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31st MARCH - 7th APRIL

Join us for our first virtual Easter balloon race! How far will your balloon travel across the globe in a week?

Buy a virtual balloon for just £3 before personalising its shape, colour, and helium content, then sit back and watch as it races from Mexico. First prize to the winner of the balloon that’s travelled the furthest is £100, and second prize is an Amazon Echo Dot.

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THURS 14th MARCH 2024

Thank you so much to everyone who came to our quiz night last night! It was fabulous to see so many of you, and to have a sell-out event.

Congratulations to the winning team, The Old Fossils, who scored a very impressive 75 out of a potential 90! And to the winners of the Wooden Spoon Award with a valiant score of 46, The Moody Mares.



We hope everyone enjoyed our 2023 Knole Park Ride as much as we did. 

The official photos by LRG Photography are now available to view and purchase.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.’


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