Website Update

Website Update

Our website is undergoing a bit of a facelift over the next couple of weeks. It’s new look is provided by Elegant Themes on the WordPress platform. This will allow us to keep up to date with multiple browsers across an array of different devices. In the last...
Lloyd’s/Bank of Scotland to the Rescue

Lloyd’s/Bank of Scotland to the Rescue

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 of 9am this...
Welcome

Welcome

IMPROVING LIVES Registered Charity Number SCO28617 Welcome to the Thornton Rose Ride – Ability Group website. If you are a first time visitor, we hope you enjoy learning more about our group via this site. For those of our regular readers, pages have been...
Tesco Helps Us Once Again

Tesco Helps Us Once Again

Thank you so much shoppers at Tesco in Eskbank, Dalkeith and all the volunteers from Thornton Rose RDA and the Lions Club. We raised £1033.87 in our Bag Pack today. One generous shopper said, “You do such a worthwhile job so it is a pleasure to make a...
Session Times

Session Times

We meet every Wednesday and Saturday between 9.30am and 1.30pm although we are looking to start up our Friday sessions once more. The lessons and hacks consist of 30 minute sessions starting at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.15pm. Every session is structured to meet the...

Group Facilities

Thornton Rose RDA is located on a working livery farm.  As paying guests we have shared use of the farm’s facilities including an indoor school, an outdoor school and assorted stabling. We also have our own accommodation including an independent stable block and...

£2000 Chance for Thornton Rose

Thornton Rose RDA are in a competition of 100 Good Causes to win £2000. To succeed we need you to vote for us at the following link. Please tell all your family, friends and colleagues. Every vote counts!!!...
Sainsbury’s and friends- you are so generous!

Sainsbury’s and friends- you are so generous!

Thanks to the staff and customers of Sainsbury’s at Loanhead we now have a cheque for £2500 and £1356.60 of loose change from the bag packing on Christmas Eve. On Boxing Day we launched a post on Facebook for another £144. We have now received  a total of...
Sainsbury’s – Making a Difference

Sainsbury’s – Making a Difference

When Sainsbury’s in Straiton decided that Thornton Rose would be their chosen charity for this year, little did we know the dedication and hard work that would follow. Sainsbury’s staff from the store in Loanhead together with Chairman Jeff Allan were out...
Ace’s August Blog

Ace’s August Blog

I have decided to take a form of retirement. I am at least 20 years old and have been with Thornton Rose RDA for nearly 16 of those years. This equates to 60+ years in human terms. I am going to do a bit of charity work still and have been appointed the Stable...
Ace’s May Blog

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,...
MSP Visits Thornton Rose RDA

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...
Thank You Rosewell Parish Church

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...

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...
Ace’s February Blog

Ace’s February Blog

I’ve been told that you should visit https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/thorntonroserda 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...
Thornton Rose launch MyDonate Page

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...

Our Funders





...and the families and friends of our riders and volunteers and the people of Midlothian

Photo Gallery

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I Saw A Child

I saw a child who couldn't walk,
sit on a horse, laugh and talk.
Then ride it through a field of daisies
and yet he couldn't walk unaided.

I saw a child, no legs below,
sit on a horse, and make it go,
through the woods of green
and places he had never been
to sit and stare, except from a chair.

I saw a child who could only crawl,
mount a horse and sit up tall.
Put it through degrees of paces
and laugh at the wonder in our faces.

I saw a child born into strife,
take up and hold the reins of life
and that same child was heard to say
"Thank God for showing me the way…."

John Anthony Davies
Dedicated to Riding for the Disabled International

Amy

“I love my horse. She is called Misty and she looks after me when I go out riding. I ride every week and we sometimes go through the forest. I get to give her a cuddle when I have finished riding.”

Jill

“It’s great to see how my daughter has progressed during her time at Thornton Rose.  No matter how she is feeling, she will always have a smile on her face at RDA.”

Rhoda

“We work with lots of different ages and abilities. The best bit for me is when I see a child for whom every day is a struggle, light up their face with a smile when they get on the horse.”