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.

New Stables Progress

It’s really starting to come together, roof now on.  Special thanks to Downtown for delivering our Monarch internal stables last week!

From the Blog

Urgent Horsebox Appeal – can you help?

This is an urgent appeal for your help. Our horsebox is off the road with an irreparable chassis. We have looked at many different options for a horsebox after our horsebox, unexpectedly, had a seized chassis a few months ago. We need a four bay horsebox...

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Team Cotswold success at the Nationals

Over the weekend, several riders from Cotswold RDA were thrilled to take part in the National RDA Competition held at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire. This event invites people that have qualified in first or second place in Regional RDA Competitions...

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Witley Jones help us out with some beautiful new storage

Huge thanks to Witley Jones Furniture who have just donated and installed some much needed storage in our newly refurbished kitchen/toilet area and don't they just look beautiful! The company is well known for the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke...

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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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It is the first day of the school holidays and the Board of Trustees and the CRDA staff want to thank our wonderful volunteers for all their help last year. Look out for info that will be emailed shortly about holiday activities volunteering and our training week from 3 September. It was Ross’s birthday on Friday so Ross and Max popped in to see Jane for a birthday carrot before a hack out in the Racecourse. ... See MoreSee Less

It is the first day of the school holidays and the Board of Trustees and the CRDA staff want to thank our wonderful volunteers for all their help last year. Look out for info that will be emailed shortly about holiday activities volunteering and our training week from 3 September. It was Ross’s birthday on Friday so Ross and Max popped in to see Jane for a birthday carrot before a hack out in the Racecourse.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Happy Birthday to my favourite pony(am I allowed a favourite?!) xx

Happy Birthday lovely Ross! (Didn't know he was your fave, Helen. I won't tell the others....🙊!) XPX

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