Welcome to the South Region website of the Riding for the Disabled Association

Updated on 8th September 2023

We cover Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire and have 42 groups within those counties. The groups vary in size and facilities, and offer riding and/or carriage driving for adults and/or children. All instructors have to meet RDA National standards and work closely with physiotherapists to ensure that every individual is encouraged to participate as fully as possible and obtain a sense of achievement.

If you are interested in taking part in riding or carriage driving or would like to know about helping as a volunteer please contact the appropriate County Chairman as detailed in Regional Contacts.

Events and Training

  • Berkshire Training Day

    Monday 25th September 2023
    Newbury RDA
    Wild Court Stud
    Hampstead Norreys
    RG18 0TN

    To book your place please download the booking form and reply reply to Jenny Whiteman ([email protected]) or 07740 708 661


    9.30 Coffee and Registration

    10 (prompt) Proficiency Tests 1 – 4 Workshop by Theresa Drake, South Region Coach
    Coaching coaches to prepare riders for proficiency tests and verify
    standards needed.
    The Region needs more Examiners.
    CPD towards RDA qualification

    Special Demonstrations of grade 2 by blind rider(TVI)

    12.30 End ( soup, bread & cheese will be available)

  • Oxfordshire County Coach Training Morning

    The Abingdon Group, Lower Lodge Riding Centre  Southmoor, OX13 5H on Sunday 22nd October 2023

    We hope our training morning offers some interesting demonstrations and advice that will help you with your coaching.

    • 9.30    We will meet for coffee.  Just bring yourselves and appropriate clothing for a morning in the riding school.
    • 10.00     Frances Lochrane .Regional Chair.
    • 10.15    Hannah Sheehan .How Osteopathy can benefit the  horse and the rider.
    • 11.00    Nona Dane. Moving on from walk to trot and benefits to rider

    The morning will finish with sandwiches and coffee to give everyone the opportunity to discuss the morning’s session and ask any questions

                This is only for Coaches or Coaches in training, not volunteers.

    To book your place, please download the booking form and return it to:

    Mrs. Evelyn Bracey , Home Farm, Woolley, Wantage, OX128NL. Email: [email protected]

  • Upcoming Events

    All information about RDA events can be found on the MyRDA Events page. Don’t forget, the MyRDA Events page is regularly updated with upcoming workshops, training, and more!