North Region
County Durham
Wear Valley Riding for Disabled Association

Wear Valley Riding for Disabled (RDA) is one of many groups representing the National RDA in the North region.

Riding for the Disabled (RDA) is a federation of Member Groups, dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through the provision of opportunities for riding and/or carriage driving.

Through the commitment of volunteers, RDA North Region helps to improve the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities in Cumbria, Durham, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland by delivering a real and lasting therapy that not only benefits mobility and co-ordination but encourages confidence and self-worth achieving their goals whilst having fun.

We are host to the Wear Valley Riding for Disabled Association (RDA). We are very privileged to host and work with the Wear Valley RDA. The board of trustees provide support of our disabled rider’s provision. Without their support our work would be considerably more difficult.

Sue Hayley (Chair)
David Pattinson (Secretary)
Lynne Garfoot (Treasurer)
Margaret Thompson
Sarah Wilkinson
Andrea Affleck
Karen Walls
Anne Cane
Catherine Rollo
Katie Rollo
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What our visitors say:
Laura - attends on a Friday. “
I really enjoy going to the centre. I have made lots of friends and I like working with the animals. My favourite horse is Ruby. Riding her has really helped my weaker side and has given me more strength in my ankle ."
Interesting facts:
Ponies are small horses. They are measured in hands
(4 inches or 10 centimetres). A horse is over 14.2 hands.
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" There is something about the outside of a horse, that is good for the inside of a man ”, Winston S Churchill