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We are delighted to be re-opening on Monday 12th April and inviting back a few of our individual riders while the extensive Covid precautions still in place prevent us being able to welcome everyone back. 

We continue to follow the Government updates and RDA UK advice closely, working towards being able to fully open to every rider and carriage driver later in 2021.  Details and individual invitations will be circulated when it is safe and appropriate.



"Knole Park Estate has informed us that they will not be allowing any events in the park this year.  Knole Park has had huge visitor numbers, not all of whom have treated the park with kindness, and the Estate team wish to give the park, its wildlife and its special habitats a chance to recover.  

This inevitably means that we will not be able to hold our fundraising ride in October 2021.  The ride committee are all disappointed but understand Knole Estate’s decision and hope to be able to run the ride in the Autumn of 2022"

- Kate Fredou, Ride Organiser

We are so appreciative of all your contributions through this challenging year to ensure the continuation of the Group, with time given to help when requested to so many fundraising initiatives from bake sales to energetic challenges to giving up birthday monies. 


Thank you to everyone who supported the Captain’s Charity Day from sponsors and prize donors to players and everyone who bid on the auction and bought raffle prizes, and particularly to Myles the Captain who led an amazing year of fundraising despite all the restrictions.


We were delighted to be successful in our applications for funding support from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, and the Sport England Community Emergency Fund, and for the contribution from the KCC Combined Members Grant to help us feed and care for our ponies while closed during spring and summer.


Bradbourne Group Riding for the Disabled Association has been awarded Best Disability Sports Centre – Kent in the SME News Southern Enterprise Awards 2020.  The judges highlighted the Group had ‘demonstrated excellence, commitment, and dedication even in the face of uncertainty, and after overcoming such disruption, we believe more than ever, should be recognised.’


The Group has now achieved the Quality Mark from the Charity Excellence Framework through which ongoing health checks of the charity’s quality systems and governance will be assessed.


We are now registered with Easyfundraising which means you can raise FREE donations for us every time you shop online.  Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate to us when you use Easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to yourself.  It only takes a moment to sign up and tick for reminders here.


Recent research has shown that volunteering with RDA has huge mental and physical benefits for volunteers as well as participants.

Why not get in touch and find out for yourself?

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Our Aim

The objective 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
-  Over 100 volunteers including 15 coaches

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 

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