We provide riding therapy sessions to people with additional needs – ensuring they can enjoy horse riding and a physical activity.
People that attend our RDA Centre range from 5 – 85 years old and have a wide range of disabilities or additional needs.
The benefits of attending an RDA session are numerous and we hope to improve not only riding skills but also core strength, communication and enjoyment!
Our sessions run through the week and after school and we also provide sessions for a number of special schools in Herefordshire and the surrounding counties.
Please get in touch if you are interested in attending a session or volunteering with us.
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man” Sir Winston Churchill
We’ve created an Amazon Wish List. If you want to donate to us but would rather buy us a gift, just click the link. Why not take a peek? Everything’s super useful and will go straight to our therapeutic services.
VOLUNTEERS ARE KEY TO OUR DELIVERY – Do you know anyone to help? This could combat loneliness.
Demand is currently outstripping supply for our range of therapies, so we have initiated a recruitment drive for new VOLUNTEERS
– help with our riders on the horse
– help keep the premises in good working order
– keep our horses in tip-top condition
Check this charity fundraiser for HRDA in Hereford at the Railway Club, by Hereford Buffs. It is a racing evening – enjoy watching equine sports and donate to support our therapy horses and riders.
Hintons Country and Garden in Leominster is hosting an Easter Fun Day for all the family this Easter Saturday, 16 April from 10am – 3pm. The event is free, although donations are encouraged for participating charities.
Lambs, chicks and a pony will be on site. Fun activities include a Draw the Easter Bunny Competition, Treasure Hunt, Face Painting, Plant a Sunflower, Pet Photography, Hintons Raffle, special shopping discounts, and more …
Herefordshire Riding for the Disabled (HRDA) are attending alongside Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Hereford and Worcester Animal Rescue, RSPB, Herefordshire Wildlife Rescue and Pets As Therapy.
One of the great strengths of RDA is our ability to have a national influence on the world of disability sport, while maintaining a local network that reaches deep into the heart of our rural and urban communities. We are a national charity, but, as a federation, our individual member groups value their independence; choosing the activities and approach that best meet the needs of their local area.
Our Festive Open day and Grand Raffle, Dec 15 2021generated £322.50 toward our running costs! thanks everyone.
Welcoming back all of our supporters and volunteers – come by and meet the horses, have a catch up! We miss hanging out with our cake, chat, plans, friends!