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Digswell Place RDA CIO

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Digswell Place RDA’s aims are to provide, through activities with ponies and horses, therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities.  At our purpose-built, voluntarily run riding facilities on the edge of Welwyn Garden City, we aim to give the opportunity of riding, where it is safe to do so, to disabled children and adults who might benefit in their health and well-being.

Our riders gain the physiological advantages of exercise in the open air, increased self-confidence from overcoming fear, independence and social inclusion.


Digswell Place Group Riding for the Disabled Association Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Digswell Place RDA CIO) Charity 1163233 continues the local provision of riding for the disabled charity established in the 1980's at Digswell Place Stables where local people with a variety of disabilities and ages can participate in a sports activity which has extensive therapeutic benefits. Riding sessions take place both in the arena as well as in the adjacent woods.

Where there is sufficient capacity and where the safety of our volunteers and the welfare of our ponies and horses is not put at risk, we will coach any person with a disability.  Riders come from special schools and adult centres and a great many are by way of direct introductions and referrals. 

All riders are encouraged to set personal goals and our coaches assist them to achieve these.  Seeing our riders develop core body strength, balance, self-confidence and of course their smiles is reward enough for the volunteers.

Please donate to support our local charity to continue to provide, through activities with ponies and horses, therapy, achievement and enjoyment to local children and adults with disabilities. 

Charity No: 1163233

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