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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.We are getting on [...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]

Nominate now for 2014 Gala Awards closing date 31 Jul

Nominate your fundraisers (Brilliant Idea),  riders, drivers, vaulters (Most Improved Participant), Vet, Horses, Ponies and Business Partnerships. And join us in London to celebrate with Clare Balding on 30 September. …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]

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 from ‘over the fence’ [...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]

Job vacancy at Clwyd Special Riding Centre

Clwyd Special Riding Centre provides people with additional needs the opportunity to ride, carriage drive or equestrian vault to benefit their health and wellbeing. The Centre has 24 horses and …Read More > [...more]

Yvonne is a Tough Mudder

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Yvonne Williams is facing a touch challenge this month when she joins hundreds of others in the Tough Mudder Challenge in Dalkeith Country park on 14/15 June. We are honoured to share that Yvonne is fund raising for Thornton Rose RDA.

Yvonne is a local celebrity and works with hundreds of youngsters throughout [...more]

RDA Gala Awards Dinner – 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 and …Read More > [...more]

Entries still open for the Intro Para-Equestrian Competitions

There are still two Intro para-equestrian show dates to go, with entries still being taken, in the first of this British Dressage summer show series. Visit the BEF Intro Para …Read More > [...more]

New report reveals therapeutic benefits of riding

80% show physical improvement and greater confidence RDA has launched a report revealing the extent of the therapeutic benefits of riding. Following a dedicated research period tracking change in six …Read More > [...more]

Ace’s May Blog


Well, well halfway through May already. How time flies when you are having so much fun.Been busy with our riders especially as it’s Katie’s turn to be poorly.Also been busy on the social media side. I have made over 1000 tweets and got over 60 likes on [...more]



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 updated and our fund raising ‘buy at’ site added.


Win tickets to Chatsworth 2014 Horse Trials

RDA is the event charity for the 2014 Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials. We have 2 pairs of tickets to give away for either Saturday 17  or Sunday 18 …Read More > [...more]