Gaddesden Place is a dedicated RDA centre offering anyone with additional needs and disabilities the opportunity to participate in a range of equine based activities

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What we do

At Gaddesden Place RDA Centre we aim to enhance the lives of disabled children and adults through horse riding and equine therapies. We work with a range of individuals including those with:

  • cerebral palsy
  • autism & ADHD
  • learning difficulties
  • sight and hearing impairments
  • global developmental delay

The unique relationship and movement of the horse helps to:

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

Our RDA qualified coaches work with each rider, developing a programme of therapeutic activities based on individual needs, with the focus on the RDA principle:

“It’s what you can do that counts”

Our facilities

We offer unique, specialised equipment and facilities

Get involved

Join an activity, there’s lots to choose from!

News and events

Keep up to date and see what’s coming up

“I look up to people when I’m in a wheelchair, they look up to me when I ride.”

Meet our ponies

Learn about the wonderful team of ponies we have at Gaddesden. Even find out how you can get involved and sponsor a pony!

“She loves her weekly therapy sessions, she sees it as much as therapy and fun and sociable too” 

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