We are proud that Reaseheath College is home to the Nantwich & District Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). This is a registered charity that provides therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement for people in the local and surrounding areas with a disability, through the use of horses.

The group’s horses and ponies are kept here at Reaseheath College and are used by our students. The RDA is run by volunteers, and we encourage our students to become involved with the sessions, acting as leaders or side helpers or even as trainee coaches. A full training programme is provided and there is the opportunity to learn new life skills, whilst helping others and spending extra time with the horses.

The weekly sessions are inclusive and diverse, helping children and adults with a wide variety of physical and learning disabilities and autism. They carry out life changing activities while having fun which provides physical benefits, boosts confidence, improves communication skills and helps to build relationships for all involved.

There is a network of member Groups across the UK which means the skills learned at Reaseheath can be taken to wherever the students continue their careers. To have been involved in volunteering with such a high profile and well-respected charity is also a good inclusion on any CV.

For more information about the work of the charity, please visit the Riding for the Disabled Association website.

If you are a student wanting to study Equine with us and you would like to see what other opportunities will be available to you, please visit our Equine courses at Reaseheath page.

On 30 January 2024, HRH The Princess Royal officially opened a new centre for Nantwich & District Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Group at Reaseheath College. Read more at The Princess Royal opens riding for the disabled centre or watch the video below.