WELCOME TO MOUNT PLEASANT RIDING FOR THE DISABLED (RDA) GROUP !
About Riding for the Disabled (RDA National)
Riding for the Disabled is a national charity and through our horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK.
Our network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities for up to 28,000 people each year. We have been carrying out our life-changing activities for over 40 years, and take great pride in the exceptional standard of our instructors and volunteers (18,000 in all). We offer activities for all age groups and, wherever possible, to people with any disability – and you’re just as likely to find an RDA Group in an urban setting as a rural one.
About Mount Pleasant RDA Group
Mount Pleasant RDA Group is a registered sub group of RDA National and a charity in its own right, established in September 2008. We are based at Mount Pleasant Stables, Rhiwceiliog, Pencoed, Mid Glamorgan where we run three sessions every Saturday morning. We cater for children up to the age of 14 with a variety of disabilities providing not just the physical therapy of horse riding but a relaxed environment to learn about the horses and ponies they ride each week including stable management – all whilst having fun!
Our three principal objectives are:
- Developing and supporting opportunities for therapy
- Developing and supporting opportunities for achievement
- Enabling physical activity and enjoyment
We have a board of Trustee’s and a fantastic group of loyal and willing volunteers.
Chairman Christopher Jeynes
Coach Anneli Jeynes
Treasurer Ashley Comley
Secretary Lynne Tiltman
Trustee Emma Loyns
Parent Representative Deborah Maidment
We rely on donations and fund raising events to deliver our services and care for our ponies. As a group we run coffee mornings and open days. We are fortunate to have some great support from a host of local companies as listed below. If you'd like to help or have an idea to raise some money please do not hesitate to contact us.
A huge “THANK YOU” to all the parents and families who raise money for our Group and our local and corporate supporters as detailed below:
- Peoples Postcode Lottery
- Margam Abbey Ladies Guild
- Brian & Mair Hughes Farriers
- In-Stitches Embroidery
- Rock Commercials Ltd
- St David's Church
- Waitrose, Cowbridge
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We run our group from Mount Pleasant Stables, Rhiwceiliog, Pencoed, Bridgend, CF35 6NE.
WHEN ARE OUR SESSIONS?
We offer sessions on a Saturday morning by appointment only.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RIDE?
Riders need to be between 5 and 14 years of age and under our weight limit of 9st (this includes riding boots and hat) due to the size of our ponies.
HOW DO I REFER SOMEONE TO RIDE?
Our sessions are full at the moment and we have temporarily closed our waiting list. Please check here to find out if the list has been reopened.
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?
Our group is run entirely by volunteers and we always welcome more. With the support of people like you, investing a couple of hours each week, we can continue to provide our life-changing activities.
Whatever your skills, you will have something to offer RDA – and it’s not just about horses and ponies – there are plenty of other jobs that need to get done and you’re bound to find a role that suits you.
Please feel free to contact us for further information.
HOW CAN I HELP?
We rely heavily on fundraising to cover our annual running costs. If you'd like to help or have an idea to raise some money please do not hesitate to contact us.