VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

RDA volunteers are ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

As with all groups, Lambourn RDA relies on the input and support of its volunteers – not just those who help with riding, but also fundraisers, treasurers, and administrators or simply those who can help with a bit of DIY!

We need volunteers with a wide range of skills – people who want to share in the fun and excitement and be part of the environment that bring horses and people together for such great benefit.

Our volunteers achieve amazing results and help people realise dreams.

Following a survey of 1,629 volunteers in 2019, to mark its 50th anniversary, RDA launched a report on the impact of volunteering on health and wellbeing and the benefits for both RDA participants and the volunteers. To read the report in full, follow this link.

Be Part of Something Special – Volunteer with RDA

TRAINING

No previous experience with horses is required.

RDA prides itself on its high standards of care, safety and training and every volunteer is trained and supported to ensure that these standards are met. It is now a requirement of RDA Membership that volunteers are DBS checked.

In the Lambourn Group your first point of contact will be our volunteer co-ordinator who will provide all the necessary information required to become a volunteer and to answer any of your questions.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering with our group, please contact Teresa on info@lambournrda.co.uk

eLEARNING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Do sign up for eLearning on www.myrda.org.uk

There are all sorts of courses you can do and you will get a certificate to say you have completed it, so do give it a go!!

Volunteers Training Day

6th September 10 – 12 at Manor Farm.

Safeguarding Training

9th September at 10am in the Memorial Hall in Lambourn. This is a really interesting talk with RDA real case based information to provide advice about keeping our volunteers and participants safe.

TERM INFORMATION 2022

SUMMER 2022

Riding will continue throughout the Summer with a short break to give the horses a holiday.

Mid Summer Break
30th May – 3rd June

Summer Break
1st August – 2nd September

AUTUMN WINTER 2022/2023

Riding will continue throughout the Autumn/Winter with a short break to give the horses a holiday.

Riding to start
Independent Riders – 5th September

Schools – 12th September

Mid Autumn Break
Week commencing 24th October – No riding

Christmas Break
19th December – 6th January

SPRING 2023

Riding will continue throughout the Spring with a short break to give the horses a holiday.

Riding to start
Independent Riders – 9th January

Schools – 9th January

Mid Spring Break
TBA

Easter Break
TBA

TRAINING DAYS AND EVENTS 2021/2022

Lambourn Carnival – 28th August

Lambourn Carnival Show/RDA stand selling Cakes and Bakes – 4th September

Volunteer Training Morning – 6th September 10.00 – 12.00 at Manor Farm.

Safeguarding course – 9th September. We will be holding a Safeguarding course in the Memorial Hall in Lambourn at 10am.

Adopt a Pony Day – Saturday 17th September. To be held at Manor Farm.

COMPETITIONS

Virtual Winter Championships 2022

To be held Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October 2022. Closing date 30th September 2022.

As a self-funded Charity we rely on our fundraising events and the generosity of our supporters.

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