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Clydesdale RDA

Scottish Equestrian Centre, Hyndford Road, ML11 9TA

07966 379 960

  • Reach therapeutic goals
  • Achieve their personal ambitions
  • Combat social isolation
  • Develop life skills
  • Experience the outdoors
  • Connect with animals

Clydesdale Riding for the Disabled Group is a registered charity (SC028614) and part of the wider national Riding for the Disabled Association.

We provide services to the communities of Lanark, Carluke, Hamilton, Wishaw, Lesmahagow and Biggar accepting riders from further afield where possible.

We offer people of all ages with physical and/or learning disabilities, the opportunity for therapy, achievement and enjoyment through working with horses.

We rely on voluntary help, donations, sponsorship, grant-funding and legacies to deliver our riding activities.

New volunteers/session helpers are always welcome and we provide training.

RDA gives individual riders the chance to:

  • Reach therapeutic goals: improve muscle tone, core strength and posture whilst developing coordination and motor skills.
  • Achieve their personal ambitions: whether this is to sit on a horse for the first time, learn new skills and even in some cases, compete at Paralympic level.
  • Combat social isolation: improve interpersonal skills, build relationships, enjoy events and competition and develop self-confidence. 
  • Develop life skills: improve communication, take responsibility and be a team player. 
  • Experience the outdoors: ride in the countryside and access rural Britain.
  • Connect with animals: adding a new element to life.