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Ace’s May Blog

Silly me I seem to have pinged my hamstring. Been getting lots of attention but some bright spark keeps putting a freezing ice pack on my leg. It’s not as if it’s that warm outside. Speaking of which the weather isn’t half odd. Rain, sleet, wind, sunshine and thats only the last five minutes. […more]

MSP Visits Thornton Rose RDA

Thornton Rose RDA were delighted to have Colin Beattie MSP and his wife Lisa visit the group.

They saw first hand our Saturday riders, stable management and volunteers in action. Some of the riders were seen practicing for an upcoming RDA dressage competition which tests their skills. They watched Emma and Daryl, […more]

Thank You Rosewell Parish Church


It was great to hear that the folks at Rosewell Parish Church were interested in raising some funds for the group. We had heard of the concerts that took place in the village and we were happy to agree to their plan. The evening was packed with entertainment including the Edinburgh Police choir, musicians […more]

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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]

Rossington Hall says ‘thank you’ to long-serving Secretary

After 28 years as Secretary to the Rossington Hall Group, Stancee Wedd decided at the recent AGM that it was time to hang up her pen and hand over the …Read More > […more]

Unicorn Centre receives Matrix Standard – first for RDA

RDA’s Unicorn Centre, based at Hemlington near Middlesbrough, has been accredited with the nationally recognised quality mark for organisations which provide support to individuals to make learning and work more …Read More > […more]

Injured and Ex-service Personnel to benefit from new Saddle Club

A grant made possible thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery is supporting a project at Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled group to create a new saddle club for military …Read More > […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]

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]