Our Vision

“Where Aspirations become a reality”

Our Purpose

At Cotswold RDA we believe life is about what you CAN do.  All our riders have a disability whether physical, mental or a learning difficulty, and we are here to help them achieve the very best they can whatever the disability or the age. We know our work has a huge impact on our riders’ physical ability and horsemanship but we also see benefits in other areas of their lives such as their ability to communicate, to build relationships and engage with education.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.  Our four key strategies set out our path to deliver that future.

1.  Fulfilling aspirations – create a fun and friendly environment where we all aspire to learn and achieve

2.  Learning and Skills – First class training to enhance both rider and volunteer achievement and development

3.  Connecting with the Community – Charity of choice within the community to provide funding and increase volunteer levels

4.  To become a Centre of Excellence – provides a level of service that is state-of-the-art

The Board of Trustees, our employees, volunteers and supporters are committed to building a great future so that more young riders and adults can have access to our wonderful services – that will ensure a secure future for generations to come.

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.


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.


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

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!