Welcome to the Lambourn RDA website where you can find information on who we are, what we do and how you can get involved – as either a rider or a volunteer.
CORONAVIRUS – URGENT UPDATE 25TH MARCH 2020
RIDING SUSPENDED – LATEST FROM RDA UK
Following the statement from the Government on Monday evening, we are now confirming that all RDA activities must cease, if they have not already done so.
Please be aware that this means there should not be any volunteering at RDA groups of any sort, with the exception of providing essential care for horses. Volunteers should only be coming to a yard if it is still a requirement in order to meet the needs of horses – if you are a group that employs stable staff, please consider if there is any need for volunteers to be there as well.
Anyone supporting groups with the care of horses must follow government guidelines around hygiene and social distancing.
We have received a number of queries about children coming to help at yards. Please remember that RDA policy in this respect has not changed. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old; they must have been appropriately trained (and this recorded on their green card); and they must be appropriately supervised. Please do not bring children to yards if you cannot meet all three of these requirements.
Lambourn RDA will review the situation again after Easter as we will then have a better idea of how the virus is progressing, but will be following all Government guidelines.
Do keep an eye on the Government’s Coronavirus webpage, which is frequently updated as things develop, so please check it regularly at www.gov.uk/coronavirus
The NHS website also provides guidance on the symptoms, how the disease is spread, and how to avoid catching or spreading germs. You can view this at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
PLEASE KEEP SAFE
We also run the Manor Farm Livery Yard, where we have been based for the last two years. We will be continuing to offer DIY Livery in this established small friendly yard with excellent facilities. The 30×40 Martin Collins arena is available for hire separately and is ideal for schooling, lessons and clinics. Please contact Frances for more information on 07798 941229.
The site also includes information on up and coming events and the people who support us. Please take the time to have a look around and let us know what you think!
As a self-funded Charity, we rely on our fundraising events and the generosity of our supporters.
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is a national organisation made up of Member Groups dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities, through riding and/or carriage driving.
We are included in the local Residents’ HANDBOOK for MARLBOROUGH where some of our events and activities are listed, so do take a look www.standbrook-guides.com
NEW VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY REQUIRED
Our riding sessions continue to be very popular but we currently do not have a waiting list. We have four sessions a week on a Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. In order to keep all theses sessions going, we do need lots of help and in particular if anyone would like to train as an RDA coach, we would love to hear from you.
As a self-funded Charity we rely on our fundraising events and the generosity of our supporters.