Welcome to the RDA Nottingham Group

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Here at the Nottingham Group of Riding for the Disabled, we are a happy and friendly group providing riding lessons for children on Thursdays during term time.* We are based at Lings Lane Riding Stables in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire. We hire our fabulous pony friends from the venue 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. 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 wellbeing and to achieve their goals. Through their riding sessions, our riders can improve confidence, balance, co-ordination and concentration leading to greater independence and self-esteem. Working with the ponies and volunteers helps the riders develop their social and communication skills whilst all the time having FUN!

riding for the disabled awards

Rosettes & certificates at our Awards Day. Well done to all our riders. More here.

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Learn all about what happens at the RDA Nottingham Group.

pony love

Browse our photo gallery and see what happens at the Nottingham RDA.

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Information for members of Riding for the Disabled - Nottingham Group.

rda nottingham volunteers

Learn about what's involved in becoming a volunteer for our group.

pony love

Learn how the children benefit from riding with our group.

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Meet some of our popular ponies without whom none of this would be possible.

rda nottingham volunteering

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.

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!  You can contact us here.

"Often what we consider to be the smallest improvement can produce the biggest change in the rider’s' life".

*PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in riding lessons, we are only able to offer riding lessons on Thursdays during school term time for children up to 16 years old.  For more information on riding or carriage driving for an older child or an adult please refer to www.northmidlandsrda.org.uk

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