Nottingham Group RDA
Welcome to the website for Nottingham Group RDA.
The Nottingham Group RDA were very proud to present Bristol (chestnut pony on the left of the picture) with a long service medal on 9 July 2015. She is a real character, and is wonderful with the children; a much loved member of our group.
We are a happy and friendly group based at Lings Lane Riding Stables in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire on Thursdays, where we provide riding lessons for children.
We hire our fabulous pony friends from the venue where we meet but we have our own tack and equipment. Riding takes place in an outdoor all-weather arena and along adjoining bridleways and in fields so our riders experience the magic of the countryside.
We are all dedicated volunteers and we come in all shapes and sizes, ages and backgrounds but we pride ourselves that we work well as a happy and successful team to provide our riders with the opportunity to ride to benefit their health and well being, and to achieve their goals.
Through their riding sessions, our riders can improve their confidence, balance, co-ordination and concentration leading to greater independence and self-esteem. Working with the ponies and the volunteers helps the riders develop their social and communication skills whilst all the time having FUN!
Like all RDA groups, we are a charity run by a committee of group trustees and rely on fund raising and donations for running the group and buying equipment. We are very grateful to all our supporters without whom our work could not continue.
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Please browse our website to find out more about us and how you could become involved. You do not need any prior knowledge of horses or children but a love of cakes ( or chocolate ) is an advantage and a willingness to help our children to enjoy their riding and achieve their goals is a must !
Nottingham Group (charity number 1001924) is a member of Riding for the Disabled Association incorporating Carriage Driving.