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In the Yorkshire and Cleveland Region we have 22 groups throughout the counties of West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Cleveland with over 1,000 riders each week. The riders come along to enjoy the experience of riding or carriage driving, with opportunities to learn a new skill as well as entering competitions or perhaps taking an RDA holiday.
This is made possible due to the commitment of more than 700 volunteers who regularly and cheerfully give up their free time to ensure that our riders get pleasure and a sense of achievement from their RDA lessons.
We aim to ensure that all our riders and carriage drivers receive professional tuition related to their personal capabilities and ambitions. We work closely with physiotherapists to allow every individual to aim for attainable goals, some modest some far more ambitious. This combines to bring a new dimension to often restricted lives, encourages independence and does much to improve a wide range of medical conditions.
Our success is down to a combination of people and ponies working together and believing that anything is possible and above all HAVING FUN!
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Her name is Sharon Maiden.
More details about her role and how to contact her can be found on the News and Events Page.
Jeanette Wheeler organised a talk by Fiona Hainsworth on
If anyone missed it but would like to see what Fiona said, click the link to view her powerpoint from the talk.
To Charlotte Seth from the Haworth Group who was awarded Rider of the Year at the Gala Awards in October
Also to Hunky Dory, owned by Claire Robinson and an RDA pony at the Stokesley Group, for his great win at the Horse of the Year Show in the SEIB Working Pony of the Year