Horse Riding Tops Para Sport Opportunities in the UK

FEI World Equestrian Games™; GB; Grade 2; Individual Championship; Paradressage; Sophie Wells GBR on C Fatal Attraction Photo FEI/Liz Gregg

Horse Riding Tops Para Sport Opportunities in the UK Horse riding is one of the top para sport opportunities in the UK, a new study finds. According the leading disability charity, Leonard Cheshire, horse riding is the most accessible para sport opportunity in the UK. Approximately 16% of the 3146 sport clubs listed on the Parasport website are related to…

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A Summer in the Saddle for Children with Disabilities

activity for disabled children

A Summer in the Saddle for Children with Disabilities A holiday activity can sometimes inspire a lifelong hobby and with many families choosing a staycation over a trip abroad this year, now could be the ideal time to have a go at something new. Finding an activity for disabled children and adults can sometimes be more of a challenge, with……...

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Harbro Country Stores Supports RDA Scotland during Love Your Horse Month

Retail Director at Harbro Country Stores, Allan Bain

Harbro Country Stores Supports RDA Scotland during Love Your Horse Month Harbro County Stores will collectively be supporting the RDA in their Love Your Horse campaign this October, by donating 50p from the sale of every bag of Harbro Feed sold in stores across Scotland. October is Love Your Horse month across all 21 Harbro Country Stores, and in addition…

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Stars of sport and broadcasting gather for 50th anniversary RDA awards

RDA Awards: 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Stars of sport and broadcasting gather for 50th anniversary RDA awards When: Drapers’ Hall, London, 2 October Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is celebrating its 50th anniversary at a star-studded awards evening, recognising the outstanding achievements of riders, volunteers and horses. Host Clare Balding will be joined by ITN news anchor and journalist Alastair Stewart; motor racing legend Damon…

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Sophie Christiansen on How the RDA Have Helped Her Become the Rider She is Today

Sophie Christiansen is one of the 50 Faces helping to celebrate RDA's 50th Anniversary

The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has launched a special campaign to celebrate their 50th year in operation. The 50 Faces Campaign will revisit people who have helped shape and make the charity what it is today. Included in the exciting stories to be told is Eight-time Paralympic gold medallist dressage rider, Sophie Christiansen. Here, Sophie explains how without……...

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HRH Princess Anne Launches 50th Anniversary Tartan for RDA Scotland

HRH Princess Anne Launches 50th Anniversay Tartan for RDA Scotland. Picture Copyright Chris Watt.

HRH Princess Anne Launches 50th Anniversary Tartan for Riding for the Disabled Association in Scotland A new tartan has been produced by Lachcarron of Scotland in celebration of 50 years of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) providing therapy through horses. The tartan was launched at an anniversary event in Edinburgh by RDA President, Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal.…

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Accessibility Mark – Everything You Need to Know

Here we delve into what Accessibility Mark really means to provide a better understanding and explain everything you need to know. Accessibility Mark – Everything You Need to Know As Accessibility Mark continues to march forwards, the revolutionary scheme is helping more and more disabled people to get involved in sport and activities. Accessibility – Accessibility Mark is opening up……...

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Specialist Equipment Riding Centres Use for Disabled Riders

Specialist Equipment Helping Accessibility Mark Riders

Specialist Equipment Riding Centres Use for Disabled Riders Here, with the help of Accessibility Mark, we take a look at some of the specialist equipment commercial riding centres use when providing lessons for disabled riders. Specialist Equipment Helping Accessibility Mark Riders Horse riding has many benefits for disabled people and for those with conditions that effect communication, physical strength and……...

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SEIB RDA Showing Success at National Championships

SEIB RDA Showing 1st Imogen Dark on Jimmy Jones

SEIB RDA Showing Success at National Championships RDA Showing Success The inaugural SEIB Search for a Star Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Showing Master Class was herald an enormous success, held at the RDA National Championships at Hartpury College on the 15th July.  Nine riders volunteered as guinea pigs and each put in an excellent performance for the crowd that had…

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Snainton Riding Centre Providing More Flexibility for Riders with Accessibility Mark

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Snainton Riding Centre Providing More Flexibility for Riders with Accessibility Mark Snainton Riding Centre, A NORTH Yorkshire-based riding centre has joined a national initiative aimed at providing more opportunities for disabled riders to take up the sport. Snainton Riding Centre, based near Scarborough was inspired to put the centre forward for Accessibility Mark accreditation after seeing the benefits that horses can bring…

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