- x 14.2HH - 14.3HH / 15HH - 15.3HH RIDE AND DRIVE COB
- x 2 15.2HH COBS 5 - 12 YRS
- x 2 15.2hh + ALLROUNDERS
- 13.2HH - 14.2HH PERFECT UNFLAPPABLE PONY
- 14HH - 14.2HH & 15HH - 16.2HH WEIGHT CARRIER GELDING
- 12HH - 14.2HH PONIES
- 14.3HHh - 15.2HH WEIGHT BEARING HORSES / COBS
- A ‘nearly saint’ who could enable our RDA Carriage Driving participants
- **See below for full requirements and contact details**
One of the main issues that RDA groups face is finding an Equine to suit the needs of the participants in their group.
We are regularly contacted with offers of Equines that are ‘the ideal RDA horse or pony’ when actually what is ideal for one group may not be for the next. We are trying to move away from the stereotypical view that RDA Equines are elderly and somewhat static, our horses and ponies need to be fit, healthy and athletic to cope with the lifestyle in an RDA group.
They can range from smaller, forward going ponies to weight carrying cobs and can take part in a range of disciplines from Riding to Carriage Driving, Vaulting to Show Jumping and Endurance.
If you contact an RDA Group about your Equine please be prepared to fill in an Equine Initial Interest Form which will ask you many questions about your horses’ temperament, health history, experience and lifestyle. Many groups will prefer to have an equine on trial to make sure they are suitable for the job.
For long term loans and purchases they will also be required to have a Pre-Purchase Examination.
If you think your equine has what it takes, please contact one of the groups below.
MAGPIE CENTRE, WEST NORFOLK GROUP RDA
firstname.lastname@example.org 01553 810202
15-15.3hh Ride and Drive
Must be over 5yrs old, preferably under 12yrs old.
Looking to purchase, but happy to loan. (We have a healthy budget.)
Must be open to a vetting.
We are a RDA centre, based near Downham Market in Norfolk
WYFOLD RIDING FOR THE DISABLED
If you can help, please call Pippa Hughes 07710 556468
Looking for a people friendly cob, 14.2hh - 14.3hh ride and drive
8 - 12 years old, ideally with a couple of good years driving experience
In return we can offer a 5* home with excellent facilities
KYRE GROUP OF THE RIDING FOR THE DISABLED
If you can help, please contact Jackie Forrester 07866 681165
Based on the North Herefordshire / Worcestershire border are seeking two new equines to join their team.
Both need to be up to weight, one up to 11 stone and the other up to 15 stone.
Funding is available but is limited.
The equines will be based at a well established riding school where they will also be used for general riding lessons. They must be very safe and suitable for disabled riders.
PENNIWELLS RDA CENTRE, HERTS.
CONTACT - email@example.com
1 x 15hh - 15.2hh, 5yrs to 15yrs. Cob/chunky type able to do good novice dressage test. Light in contact and same to ride at home and away.
1x 15hh - 16hh 5yrs to 15yrs. Capable of Novice/Elem dressage or above for RDA/Para Dressage. Safe and easy to do with light contact and good off the leg.
1x 14.2hh chunky type 7yrs upwards to do led and unled - must enjoy human contact and being pampered etc.
Full time RDA centre offering a 5* home with plenty of variety.
Trial preferred but not essential.
Please contact us on 01432 870 831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further detail
We are looking for 15-15.2hh weight carriers. Mares or geldings. Aged between 5-12 years old
Fit & well, with a calm/ laid back manner and good with people
Good to handle on the ground and happy to stand still whilst mounting and dismounting.
An all-rounder, good in the school and hacking in open spaces
Must be open to vetting
5* home, professional yard awaiting
The Diamond Centre for Disabled Riders
Based in Carshalton Surrey, we are looking for multiple types and sizes from 14 – 16.2hh
Good ground manners, laid back types. Don’t mind a little green or veterans, just a calm disposition needed.
5* home with lots of pampering.
Have a look at our website www.diamondcentre.org.uk or our Facebook to find out more about the centre.
Scropton Riding for the Disabled SCROPTON RIDING FOR THE DISABLED
Based near Derby, we are looking for more 4-legged teammates; any size from 14 – 16.2hh
Having had to downsize our horse & pony team to survive Covid-19 closure, we’re now really struggling to grow again and meet demand for RDA sessions now we’re re-opening.
We’re a full time RDA centre, able to support around 300 local disabled adults & children…if we have enough horses!
Whether for sale or loan, we’re waiting to offer a great home to safe, sensible and people loving horses/ponies.
WOODBRIDGE & DISTRICT GROUP
Are you looking to sell or loan your horse? RDA (Woodbridge & District Group) are looking!
We are in a position to buy or loan a riding horse of around 16hh to join the team at our purpose built, 5-star rated centre.
Must have a calm temperament and be happy to stand, particularly for mounting and dismounting.
SOUTH BUCKS RDA CENTRE – 2 x HORSES WANTED
CONTACT: Di Redfern on 07798 893489 or email@example.com
2 X 15.2hh Cobs - 5 – 15yrs
Safe ride with good/sensible temperament - Walk, Trot, Canter, Jump, Hack, Lead-Rein.
To buy, loan or gift - Must be open to vetting.
5* home awaits at a yard that has produced four different Paralympic, World and European Medallists.
Neighbouring Counties to Bucks only please.
RDA CENTRE BASED AT AVON RIDING CENTRE
CONTACT: Sammy on 07786734099 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for 2 X 15hh+ Horses to join our herd! Ideal horses will be:
~An all rounder, good out hacking including open fields
~ Have a great temperamentand be able to cope with varied schedule of RDA/ riding school/ hacking (different abilities)
Must be open to vetting- loving home waiting
RDA CENTRE BASED IN BRENTWOOD ESSEX LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT UNFLAPPABLE PONY
CONTACT - email@example.com 07931 688590
13.3hh -14.2hh ~ Can hold a small adult or a child
~Been there and done it type ~ At least 5 years old
~Able to stand and wait patiently for mounting and dismounting.
~Good brakes/go off the leg. ~No spooking.
~Be happy to be led and have people by their side when ridden. ~No vices.
~Not phased by mounted games equipment
~Safe in all traffic
They get a varied life with lovely hacking nearby and lots of chances to go out and have fun.
HORSLEY, BOOKHAM & LEATHERHEAD RDA
CONTACT - Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07938 209691
We are looking for suitable ponies and horse/cobs to join us at our fantastic yard in Surrey.
(Purchases and long term loans will require an examination).
At least 6 years old. No vices.
Kind and patient on the ground and for mounting and dismounting.
Good on lead rein and not phased by sudden noises.
Reliable and safe out hacking.
12hh - 14.2hh ponies
14.3hh - 15.2hh weight bearing horses/cobs
Have you got a ‘nearly saint’ who could enable our RDA Carriage Driving participants to realise their ambitions?
Contact Eileen Cornish, RDA Carriage Driving Lead on 07833 712133 or email@example.com
Groups all over the UK are desperately seeking ponies and horses who are already broken to drive.
Aged over 6 up to mid-teens. 12. 2. to 15.2.
Good, solid, cob types or lighter-bodied equines - happy to stand still, tolerate people around them, and will maintain a steady walk and trot on tracks, roads, and in arenas.
Excellent homes assured with knowledgeable owners and steady work.