RDA's 50th Anniversary

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of fun, therapy and achievement through horses

RDA is 50 this year and we hope you will want to join in the celebrations. There are lots of events and activities throughout the year so please get involved if you can.

Celebration week

RDA was officially formed in October 1969, so we are making the week of 30th September – 6th October “Celebration Week”. We are encouraging all RDA Groups to do something during that week to mark the occasion and celebrate our 50 years. If you’re stuck for inspiration, click here for a list of ideas for fun sessions, fundraisers and more.

Gatcombe 2019

Musical Ride 4th Aug

We had a fantastic day for our Musical ride, warm and sunny.  This being RDA's 50th anniversary the theme for the music was Gold.  The coordination/planning by Sue Mack and the music by Keith Edwards was superb.  Even though the ponies tried to muck up the timings by pausing for a wee at inopportune times it was a brilliantly 

executed ride. Everyone had a lot of fun doing it and were very pleased to receive their rosettes and sashes from Princess Anne. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped to make all this happen, you're the best!  Well done everyone!

National Championships

Hartpury 2019

What a great set of results from those competing from the Mid West! Many congratulations to all who took part.  Fifty-nine riders represented the Mid West, we had entries in showjumping, pairs dressage, dressage and Countryside Challenge, not to mention Arts and Crafts and Best Turned Out.

It was a fabulous weekend and we hope to see you all next year!

National Results