Riley is a 12.2hh Bay Gelding who is on loan to RDA during term time. He is 13 years old and is great to have on the yard.
Dinky is a 12.2h piebald gelding with lots of character! He is only 6 so one of youngest ponies but has picked up how to be a great RDA pony very quickly. He is very careful with riders in the school but loves galloping round the field (and not being caught!).
Herefordshire Riding for the Disabled brought Lady in 2017, she is a 15hh Skewbald Irish cob, who was born in 2006. She is quite a character and likes to put all new things in her mouth, which is not always helpful in lessons in the school!
Tilly was donated to us by the Chase family in 2017, when sadly their sons out grew her. She is a grey, 12hh Welsh Mountain Pony (section A) and is now 16. She has given a number of riders their first experience of riding and loves cuddles.
Trojan, who has been kindly bought for HRDA by Hereford Lions Club, arrived in 2017. He is a 15.1hh skewbald, who was born in 2010. Trojan is a lovely chap, who you just want to cuddle. He is able to give riders the chance to learn to ride in the school and out on hacks.
Blue is a 14.2hh cob who arrived with us in 2015. He is one of the most popular ponies on the yard (not that we are supposed to have favourites!). He has a brilliant temperament and has been trained to be mounted by the hoist. This enables him to be ridden by a large variety of riders, who have experienced riding for the first time, flat work, show jumping, going out on hacks and going to competitions.
Steady Eddie is our mechanical horse and is a key member of our herd and always keeps his stable nice and clean! Our riders are able to mount him by mounting block or by our sling hoist, which enables wheel chair users to mount him. Riders love to have a lesson on Eddie so that they can improve their balance, position, and have the physio benefits of the movement of the horse in a controlled and secure environment. Eddie is able to wear a variety of saddles which mean we can tailor him to suit his riders.
Jelly is owned by Herefordshire RDA, and arrived with us in 2014. She is 18 years old and is a beautiful 15.3hh black cob with a white blaze and a very kind eye. She is trained to be mounted by hoist, which enables wheelchair users to ride her. She does flat work and showjumping, goes out for hacks and has introduced many riders to competing.
What a happy chappy! He is the first to greet everyone and really loves attention. He arrived with us in 2012 and is owned by HRDA with the help of the local MG Owners Club. He is a 13.2hh piebald and 12 years old and has introduced a lot of children to riding