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Veterans: Ponies

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. 


Kenwoods Linnet


Ref #: 339384
  • Pony club pony
  • Genuine schoolmaster
  • Lovely little mare perfect if wanting a quality brood mare
£4,500 ONO
  • Welsh Section B
  • Dun
  • Mare
  • 16 years
  • 12 hands
  • Pony club pony
  • Genuine schoolmaster
  • Lovely little mare perfect if wanting a quality brood mare

Linnie is a chunky build so takes up the leg.more suited to a hunting , hacking all rounder type of home , she has been well schooled and is balanced in all three paces , shows great attitude to work .jumps round a small course for fun always ears forward and loves it .

Totally wasted with us now has done her job. She is as bombproof as they come and is not spooky.

Good to do in always clip ,shoe etc upto date wth vaccines .She will live in or out with mares or geldings.

No health issues and open to vet . Must go to a 5* home please no time wasters .


Super Sox


Ref #: 341941
  • confidence giver
  • Loves Cuddles
  • Super Safe
£6,000 neg
  • Sports Pony
  • Bay
  • Gelding
  • 20 years
  • 13.2 hands
  • confidence giver
  • Loves Cuddles
  • Super Safe

Yearly LEASE Available
to stay close to current yard. Hampshire

Would suit a 6/7yr old -11yr old rider.
We have no words as this 138 pony Sox is one in a million and has taught my daughter soo much.. Sox now needs a quieter life and to have some fun with a young rider that wants to gain confidence in the ring.

Sox is 20 so no spring chicken but still has plenty to give and is as safe as they come.

*Hacks alone and in company
*Travels well
*huge confidence giver
*Honest and safe
*loves cuddles

Looking for a young jockey to have some fun and learn the ropes.

07545627813


One Cool Star, 14hh Pony for sale


Ref #: 341929
  • Loves to jump
  • Mannerly
£2,750 ONO
  • Irish Sports Pony
  • Coloured
  • Gelding
  • 19 years
  • 14 hands
  • Loves to jump
  • Mannerly

Sadly for sale, Star is a forward going pony and loves to compete, however, we feel he is ready to step down a level now.

Star loves to jump and can do a lovely dressage test, he is very well behaved at competitions and is a kind and well mannered pony on the ground.

No vices and good to hack, clip, shoe and load, Star would suit a competent child or small adult. Please contact me for more info/videos.

Priced to sell as we have a new horse.


Top quality show pony


Ref #: 338691
  • HOYS placed
  • Show winner on numerous occasions in UK and Ireland
£3,000 ONO
  • Welsh Part Bred
  • Bay
  • Mare
  • 16 years
  • 122 cm (LHC)
  • HOYS placed
  • Show winner on numerous occasions in UK and Ireland

Caridines Marquise is a top class show pony. She has been placed twice at HOYS and has won or been placed at numerous shows through her career from lead rein to first ridden.

She has a super step and just floats over the ground.

She has a kind nature on the ground.

She has been out of proper work for well over a year.

She has no lumps bumps or vices

Open to vetting

Based in the west of Ireland

WhatsApp for vidoes and more photos

Lowland Pizzaz
Caridines M’Lady Fofsway Nobility

Fun all round pony club pony


Ref #: 341156
£6,000 ONO
  • New Forest
  • Bay
  • Gelding
  • 17 years
  • 13.1 hands

Tentatively looking for a new home home

Rolo is a 13.1hh New Forest gelding.

Takes up the leg so would also suit a small adult.

17 years young. He’s been there and done it. He’s taken my daughter from being a nervous rider to flying around cross country courses one handed!

He loves hacking, jumping, cross country, beach rides, hunting! He attends pony club regularly, camps, clinics. You name it hes done it! He will give you his everything!

He loads and travels well, is easy to do, will live in or out but does need to live with company, he does not like being alone. He will hack, travel and go out on his own just doesn’t like living in his own.

We feel Rolo is happiest jumping up to 60/70, he will jump single fences higher but course wise we feel the smaller ones are where he is the happiest.

