riding

‘Introduction to therapeutic Riding’, a new study day for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists interested in assisting riders with disabilities and RDA Groups or for therapists who are already working with …Read More > […more]

RDA launches project to build Centre of Excellence in Central Scotland

RDA has launched a project to build a new centre of excellence for riding and carriage driving in the centre of Scotland, following the forced closure of Bannockburn RDA last …Read More > […more]

Ace’s January 2015 Blog

Happy New 2015 to all my readers. I hope you had a great time and the party party antics in Hill 60 didn’t disturb you too much. Been faced with awful weather this month. The wind and rain has been bad. The wind was so strong it nearly blew me of my feet. I […more]

RDA and British Dressage National Classification Policy for Para-Equestrians

RDA and British Dressage have launched a National Classification Policy for Para-equestrian which is designed to give clearer guidance and offer a more structured system in line with that used …Read More > […more]

RDA Volunteers and Riders recognised in New Years Honours

RDA is celebrating the recognition of its volunteers and riders in the New Years Honours list. Two long-standing volunteers and an accomplished rider will all receive awards at ceremonies later …Read More > […more]

Ace’s December Blog

So the weather has changed a bit and the temperature has dropped. So much for global warming. Who, who, who let the mares in? Oisin and I now have madam’s Katie and Pie for company. Bang goes the neighbourhood. Yak, yak all the time. Saved by the hay bale. The gate is open and […more]