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

Merry Christmas and thank you to our amazing volunteers

A huge thank you to all our volunteers who tirelessly give us so much of their valuable time throughout the year, without your support we simply couldn't do what we do.  Happy Christmas and New Year to you all with thanks from the Board of Trustees, Staff and of...

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Inspired riders compete in Dressage Competition

Our riders were really inspired by our Patron, Paralympian Natasha Baker MBE, when she came to visit us to open the new Stable block recently.  Natasha has won numerous gold medals for Dressage and her words really spurred on our riders.  So much so that everyone who...

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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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Our Winter Newsletter is out today! If you would like to know more then visit our website where you can view a copy. If you haven't already signed up to receive regular updates then why not sign up today, it just takes a few moments. www.cotswoldrda.org.uk/news-and-calendar/ ... See MoreSee Less

Our Winter Newsletter is out today!  If you would like to know more then visit our website where you can view a copy.  If you havent already signed up to receive regular updates then why not sign up today, it just takes a few moments.  https://www.cotswoldrda.org.uk/news-and-calendar/
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