NAF announces partnership with RDA

Equine supplement company will sponsor ‘Best Turned Out’ competition at RDA National Championships

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has announced a new partnership with NAF, which will sponsor the Best Turned Out competition at RDA’s National Championships in July. The sponsorship is the first time NAF and RDA have worked together, and represents the start of a new relationship between the two organisations.

The RDA National Championships is the largest event of its kind in the world for disabled riders and carriage drivers, attracting 400 qualifying competitors over three full days of competition. Best Turned Out is entered by competitors throughout the event and recognises the efforts made by riders and their support teams to ensure horses and ponies (and their riders) look their very best in the arena.

“We are delighted to have the support from NAF for this year’s National Championships’” said Sal Atkinson, Fundraising Manager at RDA. “Best Turned Out is a natural fit for NAF – which helps to keep so many equines in top condition. Our RDA groups take great pride in how their riders and ponies present themselves in competition, and Best Turned Out is a hugely popular part of the Championships.”

NAF commented: “The RDA is such an incredible organisation, the work that they do to provide therapy and fun to people with disabilities is exceptional and is made possible by their amazing volunteers and wonderful horses and ponies. The impact that equestrian activities can have on people with disabilities is extraordinary allowing the RDA to provide so much joy and personal and physical development to everyone involved. NAF cannot wait to further develop their relationship with the RDA.

NAF are extremely honoured to sponsor the Best Turned Out prize and can’t wait to see everyone at the championships to see the effort that has gone into the turn out of the participants, horses and ponies. See you all there!”

The RDA National Championships takes place from 15 to 17 July at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire. The competition is RDA’s flagship event, bringing together hundreds of disabled competitors who have qualified to take part, with over 90 classes taking place over the three days. In the past, the event has provided a springboard for Paralympian’s including Sophie Christiansen, Natasha Baker and Lee Pearson – all of whom started their careers with the support of RDA.

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