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
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...read more
Grabbing a bargain in the January sales? Did you know, you can raise FREE funds for us every time you shop online thanks to @GiveasyouLive? Signing up is quick and easy and - even better - it's totally free! There are so many different ways you can help....read more
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...read more