Enriching lives through horses
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is dedicated to improving the lives of disabled children and adults through meaningful time spent with horses. Post-Covid, and still in a period of recovery, our network of RDA groups and affiliated Accessibility Mark (AM) centres support approximately 19,900 beneficiaries – with the help of 12,622 volunteers, 1,548 qualified coaches and 2,743 horses.
Through fun activities like riding and carriage driving, as well as wellbeing and sensory sessions, our beneficiaries experience the positive impact of our work, such as significant improvements in physical and mental wellbeing, verbal and non-verbal communication, relationship-building and confidence.
RDA relies upon voluntary donations. Funds raised enable the delivery a range of services including: the provision of vital support to RDA member groups and AM Centres; volunteer training; and continuing to develop and deliver adapted services to keep the RDA community engaged and supported.
We can only carry out our life-changing activities thanks to the generosity of our donors, the dedication of our volunteers and the good nature of our fantastic horses.