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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

If you have any queries, please email us at dos@reading.gov.uk or fis@reading.gov.uk

Riding for the Disabled (RDA)

Special Needs Riding Sessions

Riding for the disabled (RDA), provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK.  Their network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting and show jumping to up to 28,000 people each year. They have been carrying out life-changing activities for over 40 years, and take great pride in the exceptional standard of their instructors and volunteers (18,000 in all). They offer activities for all age groups and, wherever possible, to people with any disability – and you’re just as likely to find an RDA Group in an urban setting as a rural one. Visit their website to find your local group. http://www.rda.org.uk/rda-groups/

We cover Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire and have 49 groups within those counties. The groups vary in size and facilities, and offer riding and/or carriage driving for adults and/or children.  All instructors have to meet RDA National standards and work closely with physiotherapists to ensure that every individual is encouraged to participate as fully as possible and obtain a sense of achievement.

Berkshire

Chairman contact details
Telephone: 08454507038
Email address: maryiliffe@hotmail.com

Who to contact

Telephone
0845 450 7038
Website
Riding for the Disabled

Where to go

Name
Various

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.