- 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.
Cavalier RDA Centre in mid Shropshire
Looking to loan or potentially purchase a15.2-16hh, 13.2 and 11-12hh (gelding) for use at the state of the art Cavalier Centre in mid Shropshire. Will be used for RDA sessions, hacks, training days, competitions and possible in hand/groundwork. Must be sane with a good trainable temperament and able to pass a minimum of a two-stage vetting. At Cavalier Centre equine welfare is our top priority with equines having a varied lifestyle, regular visits from healthcare professionals with loan agreements in place where applicable. The Centre has BHS Highly Commended , Local Authority Five Star rating and is a member of the National Equine Welfare Council.
Check us out at www.cavaliercentre.org.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to find out more.
RDA National Training Centre in Warwickshire
Please contact Charlotte Williams email@example.com
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.
Cranleigh RDA Group
Contact: Anthea Dickson firstname.lastname@example.org – 07973 701908
We are looking for suitable horses to join us at our yard in the Surrey Hills. To buy, loan or gift - Must be open to vetting.
At least 9 years old. No vices
15hh - 15.3hh weight-bearing horses/cobs, gelding preferred
Safe ride with good/sensible temperament
Kind and patient on the ground and for mounting and dismounting.
Good on lead rein and not fazed by sudden noises.
Reliable and safe out hacking.
5* home awaits. Trial preferred but not essential if right horse.
Gaddesden Place RDA
If you know of a horse that might be suitable please call Louise on 01442 246924 or 07445 292680
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.
Saxon Group RDA, based in Wiltshire
Please contact Jo on 07397572294 or email@example.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.
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
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.
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 / HORSE
CONTACT - email@example.com 07931 688590
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.
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.
Barrow Farm RDA, based in Chelmsford, Essex
Contact: 01277 822927 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.