Only selling due to daughter ready to move up to the next stage.

He will only go to the very best home, it’s a very sad sale of a fab little pony we have had the pleasure of owning!

Hundreds of photos and videos on request.

Serious enquiries only please

Tack and rugs included


School master pony


Ref #: 341039
  • Loves to hack out alone or in company
  • Good to shoe, load , traffic .
  • Lovely floating canter
SOLD!
  • Welsh Section B
  • Chestnut
  • Mare
  • 18 years
  • 12 hands
  • Loves to hack out alone or in company
  • Good to shoe, load , traffic .
  • Lovely floating canter
Sec b mare great real alrounder , forward safe ride , never bucked or reared . Done showing , pony club and jumping etc . Good to load and travel .

Her only down side is she’s grumpy to tack up and needs an adult older child to do this . She is fine when rider is on board and good with traffic etc .
Blaenpentre parry
Rhoson pur

60-70 Schoolmaster


Ref #: 340883
  • Amazing around all farm machinery and animals.
  • Produces a lovely dressage test scoring sub 30’s every time.
  • Fabulous jumper who loves his job.
£4,500
  • Dutch Warmblood
  • Skewbald
  • Gelding
  • 20 years
  • 14.2 hands
  • Amazing around all farm machinery and animals.
  • Produces a lovely dressage test scoring sub 30’s every time.
  • Fabulous jumper who loves his job.

Hooray Henrik - For sale 148cm allrounder

Henrik is a super pony club/Eventing pony who has taken a novice rider up the levels giving her confidence along the way, even though he is 20 this year he still has so much to give.

He produces a lovely dressage test scoring low 30’s every time but also loves his jumping but is now ready to step down to 70-80. He always has a level head in open spaces and when out hacking whether in groups or by himself.

He has been to pony club camp, area competitions and fun rides being a pleasure to take out and compete.

He’s a true been there got the T-shirt type of pony that still has lots to give for his next partner in crime. He is perfect around kids, dogs, large machinery and farm animals which makes him a super easy pony to have around.

His only vice is that he will only travel sideways, or backwards facing but apart from that is good as gold.

He is now looking for a 5* home to go on his next adventure with. Tack and wardrobe included.

If interested contact 07572 034744


Happy hack / pony club pony


Ref #: 340963
  • 'Rushmoor Safari'
  • A great all rounder that loves abit of everything
£3,500 ONO
  • New Forest
  • Grey
  • Gelding
  • 18 years
  • 14.2 hands
  • 'Rushmoor Safari'
  • A great all rounder that loves abit of everything

14.1/2 hh 18 years old (don’t let that scare you) Safari is a great all rounder that loves abit of everything he can jump a course of 70/80 and tries his best in all disciplines.

Safari likes to keep a varied work pattern and doesn’t like to go in the same arena day in day out, he loved to be ridden in a field and is good to hack.

Safari would suit a competent and confident teenager/ small adult.

Safari if good to clip,bath and trim (he is barefoot and has been his whole life) and is up to date with vaccinations.

Safari loved to be groomed and fussed and have attention. He can take a couple of minutes to load if not regularly going out and about however takes no more then 10 minutes with patients and a polo.

He comes with all tack and wardrobe.

Feel free to give me a call or message for more info / endless of photos and videos - 07973 756851


Mothers dream leadrein pony


Ref #: 340675
  • Complete lr competition schoolmaster
  • Steady, polite and mannerly
SOLD! Roo is now with his lovely new family and we can’t wait to see their adventures together!
  • Welsh Section A
  • Grey
  • Gelding
  • 19 years
  • 12 hands (LHC)
  • Complete lr competition schoolmaster
  • Steady, polite and mannerly
Deposit has been taken after the first viewer came this morning. My phone has not stopped and have been totally inundated so I apologise if I haven’t got back to you.
We wish Roo and Willow the happiest of wishes for their next chapter together.

Heartbreaking sale of the most wonderful pony! Cairngorm Commando 12hh grey sec A gelding.

