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
At Cotswold RDA we are always looking at how we can expand our services to people who would benefit from the amazing therapy our ponies can bring. We wanted to trial an idea that would give people living with dementia and their families an opportunity to...read more
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...read more
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...read more