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
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...read more
Our Grand Christmas Show is THIS SUNDAY! Join in or just come along & watch our staff, volunteers and riders THIS Sunday (16 Dec) 10am-14.00 tea, coffee and cake available, join in with our holiday riding on Tuesday 18 Dec or bucket collect for us on...read more
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...read more