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Ace’s October Blog

What a month it has been so far. Somethings affect everyone: riders, volunteers, instructors and us horses.

Misty had a wee episode of getting all hot and bothered so she had to stay in for one night. She got over whatever it was and is ok now. Mary liked [...more]

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]

Grants for Groups – NOW OPEN apply today

We are inviting Groups to apply for the next round of funding visit theGroup Fundraising Page to find out more……   [...more]

RDA in partnership with Sense

RDA and Sense are starting a project at the Sense stables in Spalding Lincolnshire looking at how both organisations can work more closely together and benefit from the skills and …Read More > [...more]

Princess Anne to attend RDA AGM

RDA President, Her Royal Highness Princess Anne will be attending this year’s RDA AGM, which is taking place at Aintree Racecourse for the first time. The meeting will he held …Read More > [...more]

RDA Training Weekend


This weekend has been a busy one for all the volunteers at Thornton Rose RDA. After our usual Saturday morning session, Ena from Drum RDA in Edinburgh put us through our paces. The volunteers had a ‘back to basics’ session, looking at the jobs of the leader and sidewalkers, practicing supporting and interacting with riders [...more]

Superstar Amy at the Scottish Parliament


Clare Balding hosts start-studded Charity Gala Awards

Sports presenter joined by Alastair Stewart, Sophie Christiansen & Natasha Baker to celebrate the very best of RDA RDA’s Gala Awards evening, held last night and hosted by Clare Balding, …Read More > [...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]