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People with learning disabilities have their first horse-riding lessons at Aintree

A group of people with learning disabilities and autism have been given the opportunity to go horse-riding for the first time at the country’s most prestigious racecourse. This is the first in a series of events celebrating Aintree’s year-long partnership with Hft, a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities, and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), whose horses provide ... Read More »

Inclusive Riding Sessions: Engaging mind and body

The University of Nottingham Equestrian club’s Inclusive Riding Sessions are breaking new ground, providing students with a disability with the opportunity to access the mental, physical and social benefits of equestrian sports. These sessions aim to display how accessible horse riding is, and to improve the accessibility of sports at higher education institutions. Unfairly, for many people, disability is a ... Read More »

BT and Join In support equestrian club

On Saturday (31 October), BT and charity Join In will be presenting a Riding for the Disabled equestrian club with a cheque for £1,000 to help improve their facilities and grow their club Greater Manchester RDA are a community equestrian club that relies on the commitment and dedication of volunteers in order to support its riders and members. The group ... Read More »

Wells Wins Second Silver

Equestrian competitor Sophie Wells performed the ride of her life in the grade IV Freestyle test this morning (Tuesday) but was beaten for gold by a brilliant Belgian for the second time in two days at Greenwich Park. Wells won ParalympicsGB’s first medal of day six with a routine on Pinocchio which scored Read More »

Equestrian Winning Streak

Britain maintained its record of winning every Paralympic, world and European Team title since the sport became part of the Paralympic Games in 1996 when they clinched London 2012 gold at Greenwich Park today. All British riders competing today also won individual medals with Sophie Christiansen taking a Championship Read More »