The Mid Sussex RDA group aims to give disabled adults and children the opportunity to ride a horse or pony and thereby experience the joy, the feeling of independence and the therapeutic effects that this exciting, and often challenging, activity can provide. Mid Sussex is one of over 500 groups in the UK that belong to the National Riding for the Disabled Association. The riding sessions take place on two mornings a week at Chestnuts Riding School in Pyecombe, just outside Brighton. Mid Sussex has one horse of their own, while other ponies and horses are provided by the riding school. The group is funded solely by donations or legacies and is run entirely by volunteers. Our riders require a lot of support and care and we are always looking for volunteers to help us.
Some of our riders
Paul was a much loved member of our group & had a wonderful bond with Basil.
Sue on Rosie.
Pete is a happy, vocal rider who has ridden with us for years. He has a great sense of humour.
Meghan giving Rosie one of her favourite treats - a polo mint...
Christine has been riding with us for many years & usually rides Ted (pictured).
Tina has ridden for many years and rides with great confidence.
Lorraine has hugely progressed her riding. Here she is on Rosie.
Exercises are an important part of the lesson.
To Donate to the Mid Sussex RDA Group
We are run entirely by volunteers and fully reliant on donations.If you would like to help us, please visit our BT Donate page via the link below. Or contact Ruby at MIDSUSSEXRDA@GMAIL.COM to donate directly.
Helen has ridden for several years and gets on with Mylo. She regularly fundraises for the Mid Sussex RDA Group.