About Us

Here at Cotswold Riding for the Disabled our purpose is to promote a culture of learning, development, achievement and enjoyment for our riders that allows each and every one to reach their full potential.

With over 225 riders each week, supported by 160 volunteers, we want to ensure that Cotswold RDA is “where aspirations become a reality” for everyone.  All our riders are physically disabled or have learning difficulties/special needs, if we can encourage a child or an adult  to communicate and help them make sense of the world; to say “walk on” for the first time; spend 30 minutes in the saddle or even to hold their reins then we know we are making a difference.

Since our very first ride some 50 years ago, we have come a long way.  We are now planning for the next 50 years to guarantee our riders have the best experience we can provide for them.

Winter Hay and Bedding Appeal

In conjunction with our Facebook appeal we are also running this urgent appeal through our website.   Although our beautiful boys have lovely but very hairy coats to keep them warm throughout the winter, we do need to give them an extra boost of warmth with bedding in our new stable block and lots of hay to munch their way through during the long winter months.  Can you help ? Find out more 

 

 

From the Blog

Founder member presents award

We were delighted to welcome Chris Adcock to present the first Tuesday Volunteer Award. Chris was a founder volunteer for Cotswold RDA when we were based at what is now Ellenborough Park. Borrowed ponies were collected up from various locations on a Tuesday and worked...

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Get involved, become a VIP volunteer for a day or two

We are looking for businesses who would be willing to give their employees a truly unique experience.    Cheltenham Racecourse is the home of Jump Racing and hosts for The Festival featuring world-class racing and is attended by over  200,000 visitors across the 4...

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Rider Story

Miriam has a hidden condition (hypermobility) and most people would not know just by looking at her how much she struggles with daily life, find out how riding helped Miriam.

Volunteer

If you are thinking of volunteering then why not come down and have a chat with us. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t worked with horses before – we will train you. Find out more.

News & Calendar

There’s always a lot going on, keep up to date through our Facebook feed, or visit our news and calendar page.

Membership

Why not join us as a Member. Being a Members is an important part of what we, as a Board of Trustees, do today and what we do tomorrow. Your opinion counts.

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Rather than a New Years resolution, why not commit to raising a FREE donation for us every time you shop online? Join @GiveasyouLive today, select us as your charity to support and watch the donations increase every time you shop!   Sign up at http://ow.ly/DeaC50kbUDj?
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