Wenlo Riding for the Disabled Association Group 'When you mount a horse your disability disappears and your abilities appear'

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Wenlo RDA Group is based at Meadow School of Riding, Bowleys Barn Farm, Stanford Road, Normanton-on-Soar, Loughborough LE12 5ER

Wenlo RDA Group offers adults and children with physical and/or learning disabilities an opportunity to ride, carriage drive and look after horses to help their health, confidence and self-esteem. We aim to teach new skills and promote independence by encouraging our riders to take charge of their horse in a safe and secure environment. Our riders can enjoy a variety of activities in addition to lessons. Some may want to compete in Regional and National events organised by RDA UK, others can enjoy riding in the beautiful countryside right on our doorstep, some riders just long to be around horses, stroking, grooming and exploring the sensory experience at their pace.

Our group is wholly dependent on our team of volunteers

You don't actually have to have any horsey or riding experience to be a volunteer as full training is given, you just need a willingness to want to help others achieve. Please contact us if you'd like to volunteer.

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Our AGM will be held in the Noshery on MONDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2023 at 7pm.

You must be a Member of Wenlo RDA to attend the AGM. If you wish to vote at the AGM you need to be a Voting Member.

Membership of Wenlo RDA is FREE.

You can read more about membership and download membership forms here.

Please return membership applications by 12 November if you wish to attend the AGM.

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Our Chair, Sharon, has a message to all our friends:

"As we begin the festive season and prepare to welcome the New Year we can take a moment to reflect on 2022 and what it has meant for Wenlo RDA."

Read the full message here.

(The message will download as a PDF)

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A message from our Chair, Sharon:

To all of the volunteers, past and present, who have made a difference and continue to make a difference to the lives of hundreds of disabled adults and children over the last 32 years: Thank you.

Read the full message here.

More pictures on our Facebook page!

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Three of our volunteers were recognised at RDA UK's 2021 annual awards ceremony: Ava (RDA Young Volunteer of the Year), Sharon (Volunteer of the Year) and Dawn (RDA UK Volunteer of the Year). They received their awards from HRH The Princess Royal, President of RDA UK.


Wenlo RDA group is  UK Registered Charity 1191961