Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), Kettering and District Group

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Groups, Clubs And Activities
The Old Brewery, Great Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14 1PX
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The Kettering RDA provides therapeutic horse riding for children with a disability or special educational need. Riding can be particularly beneficial to people who have profound and multiple learning difficulties because it is multi-sensory experience. It can help with communication and social skills, build confidence, and awareness of others.

Around 36 volunteers run term-time sessions (on Wednesdays and Thursdays) for around fifty children from local special schools. The group has four ponies, and lessons are taken by RDA-approved instructors. Each rider has up to three helpers, depending on their level of need.

Every other year, the Kettering RDA group take a group of children from one of the schools on holiday to the Clwyd Special Riding Centre in Wales.

Please note: the Kettering RDA is a registered charity (No. 1074319) run by volunteers, and therefore relies on donations.
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Age range:
6 years - 16 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
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