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DO YOU HAVE A HORSE OR PONY SUITABLE FOR THE RDA?

WANTED ON LONG TERM LOAN / PURCHASE

Ref #: 249896
  • If you think your equine has what it takes, please contact one of the groups below
  • If you think your equine has what it takes, please contact one of the groups below

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. 

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RDA National Training Centre in Warwickshire
Please contact Charlotte Williams cw.lowlands@rda.org.uk

Looking to loan or potentially purchase a 17hh and a 14.2-15-2hh equine for use at the RDA National Training Centre in Warwickshire. Will be used for RDA sessions, hacks, training days, competitions and commercial activity. Must be sane with a good trainable temperament and able to pass a minimum of a two-stage vetting. At RDA NTC equine welfare is our top priority with equines having a varied lifestyle, regular visits from healthcare professionals with loan agreements in place where applicable.

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Gaddesden Place RDA 
If you know of a horse that might be suitable please call Louise on 01442 246924 or 07445 292680
Email
centremanager@gaddesdenplacerda.org.uk

Age 10+ yrs. Height 15.2 – 15.3hh, Weight Carrier - Geldings only
Comfortable on and off a lead rein
For RDA work so 100% bombproof
Well schooled and balanced
Patient when mounting
Trial period preferred - Loan or buy.

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Saxon Group RDA, based in Wiltshire
Please contact Jo on 07397572294 or jorutherford55@gmail.com

Must be at least 5 years old and 15.1hh or larger. Soundness and temperament most important, we are happy to do any necessary schooling and training with the right horse so being green is not an issue. Must be good to handle on the ground.
The horse will preferably have a good walk for our graded independent riders. Great, knowledgable, 5* home offered within Riding school.
Herd turnout, with stabling possible. Lots of interesting and varied work including dressage competitions and fun rides,  not just plodding round on a lead rein! Ideally close to Wiltshire, bit willing to travel to view if not too far away.
Trial period a bonus.

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MAGPIE CENTRE, WEST NORFOLK GROUP RDA
magpiecentrewnrda@hotmail.co.uk 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

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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

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PENNIWELLS RDA CENTRE, HERTS.
CONTACT - penniwellsrda@outlook.com

1x 15.2hh Irish Draught 8yrs upwards for our taller riders to enjoy in walk, trot and canter - able to compete in RDA dressage at all levels. Jumping for fun would also be a bonus. 

15hh connemara x irish type - Kind and caring for our more disabled riders to enjoy - must like people and happy to have people walking by the side to help the riders. 

Also Grade 3 para horse required - 15.2 - 16hh working at elementary/ medium level with proven competition experience and safety. Good Budget available. 

Full time RDA centre offering a 5* home with plenty of variety. 

Trial preferred but not essential. 

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Herefordshire RDA
Please contact us on 01432 870 831 or email admin@rdahereford.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

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The Diamond Centre for Disabled Riders
Please contact maz.ray@diamondcentre.org.uk or phone 07752 405553
 
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.

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Scropton Riding for the Disabled SCROPTON RIDING FOR THE DISABLED
Please contact glynis.dalley@scroptonequestrian or phone 07976104895
 
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.
Visit www.scropton.com to see what we do at our centre.

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SOUTH BUCKS RDA CENTRE – 2 x HORSES WANTED
CONTACT: Di Redfern on 07798 893489 or
di.redfern@southbucksrda.org

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.

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RDA CENTRE BASED AT AVON RIDING CENTRE 
CONTACT: Sammy on 07786734099 or stablemanager@avonridingcentre.org.uk

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 

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RDA CENTRE BASED IN BRENTWOOD ESSEX LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT UNFLAPPABLE PONY / HORSE
CONTACT - reach.hippotherapy@gmail.com 07931 688590 

Ideal requirements:

14hh - 15.2hh ~  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. 

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HORSLEY, BOOKHAM & LEATHERHEAD RDA
CONTACT - Email barry.tregaskis@gmail.com 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

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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 cdlead.rda@outlook.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.

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Barrow Farm RDA, based in Chelmsford, Essex

Contact:  01277 822927 or sally@barrowfarmrda.org.uk

15hh weight carrier type

Between 8 - 14 years

Responsive but not sharp

Good to do in all ways.

5* home waiting with knowledgable staff who work with the horses welfare as their top priority. 


