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RDA Horse Riding

 

 

Sadly we say goodbye to lovely Gorda who has been with us for nearly 3 years. In December she went back to her owner  Olivia for a well earned rest. We will all miss her as she was a big part of our riding team. We wish her a long and happy retirement

 

                                                                                         

 

 

 

Dotty is a Welsh Cob, 24 years of age and also 15 hands high. She has spent 5 years at Sandhurst Military College in their riding school helping the officers to ride. She also has a gentle nature and is ideal for our many riders. Picture below:  Dotty being ridden by Mark

 

         

 

Rory: After nearly two years with us our lovely Rory will be retiring in December for a well earned rest. He is going back to his owner Helen who is also one of our RDA Riding Coaches. We all wish him a long and happy retirement.

 

'Perry' is our new pony for RDA approved horse riding. He is an ex polo pony about 19 years old with a wonderful calm and peaceful nature. He arrived early May 2017 and has now settled into his new home at the Centre and started taking riding sessions.  He is going to be a very popular pony.    

              

                                                          

 

 

  We have vacancies for our RDA riding lessons if you are interested please contact us for further information.

     

        

    

 

We are associated with The Riding for the Disabled Association and fully insured. The riding arena is purpose built and secure with a covered roof and lighting.  We cater for disabled users and those with special needs with specialised mounting facilities for horse riding.

 

 

Benefits:

Users are encouraged to interact and develop their potential which results in the following outcomes:

*Improved physical and mental well being

*Learning

*Sense of achievement

*Happiness

Many users are initially afraid of horses but with encouragement this fear is overcome and when they finally learn to ride a horse, their improved confidence and sense of achievement is very clear to see.

*Feedback from users, includes the following:

*Brings a new dimension to a restricted life

*Provides a positive, unique and enjoyable activity

*Has therapeutic benefit

*Fosters a sense of achievement

 

Equipment & clothing:

We can provide hats if required but all riders need to wear sensible shoes or boots with a small heel, wellington boots are ideal. 

 

Fees:

From 1st January 2017

Weekdays: £15.00 per session

Saturdays: £18.00 per session  

This fee also applies to new riders for their first riding session which is an induction/assessment session.

A cancellation fee of the the cost of the session is payable if a riding session is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

 

Cash only payable at time of the riding session.  No cards, cheques or invoicing.  

The charity does not have an admin for processing fees.    

Riding fees help subsidise the cost of providing this expensive activity.

 

How to apply:

Email: newrider@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org for Application Form

 

The first riding lesson will be an assessment for which normal riding fees apply.  

 

                                       

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