"I look up to people when I am in a wheelchair, they look up to me when I ride."

Gaddesden Place is a dedicated RDA centre giving children and adults with special needs and disabilities the opportunity to ride and have fun.

The unique relationship and movement of the horse will develop a riders ability helping them to :

  • Improve muscle tone & core strength
  • Aid balance & coordination
  • Learn a skill
  • Increase self confidence and awareness
  • Widen boundaries of experience and social contact

We emphasise safety and all our Instructors are qualified to the required National RDA standards.

News & Events

Gaddesden RDA on Film!

Thank you to James and the team @ Flat Frog Films for our new film featuring our amazing riders, volunteers, staff and of course our ponies!

To view the film see above on the website or to contact James go to


Save the Date

Barn Dance 29th April 2017

More details to follow

Term Dates

Spring Term;

Saturday 7th January - 11th February (inc) 

Half term 13th -20th Feb

21st February to 31st March (inc)