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) 
Abingdon RDA twinned with Kenya RDA
Abingdon RDA
Offering riding opportunities to disabled people in Oxfordshire and beyond.
Our horses are all very different characters - matched carefully with our riders.
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.
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!).

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.

Prinnie or Prin - Princess is her real name.  Prin came to us in 2018 and is proving very popular.  She is a gentle soul who loves poeple and company.  Tesco donated the money for her purchase (we are so grateful to all those who voted for our charity and to Tesco for providing the opportunity.
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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.
Bill - arrived September 2020 age 9.  15:2 Irish hunter who would rather sit down on the job.  So far Bill is proving to be very laid back and unflappable.  With a little work, he has vaulting possibilities.  Hopefully he will stand up for it- yawn!
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.
Wizard arrived Spring 2021 and he came from Stert Farm. When he is not working, this is how he likes to relax and how you will usually find him. A super pony who is keen to please.
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.
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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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.
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Offering riding opportunities to disabled people in Oxfordshire and beyond.
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!).

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.
Prinnie or Prin - Princess is her real name.  Prin came to us in 2018 and is proving very popular.  She is a gentle soul who loves poeple and company.  Tesco donated the money for her purchase (we are so grateful to all those who voted for our charity and to Tesco for providing the opportunity.
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!).
Bill - arrived September 2020 age 9.  15:2 Irish hunter who would rather sit down on the job.  So far Bill is proving to be very laid back and unflappable.  With a little work, he has vaulting possibilities.  Hopefully he will stand up for it- yawn! 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.
Wizard arrived Spring 2021 and he came from Stert Farm. When he is not working, this is how he likes to relax and how you will usually find him. A super pony who is keen to please.
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.