National Championships

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  • Anne Coney
  • National Championship Chairman

Rory Williams

"During my years as a rider I discovered so many news friend and experienced some incredible opportunities that I would never have had the chance to discover with out the help of Riding for the Disabled. One of these was the RDA National Championships. It was one of the most incredible experiences meeting so many fantastic people."

Each year in July RDA organises the National Championships at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire.

The Championships is a wonderful weekend of competition with classes across a range of disciplines and other areas including horse care and knowledge, arts and crafts, best turned out and not forgetting the musical ride and drive.  The event demonstrates both grass routes and world class para-riding and there are events for all abilities.

This year the Championships are being held from Friday 14th July to Sunday 16th July 2017! 

Dressage and showjumping classes are graded – just like the paralympics – so that all riders involved compete on a level playing field alongside people with a similar disability.

To get involved you will need to qualify for the competition and regional qualifiers take place throughout the spring in the months leading up to the Championships.

It’s now the biggest event of its kind anywhere in the world for disabled riders and has a wonderful friendly down to earth atmosphere which had always been the trademark of the event.

If you want to start competing, why not talk to your Group Coach and find out what you can achieve!



Page Last Updated: January 24, 2017