Norfolk Broadland RDA were
struggling desperately with a heavy, cumbersome mounting block on our Wednesday morning riding sessions.
We decided to contact REMAP a charity which custom makes
equipment to assist disabled people to get on with their lives.
Thanks to Andrew New and his team in Norwich a new lightweight
aluminium mounting block on wheels was designed and created to suit our
requirements. We were delighted to take possession at our new riding venue WESTON riding stables, Weston Longville, Norwich,NR9 5JL.
As we settle in at our new location we would be delighted to
have new riders or volunteers come along to our Wednesday riding
Contact by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
By telephone and leave a message on 07799 17 19 45
After a successful move to Weston, we are closed for the winter break and sessions will start again on 7 February 2018. Dates on the calendar.
At Broadland RDA we depend entirely on volunteer helpers: coaches, session helpers, treasurer, secretary, all are volunteers; we welcome new members who have a few hours regularly to spare and would consider joining our friendly team of helpers who support disabled adult riders.
We currently have an enthusiastic, loyal and experienced team to support our sessions. Many have completed a first aid course,several have also completed a safeguarding course. Some helpers come fortnightly, others every week. There is always wiggle room to allow for half term family needs, holidays and other personal demands on time.
Many have started by expressing an interest in horses; all have stayed because of their involvement with the riders and their needs, and the rewards that being part of such a lively, friendly and purposeful group has brought.
It is not necessary to have riding skills or know anything about horses, training will be given to those who would like to participate in active sessions and we are always thrilled if others could help with admin, organisation and fund-raising.
During the riding sessions we need:
- up to four people to help mount and dismount
- one person to lead the horse
- up to two side walkers to interact with the rider, help them with the tasks and interpret the instructor
- help to set out and clear the school equipment
Afterwards we enjoy coffee and tea and biscuits in our smart portacabin.
All volunteers will have to fill in a Volunteer Application Form for insurance purposes, and if you decide to stay with us we shall undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously known as a CRB check) for legal reasons.
If you would like to know more about being a volunteer, please contact us on our email:
or on our group phone where you can leave a message including your telephone number: