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

Updated on 16th June 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.

For training opportunities please click here


The Dudley Smith Award Nominations

The Dudley Smith Award is an RDA Carriage Driving award presented to an individual who has made an important contribution to Carriage Driving through their hard work. The award is presented at the National Championships. To nominate an individual please click here.

National Championships

Hartpury 12th – 14th July 2024

National Championships are coming up click here for more information including the schedule, entry deadlines and details including stabling and accomodation.

Safeguarding and First Aid Training

Romsey Group are looking for a Safeguarding course that some of their volunteers can attend. Are any groups in the region running any that some members would be able to attend?

Similary, Wyfold group are looking for a First Aid course to send a few of their members to.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any spaces!

South Region Qualifier

The South Region Qualifier was a great success and the results are now available under the South Region Qualifier heading at the bottom of the page.

Annual South Region Magazine!

Issue 16 of South Region News is out and available under the News menu

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

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.