To provide riding for disabled people in a friendly and safe environment.
Riding is of enormous benefit to disabled people, not just because it is a fun sport and working with animals is a new experience for many, but also because sitting on a horse at a walk is one of the best forms of therapy for those with a wide range of physical problems as it improves balance and posture. Riding also provides a new challenge for those with learning difficulties; these riders can make great progress with the horses and ponies providing a real incentive, and increasing confidence and self-esteem. The benefits to riders carry on into the rest of their lives.
All groups are linked to the national RDA organisation.This provides our insurance, and also training/assessment for instructors, advice on health and safety, a series of proficiency tests for riders, a framework for competitions, and other information.