We’re Moving!

We are excited to tell you that we are moving office as of the 22nd March to:

Riding for the Disabled Association

Lowlands Equestrian Centre

Old Warwick Road

Shrewley

Warwickshire

CV35 7AX

We have contacted all groups but please pass on the change of address to your committees and teams. All the other contact details for staff at National office will remain the same.

In light of the move, our normal operations may be disrupted for a short period. This week Group orders won’t be being sent out, however we aim to have all orders out within the two week order window. Please also note that our phones will be switched off from 3:30 today (20/03/2019) until Monday morning if there is an emergency please contact Claire on 07493 394237

This is a huge step in the National training centre (NTC) project and we are excited to move into the new office. The work to complete the National Training Centre is still on going and the official opening won’t be until June but we look forward to sharing with you all the progress of the project. We would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the RDA National Training Centre so far. We hope that over the next few years all our volunteers and participants will benefit from the additional support RDA will be able to offer through this project and we hope to welcome you all to the NTC soon.

Endurance taster

Larissa Burnett, one of our N Wales volunteers, who has competed with the Welsh Endurance squad over the last couple of years, is happy to help us to arrange a Regional Endurance taster day sometime in May hopefully. This will be a 1 – 3 km course, hopefully around fields and outside in the open air, and held like a mock endurance competition- though it will be non competitive for this year. if popular then we can then look into holding a competition the following year.

it will also give riders the chance to decide if they like Endurance, even if their home group doesn’t currently offer endurance as an activity, and we can point them in the direction of other events such as RDA national endurance at Hartpury in july and also to British endurance.

Please could you ask riders who may be interested in taking part to let me know their names, contact details (and height and weight) by email rdanwaleschair@outlook.com or phone 0775 2110825, by April 5th.

We are also hoping some volunteers can ride as a ridden escort for the taster, dependent on venue and how many horses we have available, so please make volunteers aware of this to avoid disappointment when passing on the info. we are looking for stewards on the day on foot, to be at certain points around the course, so please ask interested people to let me know.

When we know how many riders are interested, and their heights and weights, we can arrange a course and taster day.