Wanted - alrounder type 14.3-16h / experienced type / buy or perm loan / exp home


Ref #: 336885
  • Home for life- dont mind older type if sound
  • Very exp lady - private home
inc VAT
  • Home for life- dont mind older type if sound
  • Very exp lady - private home
Desp seeking a nice non quirky - non wizzy horse to buy / consider long term loan, or LWVTB,14.2-16hh ish.. pref to buy not loan

Dont mind the older horse if everything disclosed &horse still happy @low level competition & daily hacks, clinics.. still happy to jump 80- 90 -2.9 occasionally . Not wanting anything which had or has serious medical conditions which arnt easily maintained.. no kissing g spines unless operated on.

My old boy still with me @ 26. Imnot into selling on

Ive done alot of competition over the yrs, BS& BD BE but no horse to jump means ive not properly competed for 3 yrs. Still want to get out lower level competing occasionally & clinics. Lots of hacking in the forest here! Not wanting just a happy hacker. Must be straight forward, kind type to have around& ride! Definitely no buckers,rearers or bolters thankyou.

Must have some comp exp so nothing green Happy popping an 80-90 course if poss & going well on the flat. Xc exp a bonus.School master /or done a bit type to get me bk into low level jumping & having abit of low level fun. May consider younger if its not too green& a sensible type with some jumping experience.

Private home -kent. V exp rider.

Lots of hacking . Not wanting a kick, along plod, just not too wizzy or super forward. Im very exp , just not wanting quirky or wizzy busy types anymore,

Any breed- colour if buying my budget is at 8 k ish,

Won't dismiss older if sound & a few yrs of low level fun left. Home for life, will never sell
14.2-16h ish. Sorry but no ex racers& nothing too heavy / chinky as im tiny at 5.3
Price negotiable

Brandy


Ref #: 345120
  • Super to hack alone and in company.
  • Same home for the past 5 years.
  • Done all Pony club activities
£3,250
  • ISH / WB
  • Bay
  • Gelding
  • 18 years
  • 15.1 hands
  • Super to hack alone and in company.
  • Same home for the past 5 years.
  • Done all Pony club activities

Brandy has been in the same home for the past 5 years. During this time he has done all pony club activities including, camp, eventing, Hunter trials and hunting.

Brandy hacks out alone and in company and is always sane and sensible.

He is good to load, shoe and clip, no vices.

Ideally he would now suit a hacking or light hunting home for a quieter life, as this is what he enjoys best. He would however still happily jump 60/70cm if required.

5 star home a must for this much loved boy.


Wanted Small Horse / Large Pony


Ref #: 343591
  • Safe , Sane, Sensible Confidence Giver 14 hh Middleweight / chunky type - 15-2hh small horse
  • Easy to do, and safe to hack out , not spooky or scared of traffic. 8 - 16 yrs
  • Adult Lady rider seeking a best friend for hacking and low level dressage, S J and X C .
SOLD! Pony now found
  • Safe , Sane, Sensible Confidence Giver 14 hh Middleweight / chunky type - 15-2hh small horse
  • Easy to do, and safe to hack out , not spooky or scared of traffic. 8 - 16 yrs
  • Adult Lady rider seeking a best friend for hacking and low level dressage, S J and X C .
I am looking for a normal everyday type of pony / horse. Something that will carry a lightweight adult lady. Preferably about 14-2hh medium weight type or a smaller cob , maximum up to 15-2hh. I would like to be able to hack out safely on my own and with company so must be good with traffic. I would also like to be able to attend some dressage competitions, go to a local adult camp, take part in low level show jumping and maybe pop round a small X C course.

The right horse / pony will be easy to do, easy to load and be calm and sensible when out and about. An older horse would fit the bill , maybe looking to step down a gear. I can offer a very kind sympathetic home , with a vast amount of knowledge, Vet, Farrier and Pony Club D C all in immediate family.

Family farm to retire to when can no longer be ridden.

I do not want a potential Hickstead show jumper or an Olympic dressage horse , nor to go to HOYS nothing that has potential , just something that can come home with me now and get me back riding .

A sensible budget available for the right animal, possibly something that a teen has outgrown , or something that cant quite make the big fences, or a retired show horse / pony

Please phone 07766732619 if you have anything that might suit South West area but can travel within reason. Please email pics / videos via Horsequest.

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