Squadron 6 of the Horse Rangers is part of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). It currently provides eight classes a week during term times for riders with special needs. These include sessions for riders from three local special needs schools.
We have a range of members of different ages and with different needs, although the majority of our current riders are 8-16 years old with special learning needs or conditions such as global development delay and autism. Riding can provide many important benefits including improved core strength, mobility, co-ordination, communication and enhanced confidence and self-worth.
Riders with Squadron 6 are also given the opportunity to take part in all of the Horse Rangers main events during the year.
At the end of the summer term we hold an Open Day allowing friends and families to watch the riders compete in gymkhana games.
During the school holidays ‘summer fun’ sessions are held which enable riders to learn about grooming, in addition to enjoying an extended ride in the park.
All of our RDA trained instructors in Squadron 6 are unpaid volunteers. We also rely on a small army of volunteer side-helpers and leaders to make our sessions possible. All of our volunteers are DBS checked and each session has its own qualified first aider.
If you are interested in joining our waiting list for riders with special needs or if you would like to volunteer with us, please email email@example.com.
Term Time only: Tuesday - Friday
RDA Co-Ordinator (HRA staff)
RDA Group Instructors (all volunteers)
12 noon-12.45pm class (Juniors):
1.20pm-2.20pm class (Manor Mead School):
10am-10.45am Class (Dysart School):
11am-11.45am (Dysart School):
10.30am-11.30am class (Adults):
11.45am-12.30pm class (Adults):
1pm-1.45pm class (Juniors):
Friday 2pm-2.45pm class (Clarendon School):