About North Midlands RDA

Who we are

North Midlands Region covers Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire.  Within the region we have 29 groups who give over 9,000 rides to more than 800 riders/drivers each year. They come to us each week to enjoy the experience of riding or carriage driving - with opportunities to join us in learning a new skill as well as entering competitions or even taking a holiday. All this combines to bring a new dimension to necessarily restricted lives, encourages independence and does much to improve a wide range of medical conditions.

All this is made possible thanks to the commitment of more than 500 volunteers who regularly and cheerfully give up their free time - and energy - to ensure that RDA continues to give not only pleasure but a sense of achievement to disabled individuals of all ages.

What we do

RDA is dedicated to ensuring that all our riders and carriage drivers receive a high standard of professional tuition tailored to their personal ambitions and capabilities. Our instructors work closely with physiotherapists and other health professionals to encourage every individual to aim for attainable goals- some modest, others far more ambitious.

Whilst competition plays a healthy role in RDA activities, our focus is to ensure that all our riders and carriage drivers derive maximum benefit from a positive form of therapy.

The secret to our success is a unique combination of people and ponies working together and believing that anything is possible.

If you are interested in riding or carriage driving with RDA, and would like to know more then contact the appropriate County Chairman who would be delighted to put you in touch with a local group.
 The region is managed by a dedicated group of volunteers who represent the interests of all participants.