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RDA AUTUMN HALF-TERM

RDA half-term week will be 27th - 31st October.

Please see the bottom of the What's On page for timetable changes.

2014 KNOLE PARK RIDE

Thank you to all volunteers & riders for another great Knole Park Ride on 4th October.

Event photos now available to purchase. Click on Picture Search at http://www.animalimages.org.uk. The Knole Ride photos are at the bottom of the list of events.

2015 GOLF DAY 

Our 2015 charity Golf Day will be on Friday 24th April at the prestigious Wildernesse Club. Click here for more information.

WAR HORSE 2013

In November 2013 the Kent Riders motorcycling group, long-time supporters of Bradbourne RDA, visited ten World War One cemeteries including the Menin Gate. 

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

 

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 200 registered riders and carriage drivers of whom more than 120 ride or drive each week.

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

All of which 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, in June 2011 we were finally 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 was 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 received for this project which 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