Gala Awards 2018

Nominations for the RDA Gala Awards 2018 have now closed, the winners will be notified in August 2018.

The awards will be presented to the overall winner of each category at the Gala dinner on Tuesday 25 September 2018 at Gibson Hall, Bishopgate, London. All category winners will be given two complimentary dinner tickets and a contribution towards their travel and accommodation costs if required.

There are once again four categories for nomination this year

Volunteer of the Year Award Supported by Godolphin – This award seeks to recognise our wonderful volunteers.  There will be an award winner in each of RDA’s 18 Regions as well as a National winner who will be invited to receive their award at the Gala Dinner.

Young Volunteer of the Year Supported by Players of People’s Postcode Lottery – This award seeks to recognise the fantastic contribution made by volunteers under 25 within RDA.  This award will be presented on the evening of our Gala Awards.

Horse or Pony of the Year Supported by Snuggy Hoods – We couldn’t do what we do at RDA without the help of our amazing horses and ponies.  This award recognises the contribution made by RDA equines and will be presented to representatives from the group on the evening of our Gala Awards.

Participant of the Year Supported by Childs Farm – Our riders, drivers and vaulters are at the heart of everything we do at RDA.  This award recognises participants who have overcome challenges, achieved their goals or gone the extra mile at RDA.


Meet RDA’s Rider of the Year 2017                                                Meet RDA’s Horse of the Year 2017


Book Your Tickets
Join us and special guests Clare Balding OBE, Alastair Stewart OBE and auctioneer Philip Serrell

Tickets are £250 each
Ticket Price Includes:

  • Champagne Drinks Reception
  • Three course dinner with wine
  • After dinner speech
  • Awards presentation
  • Live auction with Philip Serrell

The event starts at 6.30pm and carriages are at 11pm
To reserve tickets please use the form below or contact Sal Atkinson 01926 405 975 or email

RDA Gala Ticket Form and Flyer

Page Last Updated: August 9, 2018