RDA - Riding for the Disabled


Oxmardyke Equestrian Centre was awarded its Riding for the Disabled Accessibility Mark Accreditation in 2017. During the 2016/2017 academic year the centre has been working with children from St Anne’s school, the school have been bringing two groups of children during the week for riding sessions.

The work with these children with special educational needs was one of the inspirations behind the centre applying for the RDA Accessibility Mark Scheme. Riding for the Disabled Association, in partnership with the British Equestrian Federation’s participation programme, launched the Accessibility Mark scheme to work with commercial riding centres with the aim of getting more disabled people to participate in riding. Meeting all of the criteria set out by the RDA to become approved as an Accessibility Mark centre reaffirms the work that Oxmardyke Equestrian Centre were already doing with the groups from St Anne’s School.

The training and support provided by the RDA helps to ensure that the lessons provided to disabled riders are constructive and enjoyable. As an accredited RDA Accessibility Mark Centre we are looking forward to being able to expand our services to offer horse riding sessions for more schools in the area & people of all ages with a variety of disabilities, giving them the opportunity to experience the many benefits of horse riding for both mental and physical well-being.

RDA Sessions are available during the daytime Monday-Friday between 9.30am & 3.30pm. Sessions are also available some Sundays, please see our calendar of events for dates of Sunday Riding Lessons.


For more information about Riding for the Disabled and the amazing work that they do across the country please use the link below to browse their website:


Ddownload RDA rider application form.