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.

Miriam's Story

In the 4 months since my daughter, aged 6, began coming to Cotswold RDA we have seen an incredible change to her confidence and outlook.

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A Volunteer's Story

If you are thinking of volunteering then look no further than joining us! Volunteering at Cotswold RDA truly changes lives, to see how you could change someones life read Karen’s story, it’s inspirational!

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News and Calendar

Keep up to date with what’s going on through out calendar, including term information, training days, fundraising events, Holiday Club activities and much more.  You can also keep up to date on some of our latest news.  Click below to find out more

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Latest News

Launch of new Newsletter

We’ve just started the new term and it’s been a busy time.   Click on the link below to open our brand new newsletter to find out what we’ve been up to and some of the things we have planned.  It’s certainly an exciting time for all of us.

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New Window stickers launched

Following new security at our location, we have been fortunate to have been donated brand new window stickers.  Find out more

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Meet the New Board of Trustees

Meet our new Chairman, Duncan Smith together with our brand new Board of Trustees,

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Facebook News Feed

23 hours ago

Cotswold RDA

Tonight we are running two half an hour lessons from 4.15-5.30. We are a little short on volunteers especially in the second lesson from 4.30 onwards is there anybody who can help us? Please call on 01242 584420. Many thanks ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Cotswold RDA

Can anyone help? Our lovely lady who usually poo picks on the weekend is away. If anyone can spare a couple of hours we would be very grateful. Please call 01242584420 Thank you ... See MoreSee Less


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I can do sat morning

We love you xx

That one teabag has a lot to answer for! Thank you so much for everything that you do xx

Going back years..... we used to exercise the horses on wed night (lesson) and Saturday hack and poo pick after?! Just a suggestion I don't know what happens there anymore xxx

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Making a Difference

Meet Kitty, Miriam and Hazel, just a few of the children who are benefiting from BBC Children in Need funding.

Supported by BBC Children in Need

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If you are interested in becoming involved with Cotswold RDA, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

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