You could become one of our volunteer helpers.
All RDA groups rely on their volunteers; without them, riding could not take place. Ours are a great group of people, and are really appreciated. However, because people move away/change jobs etc., we are always looking for new volunteers.  If you have some time to spare and would like to do something really worthwhile, then get in touch.  Helping with the RDA can save on gym fees, is a way to meet new people, can help with a CV or a Duke of Edinburgh’s award, gives a lot of satisfaction, and is fun anyway! 
Quote from one of our helpers: "I really enjoy coming to the riding because there is such a happy atmosphere and I get to meet such interesting people, and seeing the enjoyment on the faces of all the riders."
You do not need any previous knowledge about horses or disability as training is provided and is on-going. Volunteers can be any age from 12 upwards, but RDA groups only have personal accident insurance for ages 16-75. 
Volunteers can help with the riders, fitting hats and gloves, chatting to those waiting, or by walking beside riders, explaining what the instructor wants, and by learning to saddle up, groom, and lead the ponies. 
Session times are: 
  • Tuesday 2.00 - 3.00pm and 6.30 - 8.00pm 
  • Wednesday 6.30 - 8.00pm 
  • Thursday 9.00 - 11.30am 
  • Saturday 9.30 - 11.45am. 
Most volunteers come for a morning or afternoon. 
If you would like to help please contact: 
Elinor Phillips, tel. 01307 820475 OR Send and email to