Group Governance training 30th November

Claire Milican from National RDA is willing to come and do a FREE training session on Group Governance and we have provisionally set the date for Thursday the 30th November 2017.

The workshop will be at Cymau Village Hall (which is in the Cymau Village, near to the Clwyd Special Riding Centre, Wrexham) and anyone who is interested in coming is welcome to attend for free.  I can send directions.

If you wish to book a place then please let me know by November 14th, and supply your name and telephone number- in case of insufficient interest we may have to cancel and I will therefore need contact details to let people know.

Registration from 10.30am and start at 11am.

The workshop will be around 2.5 hours in length.

The workshop will cover…

§  The essentials of RDA including: the constitution, membership, voting, AGM/EGMs

§  Responsibilities of a Group Trustee

§  The differences between a board of trustees, board of directors and a committee

§  Key roles on an RDA board of trustees

§  Recruiting trustees

§  Where to find advice and information

§  What to do when things go wrong

Many thanks-  PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE YOU THINK MAY LIKE TO ATTEND.  Attendees do not need to be existing trustees, everyone is welcome!

Contact Alys for a place

Clwyd Special Riding Centre is temporarily closed for any equine activity

To our friends and supporters, including those who had planned to visit us at Clwyd Special Riding Centre.

Some of our horses at the riding centre have caught a respiratory infection, and this will thus have several repercussions:
 First, we are resting the horses and ensuring that with rest and treatment their recovery is as quick as possible.
 Second, we need you to avoid all contact with any horses, not because of any risk to human health, but because any contact just might lead to non-affected horses at CSRC and elsewhere, becoming affected.
 Third, we still welcome those who wish to participate in CELT activities that do not involve contact with horses. These CELT exercises will still be undertaken to the great benefit of so many visitors. We look forward to seeing you.

Obviously we will not be able to have visiting horses, nor sadly will our horses be ridden by any visitors.

We are fortunate that our veterinary surgeons are attending regularly in order to treat affected horses and thus return us to all regular working activities as soon as possible for you.

We will keep you informed if any changes occur.

Thank you for your support and patience,

Clwyd Special Riding Centre

PDF Statement for Download 

National Coaches Training Day 1st November 2017 at Clwyd Special Riding Centre

Dear Coaches,

Please find attached application (below) form for National Coaches Training Day, which will be kindly hosted by The Special Clwyd Riding Centre.

Aimed at Trainee, Assistant and Group Coaches the day will be led by Sue Adams –Wheeler, who is our Coaching Chairman and Fellow of RDA, along with Lynne Munro, our Chartered Physiotherapist and RDA Coach.

The day will include two theory sessions (including the Three Stages of Learning by Hippotherapy Works and How to recognise good sitting posture) and two practical sessions, where you will be looking at the best type of horses to be used for purpose and then later on observing a group lesson.

For Group Coaches the day may be used as an update as part of your annual review series, providing your previous review was completed by a Training Advisor or County Coach in person.

An application form has been attached for you to fill in and send it back to me at the RDA National Office. Alternatively, please give me a call and I can take payment over the phone.

Best wishes,

Lyndsay Wager
Qualifications Co-ordinator
01926 405971


Application Form – NCT -Clwyd Special Riding Centre – 01.11.17

National Championships Results 2017!

Congratulations to all the riders, vaulters, helpers, horses, ponies and coaches who took part at Hartpury!!

It was an inspiring event again this year and North Wales participants did extremely well.

Here are the results by Group for you all below, apologies if I have missed anyone off the list- please let me know if so and I will amend it,

Best wishes and congratulations on all your achievements!! 😊

Alys, Liz and all of N Wales Committee

Full Results CLICK HERE 

Participant Experience Workshop Event at Clwyd Special Riding Centre

We have a Participant Experience Workshop.

It is for volunteers and focuses on communication etc with our riders, drivers and vaulters.

It is delivered by RDA National and therefore is free of charge.

Event is held on Monday 4th September 2017 – 12:00pm – 16:00pm

To book your place please contact Vicky

Downloadable Poster – CLICK HERE

Job Advert Clwyd Special Riding Centre – Groom

Clwyd Special Riding Centre provides equine activities for people with additional needs to benefit their health and wellbeing. We currently require a –
£13,936 – £15,600 per annum 40 hours per week
to include evening and weekend work.
You will be required to hold a minimum of a Level 2 in Horse Care and Riding or have equivalent proven skills and experience. You must be confident in producing horses to a high standard and demonstrate an understanding of and be committed to the work of CSRC.
With the above post there is a requirement to undertake evening stable checks for 2/3 nights per week. Accommodation is available for these nights or full week occupation if required.
Closing date: 12 noon Monday 15 May 2017
Invitation to interview will be sent via email on Tuesday 16 May 2017
Interviews will be held on Monday 22 May 2017
Start date: Negotiable
For an application form please contact CSRC on 01352 770446 or email:

PDF Printable Version Here

Meirionnydd Special Riding Group will be appearing on S4C this Tuesday 18th April at 8.25pm

The work of Meirionnydd Special Riding Group will be appearing on S4C this Tuesday 18th April at 8.25pm.
The 30 minute programme is part of the “Ceffylau Cymru” series and follows the stories of 3 of the groups’ riders and their personal goals. As well as showing the work of the group on a weekly basis, the programme also features the National Championships where one of the riders competes and the Clwyd Special Riding Centre for a lesson on the Mechanical horse with Lynne Munro.
A spokesperson for the group said ” it was a privilege to be given such a valuable opportunity to show case the work of the RDA in North Wales and hopefully the programme will demonstrate the many benefits of riding for those with additional needs .”
The programme is also available on BBC iplayer and subtitles are available.

Vacancies – Regional Representative Roles

A few vacancies have become available for regional posts within North Wales Region.

Show Jumping Representative Role

Dressage Representative Role

Equine Adviser Role

All roles are voluntary roles within the North Wales Regional Committee and will require ratification by the relevant RDA National Committee.

For more information or to to apply for any of the roles above please send your CV to