"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

Term Dates

Winter Term 

The centre will be closed from 5th November - 2nd December 

Spring Term

5th Jan- 13th Feb inclusive

23rd Feb- 27th Mar inclusive

Coronavirus Update

We're slowly trialling a return to riding operating with reduced numbers within the current guidelines: thank you all for your patience and support.

Like many businesses and charities we have had greatly reduced revenue coming in so we've set up this fundraising page for those that would like to buy a bale of hay or two!

The stars of our show are our wonderful ponies and your donation will help us keep our barn stocked with hay. Thank you 


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Don't forget you can set Gaddesden Place RDA as your chosen charity to support when you shop @ AMAZON who donate 0.5% of your purchase price.

Go to https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ to set us up as your charity and start shopping! 

Gaddesden Place RDA AGM

10th November @ 7.30pm via Zoom

please email info@gaddesdenplaceda.org.uk if you would like details