Great Yorkshire Show To Celebrate Life-Changing Work Of RDA

 In 2021

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) will feature for the first time at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show. With demonstrations of the inspirational activities supported by the charity, including show jumping, dressage and ‘Countryside Challenge’, visitors will see first-hand the life-changing impact of RDA on disabled people of all ages.

Riders and horses from eight RDA groups in the region will entertain visitors with a display on the morning of Thursday 15 July. RDA will also have a stand providing information, raising awareness of the charity’s work and highlighting the need for volunteers and funds as it recovers from lockdown.

RDA Regional Chair for Yorkshire & Cleveland, John Chuter says: “We are delighted to be able to raise awareness of our work in this way. This has been an unprecedented year for RDA, with all our groups around the UK having to close. This has had a devastating impact on our riders and carriage drivers, and restricted our ability to raise funds. Now we are working as hard as possible to reopen all our groups and welcome back riders. We look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand, and hope they will come away inspired to help us in any way they can.”

Claire Pope, RDA County Coach for North Yorkshire adds: “Having been closed for so long during lockdown, practicing for the show has given our riders something to look forward to and work towards. It is a great opportunity for them to show what they can achieve, and help to raise awareness of the many benefits of our activities.”

RDA will be at stand 083 and the display will take place on the morning of Thursday 15 July in the Ridings Ring.


About RDA

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through horse riding, carriage driving and hippotherapy. Through a network of around 500 volunteer groups throughout the UK, RDA provides opportunities for therapy, achievement and enjoyment, improving health, wellbeing and self-confidence, and benefiting mobility and co-ordination.

  • RDA brings together 500 volunteer groups throughout the UK
  • More than 25,000 adults and children enjoy the benefits of riding or carriage driving
  • Each year more than 18,000 dedicated volunteers give a total of more than 3.5 million hours of their time

RDA is reliant on voluntary help, donations and legacies to deliver its services. Please donate now at

RDA is a charity registered in England and Wales (No: 244108) and Scotland (No: SC039473).

For more information:

Please contact Caroline Ward, Head of Communication & Insight, RDA UK or 01926 405968

Riding for the Disabled will take centre stage at the Great Yorkshire Show

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