Division Group member of RDA Send us an email Send us an email Join our Facebook group Join our Facebook group Please donate and leave a message Send us an email Send us an email Send us an email Send us an email Registered Charity No. 1141360 (Please note our charity used to be known as Abingdon Group RDA with charity number 1074161, this charity ceased to exist in 2014 when it was replaced with the current incorporated form of RDA Abingdon Ltd (with the charity number 1141360). (A Group Member of the Riding for the Disabled Association incorporating Carriage Driving, Registered Company No 5010395, Registered Charity No, 244108) Abingdon RDA twinned with Kenya RDA
Abingdon RDA
Offering riding opportunities to disabled people in Oxfordshire and beyond.
Cheeky Charlie - a well-chosen name.  Charlie came to us in 2002 and was born in 1989.  He gives our small riders some lovely rides but can cause leaders some problems when they bring him up from the field. Concentration is the key!
Lovely pony Riding for Disabled
Our horses are all very different characters - matched carefully with our riders.
A fun pony for RDA
Polo is a 13.1 welsh-cross strawberry roan.  He is almost grey in the summer and has a much darker flecked coat in the winter.  Polo came to us after having some fun and experience as a Pony Club all-rounder.  It is best to keep calm and quiet with Polo - he has some good memories that he would sometimes like to refresh.  Polo is a great fun ride who also loves kisses and cuddles. 
Beautiful ride for disabled youngsters and adults
Candy - loves the boys and is a real beauty.  She is a great favourite with the volunteers and riders but can be a bit of a handful when led down to the field after day in the yard.
Mr Brown is an extremely popular ride.  He had some early problems with lameness but seems to be over it now, thanks to a bit of tender loving care and therapy.
Speckles was 5 years old when we bought him in 2000.  He rides and drives and excels in everything.   Everyone loves to ride him – he is the perfect pony.  Speckles is the one to use for a suitable rider to have their first canter!
Jim Bob 14.2 and 6 years old (2016).  Jim Bob came from a riding school where he was competing with the younger riders, doing sponsored rides and taking nervous adults out on hacks.
Bryn is our smallest pony but he walks out beautifully - short legs don’t necessarily mean slow!  Bryn is a cheerful chap who is ideal for our smaller riders.
Jasper, purchased in May 2017 (12years old at the time), 13hh.  He seems very laid back but don’t be fooled - as with all ponies, he can pop in a bit of a surprise when you lose concentration. Jasper came from a family home and was previously ridden by the 2 children.  Apparently, when they got fed up, they would jump off and leave him and he would just stand there until they returned (we haven’t tested this!).
Ranger has just been purchased by Libby’s parents for group use (although Libby will have priority in her lesson).  Ranger is quickly becoming very popular with the better riders.  He is a super, responsive pony.  As you can see, just a tad nosy!

Radish has come to us in her later years and is 14.2.  She has had lots of fun

before she came to us and is happy to please and is enjoying being with us. 

Everybody loves her - she is going to be very popular.

Erne Valley Lir - I think that is the poshest name that we have got but it’s Ernie for short!  Ernie was born is 2009 and is a 14.1 h.h. Connemara dun gelding.  At the time of writing (Jan 1018), he has been with us for a couple of weeks and is settling down nicely.  We are not going to rush his introduction to RDA work. He is potentially a good dressage pony and we want to make sure that he is happy and safe in his work before he is used in the classes.

Ernie, purchased in

2018, 14:3hh.  Ernie

likes to have a

confident rider on

board.  He can  move

beautifully and will

make a super dressage

horse when he settles

down and has gained

some experience of

mixing in different

environments.

Registered Charity No. 1141360  (A Group Member of the Riding for the Disabled Association incorporating Carriage Driving,  Registered Company No 5010395, Registered Charity No, 244108)
© Abingdon RDA 2018
Candy - loves the boys and is a real beauty.  She is a great favourite with the volunteers and riders but can be a bit of a handful when led down to the field after day in the yard.
Mr Brown is an extremely popular ride.  He had some early problems with lameness but seems to be over it now, thanks to a bit of tender loving care and therapy.
Abingdon RDA
Please donate and leave a message
Offering riding opportunities to disabled people in Oxfordshire and beyond.
Lovely pony Riding for Disabled
Cheeky Charlie - a well-chosen name.  Charlie came to us in 2002 and was born in 1989.  He gives our small riders some lovely rides but can cause leaders some problems when they bring him up from the field. Concentration is the key!
A fun pony for RDA
Polo is a 13.1 welsh-cross strawberry roan.  He is almost grey in the summer and has a much darker flecked coat in the winter.  Polo came to us after having some fun and experience as a Pony Club all-rounder.  It is best to keep calm and quiet with Polo - he has some good memories that he would sometimes like to refresh.  Polo is a great fun ride who also loves kisses and cuddles. 
Beautiful ride for disabled youngsters and adults
Jim Bob 14.2 and 6 years old (2016).  Jim Bob came from a riding school where he was competing with the younger riders, doing sponsored rides and taking nervous adults out on hacks.
Bryn is our smallest pony but he walks out beautifully - short legs don’t necessarily mean slow!  Bryn is a cheerful chap who is ideal for our smaller riders.
Jasper, purchased in May 2017 (12years old at the time), 13hh.  He seems very laid back but donít be fooled - as with all ponies, he can pop in a bit of a surprise when you lose concentration.  Jasper came from a family home and was previously ridden by the 2 children.  Apparently, when they got fed up, they would jump off and leave him and he would just stand there until they returned (we havenít tested this!).
Ranger has just been purchased by Libby’s parents for group use (although Libby will have priority in her lesson).  Ranger is quickly becoming very popular with the better riders.  He is a super, responsive pony.  As you can see, just a tad nosy!

Radish has come to us in her later

years and is 14.2.  She has had lots

of fun before she came to us and is

happy to please and is enjoying

being with us.  Everybody loves her -

she is going to be very popular.

Speckles was 5 years old when we bought him in 2000.  He rides and drives and excels in everything.   Everyone loves to ride him Ė he is the perfect pony.  Speckles is the one to use for a suitable rider to have their first canter!

Ernie, purchased in

2018, 14:3hh.  Ernie

likes to have a

confident rider on

board.  He can  move

beautifully and will

make a super dressage

horse when he settles

down and has gained

some experience of

mixing in different

environments.