02 June 2022
National Office Update


One Day Workshop on Sensory Awareness in the Equine Setting (Monday 13 June)

Come and join Rhona Harkness, Occupational Therapist, on a one-day workshop where she will introduce you to her new sensory resources to support with the facilitation of therapy and/or coaching sessions in the equine setting.

To book a place please follow the link:  https://www.myrda.org.uk/events/sensory-awareness-in-the-equine-setting/

RDA Showing Classes

In addition to the SEIB Search 4 a Star class that we hold at the RDA National Championships, we are delighted to also be offering three RDA Showing classes. These are direct entry with no need to qualify. All entries can be done on Horse Monkey (https://horsemonkey.com/). The new classes will consist of:

·       Ridden horses/ponies led (walk & trot)

·       Ridden horses/ponies unled (walk & trot)

·       Ridden horses/ponies unled (walk, trot & canter)

For more info on RDA Showing please go to our website: https://www.myrda.org.uk/runningyourgroup/showing/


National Championships merchandise now available!

Wainwrights now have the National Championship merchandise up on their website. They will also have a trade stand at the Championships where you will be able to buy their merchandise.

Purchase yours now here: https://www.wainwrightscreenprint.co.uk/rda-championships-merchandise-128-c.asp

Update from Michael Martin Photography on the National Championships

Michael Martin Photography, our official photographers for the National Championships, have said that in light of COVID-19, they will not be bringing viewing screens and advise you bring a smart tablet or phone to view and order photos. More information can be found here: https://www.myrda.org.uk/assets/Michael-Martin-Photography.pdf

Coaching Conference 2022 - Sunday 2nd October – Monday 3rd October

This year’s coaching conference is coming back as a two-day, face to face event!

On the Sunday afternoon/evening we will be utilising the conference facilities at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6YR, with inspirational speakers and workshops. On Monday, we move to The RDA National Training Centre for some practical sessions and demos.

Please put the date in your diary as invites and booking details will be launched soon, when all the speakers have been confirmed. There will be the option to attend either of the days or both.

V4V survey – Europe’s first ever volunteer survey of sport organisations.

The V4V Project has launched a first-of-its-kind survey which aims to take a deeper look into the volunteer workforce that supports sport organisations across Europe. Follow the link for the full story: https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/news/volunteering/be-a-part-of-europes-first-ever-volunteer-sur

Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V4V_Sport_Volunteering_Survey_2022

10% Discount for RDA groups at Sportsmark

Sportsmark are kindly offering RDA groups a 10% discount on their website. At the checkout, enter ‘RDA10UK’ to receive 10% off your order. Shop here: www.sportsmark.co.uk


Best wishes,


Brigitta Falcini

Communications Coordinator

Riding for the Disabled Association

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