The most important people here are the clients. But it takes a body of people to keep it all going. That’s the staff, the volunteers and helpers, and the trustees.

The Staff

Centre Manager

Claire Chandler – RDA Coach in Training

Equine Co-ordinator

Paige Maund-Morris – RDA Coach in Training


Emily Philips – Receptionist and Administrator


David Harding, Chairman

Julie Knight

Sarah Wells

HRDA Ambassador

Nick Jones –

Nick has been involved with RDA in Herefordshire since 1987 having been a rider, driver and staff member, firstly having ridden with his schools at Bartestree and Yarkhill, before all groups merged together in 1991 to form this fantastic centre. He was delighted when asked to become the ambassador for HRDA as the RDA has been a huge part of his life.

Nick riders at the Centre twice a week and is also heavily involved as a voluneteer.   He undertakes various fundraising activities including bucket collections and sales on behalf of RDA raising much needed funds.

“I am so enthusiastic about HRDA and the therapy they provide as I myself have experienced the positive benefits horses can give to the people who use the services we provide. This would not be possible without the wonderful staff and volunteers who give up their time.”