Saturday, October 21, 2017

Horse Riding for the Disabled

Riding for the disabled in the UKThis busy and popular section of ABLEize provides details and links to horse riding for the disabled websites as well as carriage driving activities for disabled people of all disabilities and ages throughout the UK. Riding and equestrian sports are a therapeutic activity as well as an enjoyable experience for those with a disability or special needs, the less mobile and wheelchair users.

Riding for the disabled is not just fun, the rider gets a gentle but enjoyable workout of the hips, pelvic area and arm and leg muscles, all helping to improve balance and strength as well as being a great social activity. Trained helpers are always at hand to assist the disabled rider. Find UK wide accessible horse and pony riding centres for the disabled by browsing the websites below.

This section provides just a selection of horseriding activities for the disabled, with most being associated with the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), you may wish to also look in your own county to see if there is and accessible riding stables or Riding for the Disabled organisation near you by following this link disabled clubs and groups by county.



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Arundel Group Riding for the Disabled

Located in Arundel, West Sussex offering disabled riding sessions on Tuesday afternoons. Site highlights the session details with future events dates.

Barrow Farm

Chelmsford in Essex horse riding and carriage driving for the disabled established for more than 40 years. Highlights the benefits of riding, horse details and how to get involved.

Bedford & District Handicapped Riders Association

Set up to offer horse riding as therapy to help more 100 children throughout Bedfordshire. Find out about the assisted riding sessions and how to give it a go.

Bradbourne RDA

Offering an exciting opportunity in Kent for disabled people to enjoy horseriding and carriage driving. Site provides details of their horses, how to get involved and offers volunteer and fundraising information.

Burcott RDA

Somerset riding for the disabled. Site offers session details, horse riding and volunteering information.

Chigwell Riding Trust For Special Needs

Essex based riding for the disabled. Claims to be the oldest riding centre for people with special needs in the world.

Clwyd Special Riding Centre

An equestrian volunteer run group offering disabled people a range of horse and riding activities in Llanfynydd, near Wrexham.

Cobbes Meadow

Kent RDA charity offering individual tailored horse riding tuition. Open Monday through to Friday.

Cotswold Riding for the Disabled

Based at Prestbury Park Racecourse in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire offering riding for the disabled and activities including a Happy Hoof Club.

Elisabeth Curtis Centre

A disabled friendly purpose built riding centre on the outskirts of Bedford. View images of the horses and ponies with contact details for getting involved.

Epsom Riding For The Disabled Association

Surrey RDA centre with more than 200 volunteers and a large number of horses and ponies providing disabled people with the opportunity to ride and enjoy the horses.

Eridge RDA

East Sussex horse riding centre providing weekly horse riding opportunities for disabled people. Site includes a programme of events.

Erme Valley RDA

Devon based riding for the disabled located just off the A38. Site includes videos, images and highlights the benefits of riding for the disabled.

Follifoot Park

Harrogate, North Yorks centre providing assisted horse riding and carriage driving for disabled and special needs adults and children.

Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy's

Hampshire special needs equestrian centre offering riding for the disabled. View the horses with video clips, centre contacts and how to get involved.

Kesteven Rideability

Grantham, Lincs RDA site with an enrollment form, newsletters and contacts as well as volunteer details and future events dates.

Magpie Centre

Riding for the disabled on horses and ponies for therapy and fun as well as carriage driving and showjumping in this large and well-equipped horseriding centre in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Mid Cheshire Riding for the Disabled

Registered charity located in Ollerton, Cheshire dedicated to providing safe and fun riding activities for disabled and special needs adults and children.

Middleton Park Equestrian Centre

Equestrian centre in Leeds offering hacks, pony days, carriage driving, jumping and dressage opportunities for the disabled and non-disabled rider.

Muirfield Riding Therapy

An indoor arena located in North Berwick providing a range of therapy based horse riding activities for the disabled.

New Yatt Riding for the Disabled

Oxfordshire organisation providing assisted therapeutic horse riding to children and adults with a range of physical disabilities and special needs.


Nuneaton & North Warwickshire Equestrian, Horse Therapy and Disabled Riding Centre, caters for the disabled and non-disabled rider with 14 horses available.

Nottingham RDA

Keyworth in Notts providing horse riding for disabled and special needs children. Check out the site for details of joining in and the future horse related events.

RDA Northern Ireland

Providing details of horse riding and carriage driving for adults and children with disabilities in Northern Ireland. Site includes contacts for local ROI groups.

Redhall Riding School

Offering horse and pony riding opportunities for therapy and fun for disabled kids aqnd adults in Norfolk.

Riding for the Disabled Association

Details of more than 500 member groups throughout the UK providing the opportunity for riding and carriage driving. Includes national news and contacts.

Riding for the Disabled Glasgow Group

Opened by the Princess Royal in 1988. View class details, how to have a session and the horses and ponies at the stables.

Saffron Walden and District RDA

Providing information about their many exciting activities and opportunities for disabled riders along with information about how to volunteer with details of training days and contacts for more information about enjoying riding for the disabled.

Sheffield Group Riding for the Disabled

Offers riding at two Sheffield locations, Cowley Riding School (Holmesfield) and Smeltings Farm Riding Centre (Ringinglow).

South Bucks Riding for the Disabled Association

Offers assisted horse riding to the disabled and people with special needs. Includes contact details.

South Region RDA

Covering the areas of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire with 49 disabled horse riding groups within those counties.

Sugarloaf RDA

Orsett, Essex riding for the disabled centre with details of the sessions, blog articles and posts as well as newsletters.

Thornton Rose RDA - Midlothian

The only RDA organisation in Midlothian, Scotland. Site includes details of how to give riding with a disability a go and how to become a volunteer.

Wakefield Riding for the Disabled Association

Horse riding centre with 8 horses and ponies offering riding and carriage driving to the disabled. Includes volunteering details and how to try a session.

Wellow Group RDA

Riding for the disabled centre located in Wellow near Bath, Somerset. Offers sessions during the week for adults and children with disabilities and special needs.

Wenlo RDA

Leicestershire RDA centre offering a range of riding activities, events and competitions for disabled and special needs riders.

Wirral and Chester Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Group

Providing two riding schools offering assisted riding for the disabled at Foxes Riding School in Ledsham and Wirral Riding Centre in Ness.