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Abingdon Riding for Disabled

The Abingdon Group, founded in 1975. dispenses a unique therapy to over 84 children and adults, whose ages range from 2 to 70.   All enjoy the experience of riding, with opportunities to join in social activities, competitions, or go on National holidays.  All of which combine to bring a new dimension to restricted lives, encourage independence, give confidence and generally improve the well being of each individual. This is all made possible thanks to over 140 volunteers, who regularly give up their time and energy to ensure that the Group provides riding therapy throughout the year.  We aim to provide our volunteers with training, friendship and fun. The Group caters for many diverse disabilities, including learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy and a variety of syndromes. We have an average of 12 ponies at any one time and they do a magnificent job for our disabled riders. Riding must be fun at all costs.   Our Centre is a place of great achievement, where new friendships are made, confidence gained and medical conditions are often improved.
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 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.

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Research Project

am a third-year undergraduate physiotherapy student at York St John

University. My research project is being supervised by Dr. Charikleia Sinani, a

senior physiotherapy lecturer at the university.

I am interested in investigating parental experiences of physiotherapy

services for their child with cerebral palsy. The study involves completing an

anonymous on-line questionnaire that should take no longer than 15-20

minutes to fill in.

If this is something you feel you would like to participate in, please follow

the link to the research information sheet which provides detailed guidance

on the project and participant eligibility.

https://yorksj.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9BRlkzT6zEWjDql

Thank you for considering participating in my research.  Megan Taylor

Lots of information regarding grants for disability equipment etc. http://www.disability-grants.org 

Happening Soon

GDPR Compliance  As a Group Member of Riding for the Disabled Association we adopt this policy. Safeguarding.  All our instructors regularly attend safeguarding courses (see the HQ web-site).
We are fund raising for a new full size indoor school.  This will provide a safe environment in all weathers and will enable us to take on more riders.  Blind riders will be able to compete having practiced their dressage skills in a school that is competition size . Our more able riders will be able to test out their skills at a faster pace.
Saturday 2nd March AGM 6:00 p.m.Southmoor VH Saturday 2nd March Quiz Night 7:00 p.m. for 7:30 start.

Welcome

Abingdon Riding for Disabled

The Abingdon Group, founded in 1975. dispenses a unique therapy to over 84 children and adults, whose ages range from 2 to 70.   All enjoy the experience of riding, with opportunities to join in social activities, competitions, or go on National holidays.  All of which combine to bring a new dimension to restricted lives, encourage independence, give confidence and generally improve the well being of each individual. This is all made possible thanks to over 140 volunteers, who regularly give up their time and energy to ensure that the Group provides riding therapy throughout the year.  We aim to provide our volunteers with training, friendship and fun. The Group caters for many diverse disabilities, including learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy and a variety of syndromes. We have an average of 12 ponies at any one time and they do a magnificent job for our disabled riders. Riding must be fun at all costs.   Our Centre is a place of great achievement, where new friendships are made, confidence gained and medical conditions are often improved.

Happening Soon

Saturday 2nd March AGM 6:00 p.m.Southmoor VH Saturday 2nd March Quiz Night 7:00 p.m. for 7:30 start.
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)
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Abingdon RDA
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Offering riding opportunities to disabled people in Oxfordshire and beyond.

Announcements 

Links

I am a third-year undergraduate physiotherapy student at York St John

University. My research project is being supervised by Dr. Charikleia Sinani,

a senior physiotherapy lecturer at the university.

I am interested in investigating parental experiences of physiotherapy

services for their child with cerebral palsy. The study involves completing an

anonymous online questionnaire that should take no longer than 15-20

minutes to fill in.

If this is something you feel you would like to participate in, please follow

the link to the research information sheet which provides detailed guidance

on the project and participant eligibility.

https://yorksj.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9BRlkzT6zEWjDql

Thank you for considering participating in my research.  Megan Taylor

Lots of information regarding grants for disability equipment etc. http://www.disability-grants.org  GDPR Compliance  As a Group Member of Riding for the Disabled Association we adopt this policy. Safeguarding.  All our instructors regularly attend safeguarding courses (see the HQ web-site).
We are fund raising for a new full size indoor school.  This will provide a safe environment in all weathers and will enable us to take on more riders.  Blind riders will be able to compete having practiced their dressage skills in a school that is competition size . Our more able riders will be able to test out their skills at a faster pace.