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The Dudley Smith Award 2024

June 16, 2024 Katy 0

RDA Carriage Driving is indebted to Susan Dudley-Smith for wishing to recognise our ‘unsung heroes’ (our amazing carriage driving teams). Each year the RDA will acknowledge an individual volunteers who has made an important contribution to RDA Carriage driving.

The award will be presented at the National Championships. To nominate an individual please fill out the form below and return it to the Coaching team at [email protected] at National office and copied to Eileen Cornish, Carriage Driving National Lead at [email protected] by Thursday 27th June 2024.

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Ifor Williams trailer for sale

June 16, 2024 Katy 0

One of the South Region groups have a trailer for sale. The asking price is £3000. Please contact [email protected].


Year 2007 Model HB510R
Excellent Condition, suitable for 2 large horses or ponies
4 new tyres. Original 7 pin plug but also an adaptor to fix to new hitches
Breast bar and breaching strap at 3 levels so can be adjusted for very small ponies or raised for large horses
Aluminium Floor
Spare Wheel

Similar in style to that of the HB505, the HB510 offers a more spacious alternative.
Longer, wider and taller, the stalls are generous and inviting to your horse. A wider front ramp, and extra space makes loading and unloading easier and safer for both horse and owner.

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The Big Help Out 2024 7-9th June 2024

June 1, 2024 Katy 0

The Big Help out is nationwide campaign to inspire people to get their first taste of volunteering. RDA UK want as many RDA groups to get involved as possible.

How to get involved?

  • Spread the word (in person & online)
  • Host an event during the Big Help Out Weekend
  • Advertising your volunteering opportunties on the The Big Help Platform

More details can be found on My RDA and for any queries please contact the Volunteering Team on mailto:[email protected]

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National Volunteers’ Week- 3rd to 9th June 2024

May 3, 2024 Katy 0

Its time to celebrate the amazing contributions RDA volunteers make to communities accross the UK, All RDA groups can get involved in many ways:

  • Celebrate volunteers within your group or the region
  • Save the date- Monday 3rd June National Office are hosting an online evening event to kick of Volunteers Week
  • Share your volunteering stories with us! If you have a story to share you can do so through this form

For more details and to stay updated, keep checking MyRDA- Volunteers Week

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Berkshire County Training Day

April 25, 2024 Katy 0

On Monday 17th of June there is an exciting opportunity to attend a Countryside Challenge Virtual Competition Training day By Sue Mack, National Countryside Challenge Lead, at Newbury RDA.

This Training day is open to Judges, Coaches, Riders and Volunteers from any group in the region. If you a interested please fill out the form below and send it back to Jenny Whiteman at [email protected] or 07740708661.

Training Location– Newbury RDA, Wyld Court Stud, Hampstead Norreys, RG18 0TN