Division Group member of RDA 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)
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) 
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Abingdon RDA
Offering riding opportunities to disabled people in Oxfordshire and beyond.
Our horses are all very different characters - matched carefully with our riders.
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.

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.

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Rosie stands at 15:3 and is an Irish Sport horse with a pretty laid-back attitude.  She was 16 years old when purchased and she knows that she is beautiful! Rosie was purchased using a wonderful donation from Wooden Spoon - thank you so much. Rosie will be perfect for some our our taller riders - she is forward going but has some sound brakes. She is very biddable and keen to please.
Maple is a 14:2 Cob and dark bay (almost black). Purchased by the parents of one of our riders in June 2019,  Maple will be a great asset to the yard.  A perfect size for the lighter teenagers and adults.
Marshall arrived in December 2020, age 10.  Marshall stands at 12:2 and is proving to be popular already. He arrived wearing the most amazing plaits - I am not sure that we will be able to keep that up on a regular basis (the challenge is on!).
Duke arriving in the last quarter of 2020, on loan from a family that Iris knows. Duke is already very popular and he comes into his own when is is off the lead.  A very biddable, forward going, but safe mount. Yet another piebald cob, who has many of us wondering if we have tacked up the right horse! Duke has an old stifle injury, so gentle riding only.
Elbow - another recruit from Stert Farm stables.  Owned by a lovely lady who is now a valued volunteer. Elbow has a lovely character and enjoys lots of attention. She is proving to be very popular with her riders and instructors. Bobby came to us early February 2022.  Born in April 2014, Bobby is one of the younger members of the team.  Bobby is 12.2 of Welsh Section C stock and we are hoping that Bobby will be happy with us and provide our smaller riders with a lot of fun.
Marmaduke & Freddy exchanged homes with Jasper in April 2022.  Our 2 minis will help us with our super new project.
Mini Mouse (Mini actually but will get confused with the minis, so Mouse it is!).  Came to us age 4 (late 2022) and we won’t be using her until she is 5.  In the meantime she is settling in well and is in training.  Loves to follow you around the field to check out what you are doing.  She is very sweet and nuzzles you constantly.
Duchess is 4 (2022) and is waiting to start her RDA training with us.  Hopefully when she reaches 5, she will fully grown and ready for some fun with the teens. May - came to us at the same time as Mini Mouse. A pretty skewbald mare who has a lovely nature.  May was 7 years old in 2022.
This is LISA who was purchased May 2023 - a 15 year old who stands at 15:2. All these piebalds will have to start wearing name tags!
Plumb was purchased in February 2023. Plumb is proving a wonderful lead-rein pony.  She can do off the lead work but tends to get too excited when cantering.
Harry (Harry Potter) born in 2015 and came to us in 2023.  Harry  is an amazing RDA pony - he came from a riding stables so it is all quite natural to him.  He seems really happy with us and is happy to be on or off the lead.  He is proving to be very popular.
George came to us towards the end of 2023.  We have him on loan for 18 months. George is forward going but safe. He listens and very quick to learn. A nice character who loves a cuddle.
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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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.

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.

Add Amazon Smile for our group funds.
Rosie stands at 15:3 and is an Irish Sport horse with a pretty laid-back attitude.  She was 16 years old when purchased and she knows that she is beautiful! Rosie was purchased using a wonderful donation from Wooden Spoon - thank you so much. Rosie will be perfect for some our our taller riders - she is forward going but has some sound brakes. She is very biddable and keen to please.
Maple is a 14:2 Cob and dark bay (almost black). Purchased by the parents of one of our riders in June 2019,  Maple will be a great asset to the yard.  A perfect size for the lighter teenagers and adults.
Marshall arrived in December 2020, age 10.  Marshall stands at 12:2 and is proving to be popular already. He arrived wearing the most amazing plaits - I am not sure that we will be able to keep that up on a regular basis (the challenge is on!).
Duke arriving in the last quarter of 2020, on loan from a family that Iris knows. Duke is already very popular and he comes into his own when is is off the lead.  A very biddable, forward going, but safe mount. Yet another piebald cob, who has many of us wondering if we have tacked up the right horse! Duke has an old stifle injury, so gentle riding only.
Elbow - another recruit from Stert Farm stables.  Owned by a lovely lady who is now a valued volunteer. Elbow has a lovely character and enjoys lots of attention. She is proving to be very popular with her riders and instructors.
Bobby came to us early February 2022.  Born in April 2014, Bobby is one of the younger members of the team.  Bobby is 12.2 of Welsh Section C stock and we are hoping that Bobby will be happy with us and provide our smaller riders with a lot of fun.
Marmaduke & Freddy exchanged homes with Jasper in April 2022.  Our 2 minis will help us with our super new project.
Mini Mouse (Mini actually but will get confused with the minis, so Mouse it is!).  Came to us age 4 (late 2022) and we won’t be using her until she is 5.  In the meantime she is settling in well and is in training.  Loves to follow you around the field to check out what you are doing.  She is very sweet and nuzzles you constantly. May - came to us at the same time as Mini Mouse. A pretty skewbald mare who has a lovely nature.  May was 7 years old in 2022. Duchess is 4 (2022) and is waiting to start her RDA training with us.  Hopefully when she reaches 5, she will fully grown and ready for some fun with the teens.
This is LISA who was purchased May 2023 - a 15 year old who stands at 15:2. All these piebalds will have to start wearing name tags!
Plumb was purchased in February 2023. Plumb is proving a wonderful lead- rein pony.  She can do off the lead work but tends to get too excited when cantering.
Harry (Harry Potter) born in 2015 and came to us in 2023.  Harry  is an amazing RDA pony - he came from a riding stables so it is all quite natural to him.  He seems really happy with us and is happy to be on or off the lead.  He is proving to be very popular.
George came to us towards the end of 2023.  We have him on loan for 18 months. George is quite forward going but safe. He listens and is  very quick to learn. A nice character who loves a cuddle.