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SUMMER  BALL

Our  fundraising Summer Ball will be held at the Plough Inn Barn, Hildenborough, on Saturday 7th June 2014. Click here for details and tickets.

RUG THEFTS

The recent theft of rugs from our ponies in the field has resulted in an amazing outpouring of goodwill and generosity. We're not able to thank everyone individually so we'd like to take this opportunity to say a huge Thank You to all the kind people who have helped provide our ponies with replacement rugs.

WAR HORSE 2013

In November 2013 the Kent Riders motorcycling group, long-time supporters or Bradbourne RDA, visited ten World War One cemeteries including the Menin Gate where they were part of the evening’s events.

Their  aim was to raise money to help in the purchase of a new horse for Bradbourne RDA and to remember the eight million plus horses lost in the first World War.

A moving video of their trip can be seen on YouTube here

2013 NEWSLETTER - please click here to open our 2013 Newsletter.

Our Aim

The object of the Riding for the Disabled Association is to give the opportunity of riding or driving to any disabled person who might benefit in their general health and well being.  Working across the spectrum of disabilities, age range, social status and urban and rural environments, our focus is to help each individual to derive a direct therapeutic benefit and to achieve their personal goal.

At our base at Bradbourne Riding and Training Centre in Sevenoaks, Kent we have:

  » Acres of fields and woodland
  » Indoor school
  » About 14 horses and ponies of various shapes and sizes
  » 10 Instructors and over 100 helpers

We have over 250 registered riders and carriage drivers of whom more than 120 ride or drive each week.

All of our ponies are suitable age and temp
erament and have been carefully selected for RDA work.

All of wh
ich enables us to offer a wide range of activities associated with horses and ponies, including:

  » Riding sessions
 
» Carriage driving sessions
 
» Summer camps


Clubhouse Project

Our clubhouse plays an essential part in our activities and is used for training sessions and social events as well as being the hub of our day-to-day activities and summer camps.

Thanks to generous grants from a number of individuals and organisations, we have finally (June 2011) been able to re-build our clubhouse.  We now have a building to be proud of which will serve us well for many years to come.

The equipping of the clubhouse has been funded by a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and we should like to acknowledge
all the generous donations we have received for this project which have enabled us to purchase a fantastic new clubhouse and equip it. 

Special mention should go to:

» Bailey Thomas Charitable Trust

» Bernard Sunley Charitable Trust

» Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust

» Cory Environmental Trust  

» Henry Smith Charitable Trust

» Rooney Foundation

» The Wolfson Foundation

» Wooden Spoon Society

» National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund



Bradbourne Group Riding for the Disabled Association
Bradbourne Riding and Training Centre, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3DH
Registered in England & Wales No. 06334299 as a Company Limited by Guarantee
Registered Charity No. 1122480
A member group of the Riding for the Disabled Association Incorporating Carriage Driving