“Disability is not about what you cannot do – It’s all about what you can do – that’s what matters to us at Cotswold RDA.”


All the riders who come to us each week have either a physical or learning disability. We offer riding for anyone from the age of 4 with no upper age limit, though we currently have a waiting list.


Riding is an excellent physical therapy and our riders benefit from the gentle movement of the pony that helps them with balance and core strength. The improvement for an individual child can be quite dramatic and so often boosts their confidence and improves their ability to communicate and build relationships.



We are taking bookings for the Peaceful Pony Paddock and Tea with a Pony.


Do you fancy helping us?

Volunteering and FUNraising opportunities are available.

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Riding with Us

See what riding sessions we offer.

Tea with a Pony

Come and join us in the arena, watch a riding session and meet one of our very special ponies.

All accompanied with tea and cakes.

Try our Mechanical Horse - Sedbury Shadow

Our mechanical horse is available for a lesson or to hire.

Book a 30 minute session suitable for all levels and capabilities.

Peaceful Pony Paddock

We are now taking bookings for our Peaceful Pony Paddock

Enjoy some quiet time with one of our special ponies in our Sensory Garden.

Cotswold RDA at Home

Try some of our Online Activites and watch and learn about life at Cotswold RDA with Freddie and Coach Judith

Latest News 

Cotswold RDA Annual General Meeting

Cotswold RDA will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 20th October 2021 from 6:30pm in the Istabraq Bar at Cheltenham Racecourse. The meeting will commence at 7pm with the Annual Award Presentations followed by our Chairman, Duncan Smith, delivering a...

Great news from the National Championships!!

We have now had the very exciting news that three of our five riders who qualified for the National Championships have been placed in the top six in their classes and will therefore be shown on the live stream this weekend. This means that we must watch the live...


Cotswold RDA are delighted to be able to reopen again and to welcome some of our riders back into the saddle. 

Social distancing measures do mean that we are not able to offer riding lessons again to everyone at the present.

We will be in touch with you as restrictions lift and we will expand our timetable as and when we can. lift and we will expand our timetable as and when we

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