About Us

Welcome to RDA Duchy Group: Where Passion Meets Purpose

Founded in 1989 by visionary Polly Hart and her dedicated team, including Eve Gerry, Eve Vineer, Judy Morris, and Maureen Ryder, RDA Duchy Group has evolved from humble beginnings into a beacon of hope and achievement. What began with the generous provision of horses by a local college has flourished into our proud ownership of three exceptional horses today. These horses serve not only our group but also as working liveries, contributing to the education of students at the college.

Weekly Gatherings: A Commitment to Excellence

Our group convenes every Wednesday from 1 PM to 4 PM during term time, making use of an expansive indoor school that ensures our activities continue come rain or shine. This facility is more than just a venue; it’s a cornerstone of our commitment to providing therapeutic riding and horsemanship experiences to 9 valued participants, both children and adults. Beyond the joy and growth found in riding, we offer pathways to compete at County, Regional, and National levels, celebrating the achievements and progress of our riders.

Volunteer Driven, Community Supported

At the heart of RDA Duchy Group is our incredible team of volunteers. Their unwavering dedication is the engine that drives our weekly sessions, enabling us to create a lasting impact on the lives we touch. As a self-funded organisation, we rely on the generosity and support of our community to sustain and expand our offerings.

Be Part of Our Journey

We invite you to join us in this rewarding endeavour. Whether you’re looking to volunteer, participate, or support, your involvement will make a significant difference. Together, we can continue to create an environment where challenges are overcome, skills are developed, and joy is abundant.

RDA Duchy Group: Changing Lives One Ride at a Time