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

Updated on 19th February 2024

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

Save the date – The morning of Sunday 17th of March 2024
At South Bucks RDA Centre, Framewood Road, Fulmer, Bucks., SL2 4QR
9.30 coffee, 10.00 start, 12.30 soup and sandwiches
Please follow the Training link below to see more details including booking details.

Royal Windsor Horse Show RDA Fancy Dress – 3rd May 2024
The RDA Fancy Dress Class at the Royal Windsor Horse Show is being held on Friday 3rd May at 16.15. This year the theme is ‘Films’, which gives plenty of scope for everyone.
If you haven’t been before, this is an amazing day out for your group, giving your Participants and Volunteers a day to remember.
Please follow the Events link at the bottom of the page for more details.
We hope to see you there.

South Region Qualifier – Sunday 19th May 2024
Follow the Link in the menu at the bottom of the page.

Parallel Windsor – Sunday 7th July 2024
Parallel Windsor is a Festival of Inclusivity with Challenge Events for all ages, health conditions & abilities. Held in the grounds of the majestic Windsor Great Park & staged on the iconic Long Walk. For more information visit https://www.parallellifestyle.com/windsor2024

Countryside Challenge Training: National Training Centre, CV35 7AX
RDA UK are offering a Countryside Challenge practical training session on Monday 26th February 2024 at the RDA National Training Centre in Shrewley. The session will be run by National Lead, Sue Mack, from 10:30 – 3pm and will cover:
. What a Judge is looking for and how to gain those extra marks
. Leading and side walking while competing
. Top tips for filming in a Virtual Competition
Anyone wishing to attend, contact Katie O’Brien on [email protected]

Safeguarding Courses
Do you need to update your safeguarding training? There is a schedule of virtual course dates from January to June 2024 available to book here: Events (myrda.org.uk)
Courses are free for RDA volunteers and coaches to attend. Places are limited, so please book on in advance. If you are subsequently unable to attend, email National Office to cancel your place.