Riding for the Disabled Makes Fun with Horses Accessible for All

Date:

The Princess Royal is the President of the Riding for the Disabled, a National Charity, started in 1969, for riding horses and now carriage driving.

There are National and International Groups, one of the 500 groups in the UK is the Blackmore Vale RDA. The Blackmore Vale RDA often translate RDA as Riding Develops Ability or Riding for Different Abilities. They are situated in North Cheriton & are currently all crossing fingers, toes, & hooves that they are going to be able to start riding again soon. They have been closed for a year now, apart from a short while in the autumn when they were permitted to use a mechanical horse with a remote control & a family member helping the rider. They had one very special day when one rider was able to ride a live pony in the school & then……they were locked down again.

Image: National Hunt Jockey Bryony Frost who is a keen supporter of RD

In the picture their flag bearer is National Hunt jockey Bryony Frost, who is a keen supporter of RDA and is hoping that they can reopen soon and have some fun days & show everyone what they CAN do this year.

They are an eclectic group of many volunteers & ponies who together can provide riding, be it on Bob & Florin, the mechanical horses or the real ponies Pod, Toby, Woody & Duke. They normally (whatever that means now!) ride on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday mornings but they can be flexible.

For more information please email  blackmorevale.rda@gmail.com

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

More like this
Related

The grass that’s too green

Ever-hopeful of an end to the wet weather, Lucy...

County Show gives £10,000 to new Emergency Department

The Dorset County Show has generously donated £10,000 to...

From dissertationto dressage

As the 2024 event season gets under way, Jess...

A therapeutic partnership

An equine therapy centre in Blandford is creating transformative...