Charity registered in the UK. Charity no. 1136630. President, Sophie Christiansen OBE.
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South Bucks RDA Group is a UK Company Limited by Guarantee No. 7282773. A Charity Registered in England & Wales, Charity No. 1136630. Prior to 2011, Registered Charity No. 1073721.
South Bucks RDA Group is 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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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, competing at regional, national and international levels, or taking proficiency tests in riding and stable management.
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.
London 2012 Paralympic Games: Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold! GOLD! South Bucks RDA Group President, Sophie Christiansen OBE, won Gold in both the Freestyle and the Individual Championships (Grade Ia) and helped secure a record-smashing Team Gold for Great Britain. Fellow British rider, Natasha Baker - who also began her riding career with South Bucks RDA Group, secured Gold in the Freestyle and Individual Championships (Grade II). This meant three Gold medals for Sophie and Janeiro 6 (Rio) and two Gold medals for Natasha and Cabral (JP)! Please click to read a special report and view pictures from the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Sophie and Rio are pictured above at Greenwich Park, being congratulated on a superb performance, by her Trainer and South Bucks RDA Group Stable Manager and Chief Instructor, Clive Milkins, and, on the left, GB Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Coach, Michel Assouline. The photograph is reproduced here with the kind permission of Kit Houghton/BEF.
Riders, volunteers and supporters at South Bucks RDA Group congratulated Sophie and Rio, and Natasha and JP, the other four riders of the GB Para Dressage squad, and all international competitors, on their superb, inspiring performances at Greenwich Park.
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