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[Picture: Volunteer Instructor, Sharon Brockey, with a riding session at South Bucks RDA Group.]

South Buckinghamshire Riding for the Disabled Association is a UK charity (registered charity number 1136630) promoting the aims of the Riding for the Disabled Association Incorporating Carriage Driving (registered charity number 244108), by providing people with the opportunity to ride to benefit their health and well-being in the south Buckinghamshire area.

Riding is widely recognised as an excellent form of therapy - building self-confidence, improving concentration and, at the same time, providing recreation, education and sport.

We welcome over 100 disabled riders, ranging in age from two to past retirement, who use the Group's facilities on a regular basis. Our riders are private individuals, children attending special schools, and teenagers and adults from residential homes and day training centres.

The instructors at South Bucks RDA Group, in partnership with physiotherapists and all our other volunteers, work with riders who have a variety of disabilities. These include: learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paraplegia, rheumatoid arthritis, Down's syndrome, epilepsy, deafness, blindness and limb amputation.

All of the Group's riders are encouraged to achieve - whether this be sitting up for a count of 10, taking proficiency tests in riding and stable management, or competing at regional, national and international levels.

We receive no government nor Lottery funding, and we rely on donations and the commitment of volunteers to continue to offer life-changing opportunities. Please help us if you can. You can make a one-off donation, or set up regular giving, right now, using JustGiving.

For our latest Group newsletter, simply click on this link.

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We hope you enjoy visiting our site. It was last changed on 08 February 2014.

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