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Dressage offers the opportunity for riders to show a judge, parents, friends and helpers what has been achieved during the riding sessions.

It can also help an instructor to set goals, allowing the riders to demonstrate often hidden reservoirs of determination to achieve and can vividly show the benefits of previous instruction. Dressage can be easily linked to the requirements of the National Curriculum.

In this section you will find all the resources and guidance you need to include dressage in your RDA sessions and to enter RDA competitions.

RDA & British Dressage Intellectually Disabled Championships

After several months of planning the first Intellectually Disabled Championships finally took place at Solihull Riding Club on Saturday 1st September 2018.  This event is a new joint venture between RDA and British Dressage (BD), more than 60 riders were invited to the Championships after being selected from over 130 combinations that had competed at their Regional Qualifier for the RDA National Championships.  Three classes were offered, walk only, walk & trot and walk, trot and canter with 27 riders proceeding down the centreline on the day to deliver some excellent tests.  

Congratulations to everyone taking part and thank you to BD, Solihull Riding Club, all of the participants, their coaches and supporters for making this such a success. Thanks also go to Para Rider and triple gold medalist Julie Payne for presenting prizes to everyone.

Kayla Pratt & Hunky Dory from Stokesley Group in Yorkshire & Cleveland, winners of the canter class










Page Last Updated: September 18, 2018