He has been in the family for 4 yrs, previously owned by my sister and after searching forever, I purchased him last year for my 7 year old to have fun when her pony had to unexpectedly retire. My daughter has now moved onto my sons pony so Roo now needs to go and teach another little tot to ride.

At 19yrs Roo has been there and got the t-shirt and that’s why I bought him. I needed something to give my daughter confidence jumping as he will jump anything put in front of him. Roo has previously been to hoys on the Leadrein and wow he can still move. He sits and goes and does the most beautiful show. Last summer we went to the veteran championships, winning all his classes and taking Emily into all evening performances with no work, calmers or plugs! He truly was amazing. Whilst he can move, he will go as steady or fast as the leader asks him to go. He does not mind tiny tots learning to up downs and has regularly been used for their friends to have ride on when over for play dates, all of them getting off with huge smiles on their faces.

He took Emily to pony club camp last summer off lr and I couldn’t believe it when she came back telling me everything she had jumped! He has completed all that is ever been asked of him although he can be lazy off lr and therefore isn’t a fyfr for a tiny jockey. My daughter is a capable, gusty, tight rider and they have totally clicked- she was only 7 but is a good jockey. He has a very bouncy canter and wouldn’t be suitable off lr for a novice rider.

Roo loves his jumping but can get bored flat work and wouldn’t enjoy going around and around in the same arena everyday.

He is fab to hack and not bothered by any vechicles.

He is a very mannerly pony and stands like a rock to be shod,clipped and polished for the show ring! He can be a typical cheeky pony to catch but we leave his head collar on and take treats and this hasn’t been a problem. Roo in a previous life, was badly treated and can be nervous with new people until he trusts you.

Roo is very very loved and will not go to just any home. Emily is too big on the lr and after being told the picture isn’t there by judges, Roo now needs to find a new home. We are heartbroken to be saying goodbye to this unicorn of a pony!

Homes will be throughly vetted as this pony is very special to us and owners must stay in contact with us. We have tones of photos and videos of Roo which can be sent after serious enquires!

Please no time wasters as this is a heartbreaking sale for the whole family.

Gorgeous PC games pony


Ref #: 339669
  • Keen and enthusiastic
  • Easy to keep
  • Much loved family pony
£3,000 neg
  • Riding Pony
  • Bay
  • Gelding
  • 21 years
  • 13 hands
  • Keen and enthusiastic
  • Easy to keep
  • Much loved family pony

Nugget is a 13hh bay gelding, aged 21 but thinks he’s still 10. Very easy to keep, lives out all year, good for farrier, vet, catch, load etc

He’s had a varied life, done a fair bit of showing as a working hunter in his younger days, all pony club activities including eventing, polocrosse and games.

The last few months we have focused on games as we feel this is his future


FOR SALE - TOP CLASS


Ref #: 339686
  • Incredibly EASY to do in every respect
  • Fabulous Mother Daughter Share
  • SUPER SAFE!
£7,750
  • Welsh Section D
  • Black Roan
  • Stallion
  • 15 years
  • 14.2 hands
  • Incredibly EASY to do in every respect
  • Fabulous Mother Daughter Share
  • SUPER SAFE!

Registered Welsh D. Absolute dream horse, he's bombroof and anybody's ride.

Outstanding temperament, handled and ridden daily by two girls, one 12 and one 14 year old.

Will stable anywhere, graze alone or next to others, fab to catch, lead load, handle and ride 100% in every way!!!

Has been to Pony Club who have endorsed his temperament to be ridden by a child.

Totally versatile, just LOVES to work, Will Hunt, jump , show, hack and is totally unfazed by anything!

Concors, Evening performances, Champs, he has done it All ! Stud possibly too, he is a rare colour and has foals on ground. 

Competed in driven classes 

Been Shown with a 3rd last year at Royal Windsor in D Class.

At 15 years old this boy has SO much to give, only for sale as rider has now moved in to Plaited horses to do Dressage.

He can be ANYTHING you want him to be. 

Totally versatile in every way!

Sad Sad sale 


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