Accessibility Mark

 

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), in partnership the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has launched Accessibility Mark to encourage more people into the world of horse riding and its therapeutic benefits.

Over 40 centres have gained the Accessibility Mark stamp of approval. By applying for Accessibility Mark, the centre will be able to gain training and advice from RDA (in return for a commercial fee) and once RDA are satisfied that the standards are met, the centre will be awarded their endorsement and will become a centre with Accessibility Mark. 

If you are a centre interested in the Accessibility Mark accreditation then please take a look at the Information & Support Pack on the right hand side which contains lots of information about the project including Centre requirements.

If you would like to take part or for more information please fill in the online form

A full list of centres is available on our taking part page here or your local centre can be found by a using the find a group search on our website here.

Useful links for Accessibility Mark Centres

The latest Accessibility Mark E Shot – GDPR
All previous Accessibility Mark E Shots

E-Learning
Our e-Learning courses are a great way to develop your skills and understanding. For further information please visit www.rda.org.uk/e-learning

Education in RDA

Accessibility Mark Proficiency Test Handbook can be download here – AM Riding & Horse Care Proficiency Test Handbook
The Accessibility Mark education resources including price list can be downloaded here – Accessibility Mark Centre – Education resources

Further details regarding the RDA Proficiency Tests see link below

Proficiency Tests

Endeavour Award

 

The RDA Tracker
The Tracker is a simple to use holistic tool to measure change. Change is measured in six different areas. These areas are communication, physical changes, relationships, horsemanship, confidence and enjoyment. For further information please visit www.rda.org.uk/runningyourgroup/tracker

Special Equipment
You can download the special-equipment-guide or for more information on special equipment in RDA please visit www.rda.org.uk/runningyourgroup/special-equipment

A guide to mounting and dismounting

Medical guidelines
RDA Epilepsy Policy
Notes on Medical Conditions and Disabilities
ACPTR Contra-indication Guidance

Horses in RDA

Max. weight calculator
In line with our Weight Chart Guidelines , we have a max. weight calculator to help our RDA Groups work out the maximum weight a horse could carry (including tack and before taking into consideration, the conformation, age and fitness of the horse) 

To access the calculator, please click here
Please note: this will appear as a Microsoft Excel download.

Useful resources from other organisations
British Blind Sport-Equestrian Resource
EFDS – Access for all: Opening Doors
EFDS – Inclusive Communications Guide
All EFDS resources can be found on their website here.

 

If you have any questions or queries, please contact National Office at am@rda.org.uk or 01926 492915. 

Page Last Updated: April 25, 2018