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

Updated on 21st May 2023

We cover Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire and have 47 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


    Gaynor Colbourn is very kindly offering 20 Complimentary Tickets to each of the demonstrations detailed below, on a first come basis.

    Please contact Gaynor directly to reserve your place.

  • 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!

  • The RDA Creative Writing Competition

    There are three classes of creative writing for participants to enter our Creative Writing Competition; a poem, a letter or a short story, and the theme for each class is simply ‘RDA’. Entries could be a story about an exciting moment experienced at an RDA Group, or a poem about a favourite RDA horse or pony.

    The competition is free to enter and open to all ages and abilities. For more information go to https://myrda.org.uk/runningyourgroup/creative-writing-competition/