Furness Group RDA 
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Registered Charity Number:  1074121    
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​RIDING DATES FROM SEPTEMBER 2018
 
Wednesday Mornings
September 12th, 19th, 26th October 3rd, 10th, 17th
Half Term
October 31st, November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, December 5th


Thursday Evenings
September 13th, 20th, 27th, October 4th, 11th, 18th.

RIDING DATES FROM MARCH 2019

Wednesday mornings
March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th (for Clwyd riders)
April 24th, May 1st, 18th, 15th, 22nd
Half term
June 5th 12th, 19th, 26th, July 3rd, 10th


Thursday Evenings
March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Summer term dates to be confirmed at a later date

 
  
RIDING SESSION TIMES
 
Wednesday mornings:
Arrive 9.45am
Rides 10-10.30am
10.40-11.10am
11.15-11.45am

Thursday evenings:
Arrive 6.15pm
Rides 6.30-7.00pm
7.00-7.30pm
7.30-8.00pm 



  

             Holker Sponsored Ride - Sunday 23 September 2018


Thank you to everyone who came to this, our main fundraiser of the year, and raised so much for Furness RDA (The total will be posted as soon as we have totalled everything). 
Thanks to all the lovely riders who came back so happy having had a brilliant ride.  Also to all our fantastic volunteers who came to man the registration, marshal the course and generally help.
Thanks also to Danny Wallbank who came along as our farrier on call and to his Mum for coming to help with the registration. Also to Dave, Ian and Neil from the BAE Keswick to Barrow Walk Committee and The Furness First Aiders. 
Without all their enthusiastic help the ride would not be possible.
And, of course, we must not forget Lord and Lady Cavendish and Lucy who so kindly let us use their beautiful estate for the day - grateful thanks to them.
Photos will be posted on the Gallery page soon!  In the meantime lots of them have been posted on our Facebook page.

WELCOME to our website, a source of information for members and those interested in the activities of the RDA Furness Group. Please use the buttons above to view our latest news, photos, events/riding dates and to contact us.

The RDA has proudly been delivering opportunities for therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities for 40 years, with the Furness branch making a real difference to the lives of local children.

We ride at Seaview Riding School on Walney Island on a Wednesday morning and Thursday evening during school term time.

Child Protection Policy - to ensure the safety of all our young riders, Furness RDA operate in accordance with a child protection policy.  To view our child protection policy please click this button 

Child Protection Policy
  1. Furness Group RDA
    Furness Group RDA
    We provide riding for children with disabilities in the Furness area. We are based at Seaview Riding Centre on Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness.
  2. Volunteer with us!
    Volunteer with us!
    Furness RDA is always on the look out for new recruits to join our cheerful team of volunteers. For more info please contact June on 01229 716479
  3. Our supporters
    Our supporters
    We are very grateful to all our generous supporters without who we would not be able to continue our riding activities in the Furness area.
Fundraising

As we are a self funded group our fundraising and donors are very important to us

  1. Sponsored Ride
    Sponsored Ride
    1
  2. Coffee Morning
    Coffee Morning
    2
  3. Show shop
    Show shop
    3
  4. Keswick to Barrow walk
    Keswick to Barrow walk
    4
Testimonials

   
Michael benefits hugely from riding with RDA.
It's an excellent way of exercising and strengthening his core muscles without calling it Physio!
Michael has spent his whole life having to do daily Physio to help maintain his transfer skills as he is a full time wheelchair user, it has become a chore (for him and me). So, for him to be able to do something enjoyable that is giving those 'really hard to get to' muscles are work out is fantastic.
The difference in Michaels stability when riding after a course of 6 weeks is plain to see. 
I am so grateful that Michael has this opportunity.
 
Sharon Case - parent