Charity 2017 - South Bucks Riding For The Disabled Association

South Bucks RDA provides people with the opportunity to ride to benefit their health and well-being in the South Buckinghamshire area. Riding is widely recognised as an excellent form of therapy – building self-confidence, improving core strength and concentration whilst also providing recreation, education, sport, exercise – and fun!!

The Centre works with junior and adult riders with a variety of disabilities. These include learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, rheumatoid arthritis, Down’s syndrome, deafness, blindness and limb amputation. Parents comment on how riding has improved their child’s physio and core strength and/or their focus and concentration.

South Bucks RDA receives no Government or Lottery funding so relies on donations and the commitment of volunteers and sponsors to offer life-changing opportunities for its riders.

The centre is based in the village of Fulmer, hosted by Diane Redfern, the Centre’s Chairman and supporter of RDA and Paralympian dressage for many years.

Local schools bring pupils for lessons Tuesday to Thursday during term time. Some 40+ more independent riders attend either one to one or group sessions, largely at weekends, throughout the year. South Bucks District Concil also sponsors 2 or 3 sessions each week during the summer holidays for children who do not have access to schools’ programmes – or who just want to try riding out.

"Funds raised will be used for urgent replacement and repairs to the post and rails fencing around the Centre’s fields to ensure the security and safety of our horses and ponies" said Helen Burt, SBRDA Centre Manager. "We are extremely grateful for Chiltern Shakespeare Company’s audiences’ support to help us maintain this wonderful facility for local children and adults with disabilities."

For more information please contact Gina Bailey on
01753 662796 or email

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