Digswell Place Group RDA
Who we are
Digswell Place Group Riding for the Disabled Association
Through horse-riding and horse care activities, we provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to children and adults with a variety of disabilities. Riders gain physiological & physiotherapy benefits of exercise in the open air and mental health benefits from; learning a new skill, increased self-confidence & independence.
Operating from purpose built volunteer led facilities, provided exclusively for charitable purposes, we offer outdoor riding and horse care sessions for children and adults with disabilities.
Where there is capacity, and with consideration to our Equine Welfare Policy, we try to support any adult or child with a mental or physical disability who may benefit.
Rider applicants are assessed in line with the practices set out by RDA UK, to ensure that it is safe and beneficial for them to participate.
Our horses & ponies provide riding sessions either in the outdoor arena or in the adjacent woods. Sessions are run by RDA UK Accredited volunteer coaches and volunteer helpers, trained to RDA UK standards, on weekdays during school term. Sessions are attended by groups from local specialist schools, privately by adults and children who are supported in attending from mainstream schools or colleges.
The true cost of riding with Digswell Place RDA is not passed to the rider. Every session is subsidised by our own fundraising activities. We aim to be an affordable, inclusive and accessible organisation. Bursaries are available to offset all or part of a rider’s contribution so that financial hardship is not a barrier to benefiting from our activities.