"I look up to people when I am in a wheelchair, they look up to me when I ride."

Gaddesden Place is a dedicated RDA centre giving children and adults with special needs and disabilities the opportunity to ride and have fun.

The unique relationship and movement of the horse will develop a riders ability helping them to :

  • Improve muscle tone & core strength
  • Aid balance & coordination
  • Learn a skill
  • Increase self confidence and awareness
  • Widen boundaries of experience and social contact

We emphasise safety and all our Instructors are qualified to the required National RDA standards.

News & Events

Gaddesden RDA on Film!

Thank you to James and the team @ Flat Frog Films for our new film featuring our amazing riders, volunteers, staff and of course our ponies!

To view the film see above on the website or to contact James go to


Save the Date

Barn Dance 29th April 2017

Tickets now on sale


Term Dates

Spring Term;

21st February to 31st March

Easter Holiday;

1st-24th April (inc)

Summer Term

25th April - 26th May

3rd June- 15th July

Half term;

27th May- 2nd June (inc)