Riding for Disabled

Barnsley RDA was originally formed in 1979 as a local branch of the national charity Riding for the Disabled. In the late 1990’s Riding for the Disabled registered as charity in their own right. Right from the formation of Barnsley RDA, we have never received any statutory funding to carry out our activities in fact; in order for us to run effectively, we have to raise in excess of £50,000 each year. Our aim is to provide disabled people with the opportunity to ride to benefit their health and well being. To provide riding for disabled children and adults.Therapeutic riding programs are popping up all over the country. 

These riding programs bring disabled children and adults together with horses in a world where disabilities can fade away, if only for a short time. Fears can be overcome, self-esteem built up, can inspire confidence and often times the programs can give control of movement via the horse to a child that has not much control.

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