Division Group member of RDA Send us an email Send us an email Join our Facebook group Join our Facebook group Please donate and leave a message Send us an email Send us an email Send us an email Send us an email Registered Charity No. 1141360 (Please note our charity used to be known as Abingdon Group RDA with charity number 1074161, this charity ceased to exist in 2014 when it was replaced with the current incorporated form of RDA Abingdon Ltd (with the charity number 1141360). (A Group Member of the Riding for the Disabled Association incorporating Carriage Driving, Registered Company No 5010395, Registered Charity No, 244108) Abingdon RDA twinned with Kenya RDA
Abingdon RDA
Offering riding opportunities to disabled people in Oxfordshire and beyond.
Cheeky Charlie - a well-chosen name.  Charlie came to us in 2002 and was born in 1989.  He gives our small riders some lovely rides but can cause leaders some problems when they bring him up from the field. Concentration is the key!
Lovely pony Riding for Disabled
Our horses are all very different characters - matched carefully with our riders.
A fun pony for RDA
Polo is a 13.1 welsh-cross strawberry roan.  He is almost grey in the summer and has a much darker flecked coat in the winter.  Polo came to us after having some fun and experience as a Pony Club all-rounder.  It is best to keep calm and quiet with Polo - he has some good memories that he would sometimes like to refresh.  Polo is a great fun ride who also loves kisses and cuddles. 
Beautiful ride for disabled youngsters and adults
Candy - loves the boys and is a real beauty.  She is a great favourite with the volunteers and riders but can be a bit of a handful when led down to the field after day in the yard.
Long service for Riding for Disabled Great therapy for disabled riders - walks out well
Charlie B is a special pony for those who like to learn dressage and compete.  A nice forward-going gentle chap with kind eyes.
Mr Brown is an extremely popular ride.  He had some early problems with lameness but seems to be over it now, thanks to a bit of tender loving care and therapy.
Simba belongs to Hollie and is a lovely chap who recently passed his vetting with flying colours.  10 years old in 2016 , 14.2 hh and reluctantly outgrown by his previous owner.
Speckles was 5 years old when we bought him in 2000.  He rides and drives and excels in everything.   Everyone loves to ride him – he is the perfect pony.  Speckles is the one to use for a suitable rider to have their first canter!
He will bring some of our better riders on - likes to walk fast!
Jim Bob 14.2 and 6 years old (2016).  Jim Bob came from a riding school where he was competing with the younger riders, doing sponsored rides and taking nervous adults out on hacks.
Roxy 15.1 and 7 years old (2016) previously done in-hand showing, hunting, clear rounds with the youngsters of the family, and hacking with the older family members.
Bryn is our smallest pony but he walks out beautifully - short legs don’t necessarily mean slow!  Bryn is a cheerful chap who is ideal for our smaller riders.
Jasper, purchased in May 2017 (12years old at the time), 13hh.  He seems very laid back but don’t be fooled - as with all ponies, he can pop in a bit of a surprise when you lose concentration. Jasper came from a family home and was previously ridden by the 2 children.  Apparently, when they got fed up, they would jump off and leave him and he would just stand there until they returned (we haven’t tested this!).
Registered Charity No. 1141360  (A Group Member of the Riding for the Disabled Association incorporating Carriage Driving,  Registered Company No 5010395, Registered Charity No, 244108)
© Abingdon RDA 2017
Candy - loves the boys and is a real beauty.  She is a great favourite with the volunteers and riders but can be a bit of a handful when led down to the field after day in the yard.
Mr Brown is an extremely popular ride.  He had some early problems with lameness but seems to be over it now, thanks to a bit of tender loving care and therapy.
Abingdon RDA
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Offering riding opportunities to disabled people in Oxfordshire and beyond.
Cheeky Charlie - a well-chosen name.  Charlie came to us in 2002 and was born in 1989.  He gives our small riders some lovely rides but can cause leaders some problems when they bring him up from the field. Concentration is the key! Polo is a 13.1 welsh-cross strawberry roan.  He is almost grey in the summer and has a much darker flecked coat in the winter.  Polo came to us after having some fun and experience as a Pony Club all-rounder.  It is best to keep calm and quiet with Polo - he has some good memories that he would sometimes like to refresh.  Polo is a great fun ride who also loves kisses and cuddles.   Speckles was 5 years old when we bought him in 2000.  He rides and drives and excels in everything.   Everyone loves to ride him Ė he is the perfect pony.  Speckles is the one to use for a suitable rider to have their first canter! Charlie B is a special pony for those who like to learn dressage and compete.  A nice forward-going gentle chap with kind eyes. Simba belongs to Hollie and is a lovely chap who recently passed his vetting with flying colours.  10 years old in 2016 , 14.2 hh and reluctantly outgrown by his previous owner. Jim Bob 14.2 and 6 years old (2016).  Jim Bob came from a  riding school where he was competing with the younger riders, doing sponsored rides and taking nervous adults out on hacks. Roxy 15.1 and 7 years old (2016) previously done in-hand showing, hunting, clear rounds with the youngsters of the family, and hacking with the older family members.  Roxy belongs to Lou. Bryn is our smallest pony but he walks out beautifully - short legs donít necessarily mean slow!  Bryn is a cheerful chap who is ideal for our smaller riders. Jasper, purchased in May 2017 (12years old at the time), 13hh.  He seems very laid back but donít be fooled - as with all ponies, he can pop in a bit of a surprise when you lose concentration.  Jasper came from a family home and was previously ridden by the 2 children.  Apparently, when they got fed up, they would jump off and leave him and he would just stand there until they returned (we havenít tested this!).