The first session of Safeguarding Training this year has been confirmed for Wed 1st Apr at Muirfield RDA Group and will run from 6-9pm.     

The location, date and time might not suit all but other sessions will be organised.

There are spaces available for up to 25 volunteers to attend and whilst there is a demand from Muirfield Group, spaces are available to other Groups who might have Safeguarding Officers, Coaches, Coaches in Training who require to attend a face to face session. As a reminder Safeguarding Officers and Coaches must do their first course face to face, then they can do the e-learning after 3 years. Then when that expires after another 3 years they must do a face to face course again.

If you have anyone who needs to attend the training on 1st Apr please e-mail Kim and Susan Law giving the individuals name, role and a contact telephone number (in case of last minute changes).

A further note will follow on Safeguarding and First Aid training to ascertain who across the Region needs this training in 2020.






On Wednesday 5th February, members from Kirkcudbright Inner Wheel presented Galloway RDA with a cheque for £400. The Inner Wheel nationally has over 14,000 members in GB and Northern Ireland and they have chosen Riding for the Disabled as their charity of the year supporting RDA groups both locally and on a national level.

Speaking on behalf of Kirkcudbright Inner Wheel Barbara Hawksfield (Chairman) said she was delighted that the local branch of the Inner Wheel could support the excellent work carried out by Galloway RDA for both children and adults within the Kirkcudbright area.

The members enjoyed watching and talking to the riders from Borgue and Kirkcudbright High and Primary Schools and RDA volunteers and Instructors were also on hand to answer any questions. Our lovely ponies also received lots of attention.

Tricia Keith, Chairman, Galloway RDA thanked the members of Kirkcudbright Inner Wheel for their support and generosity and the money received will help fund activities and events planned for 2020/21.



14 February 2020RDA Dressage Judges’ Training Day - SCOTLAND

RDA Dressage Judges’ Training Day - SCOTLAND

Glasgow RDA, Sandyflat, Summerston G23 5NA

Sunday 29th March 2020

Hosted by John Robinson


We’re pleased to announce that RDA will be hosting the next Dressage Judges’ training day in Glasgow, on Sunday 29th March 2020. The final programme will be available very soon, but we are now taking reservations for places at this important event, for all current and prospective judges.


Whilst open to any interested RDA/BD Dressage reps, coaches, volunteers and riders, RDA Dressage Judge training days are essential for anyone wanting to become an RDA Dressage Judge - and are also currently a requirement for those also wishing to become a British Dressage Para Judge.

There will be no charge for attending the training – if you wish to book a place please complete and return this form to Marissa (marisa@rda.org.uk) either by post, or by return email, before Monday 16th March.



14 February 2020BEF/ BD Para Classification Hub - SCOTLAND

BEF/ BD Para Classification Hub - SCOTLAND

Glasgow RDA, Sandyflat, Summerston G23 5NA

Sunday 15th March 2020

British Dressage Scotland is currently working with the BEF to host a para classification hub at Glasgow RDA, on Sunday 15th March. This is the first such opportunity for quite some time, and as such we’d strongly recommend any riders interested in being classified at this event to contact Emma Stewart, British Dressage RDO (Scotland), to find out more: Emma.Stewart@BritishDressage.co.uk / Tel: 07584 147258



26 January 2020National Championships

National Championships 2020

The RDA National Championships is RDA’s flagship event, bringing together in excess of 500 competitors of all abilities in events including Carriage Driving, Countryside Challenge, Dressage, Showjumping, Vaulting and Showing.

Year on year the Championships has grown with 2019 seeing record figures. The RDA National Championships is bigger than the Paralympics and Para World Championships combined. In previous years it has proved a springboard for the Paralympics, with many of the Team GBR riders having competed with us.

The RDA National Championships is held at Hartpury University & Hartpury College in Gloucestershire during July each year. Riders must first qualify at a Regional Qualifier in one of our 18 regions, these usually take place through April & May but do start as early as September the previous year.  Riders from all over the country compete at the Championships and come away with a sense of achievement, great confidence, new friends – not to mention the odd rosette!

2020 Event

We are delighted to announce that the dates for the 2020 RDA National Championships are Friday 10th – Sunday 12th July 2020


Fiona Harris

National Office

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