Choosing the right Activity for you!

At Cotswold RDA we understand that one size does not fit all, which is why we provide as broader range of activities as we can. We are always looking at opportunities to expand so that we can provide our amazing services to more people in and around Gloucestershire.

Core Term Time

Our core lessons run during term time between 10.00am and 3.30pm. Each lesson consists of a group of 6 people, usually within a similar age range and/or ability. Riders will develop their skills and work towards goals agreed with their RDA Instructor. All our riders take part in our Tracker system which measures progress and provides the outcomes to teachers, parents or carers to show progress.

Individual Lessons

We offer individual lessons with qualified coaches which can include lessons for someone just starting out, or someone who may be more advanced but is looking for specialist tuition e.g. dressage.

Sensory Experience

Whilst our main aim is to offer a riding experience to our clients, we recognise that horse riding is not appropriate for everyone. As a result, we have developed our Sensory Experience which offers  stimulating and engaging non-riding experiences to small school groups, that can include some or all of the following activities:-

  • Pony – see, touch, smell, hear – groom
  • Feed (feed mix, hay) – see, touch, smell
  • Stable (empty) – see, smell, hear
  • Tack (saddle/bits) – see, smell, touch – clean
  • Mechanical horse – movement (available January 2017)

We can also include leading a pony around our Sensory Walk  for all riders with or without a wheelchair (although this may be weather dependent).

After School Lessons and  “Happy Hoof” Club

For those children who are unable to attend during our core lesson times we have After School Lessons from 3:30pm on Monday and Tuesday.

Our “Happy Hoof” club runs on Tuesday and Thursday, each session is 50 minutes long. Riders will receive a mix of activities including a lesson, stable management and other activities. Click here for more information

Holiday Activities 2017-2018

Many of our riders are asking what more we can do during half term and the holidays.   Disability doesn’t stop in term time so why should we, so we have a range of different activities planned from the start of term September 2017 through to August 2018.

If you are interested about finding out more about any of our activities or would like to book a space please give Heather a call on 01242 584420 or send her an email

Click here for a full list of activities


Mechanical Horse

“Sedbury Shadow” our amazing RDA mechanical horse.   Find out more about “Sedbury Shadow” 

Get In Touch.

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!