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.

As seen on

BBC “Breakfast” TV

with presenter Mike Bushell.

From the Blog

“Sedbury Shadow” Fantastic Spring Offer now available

If you haven’t already tried our amazing mechanical horse, Sedbury Shadow, then now is a great opportunity to take advantage of our Spring special offer.  Priced at just £10.00 for a 1:1 20 minute session, you can choose from a wide range of experiences including...

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A brand new way to support us

There are many great ways that you can support Cotswold RDA. If you would prefer not to give money, then have you thought about donating through our brand new Amazon Wish List. The list contains lots of things that we really need as well as a number of...

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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.


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.

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