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The RDA Duchy Group was set up in 1989 by Polly Hart along with several friends including Eve Gerry, Eve Vineer, Judy Morris and Maureen Ryder. Initially the college provided suitable horses and over time the group started to purchase their own horses which the college looked after in return for allowing the students to use them. Today the group owns 3 horses which are also used as working liveries by the college. RDA Duchy Group meet every Wednesday during term time between 1pm and 4pm and use the large indoor school which enables us to ride all year round come rain or shine. The group provides riding and therapy for 18 children and adults and also the opportunity to compete at County, Regional and National competitions. The group rely totally on volunteers to deliver our ridden sessions each week and are completely self funding.

Latest News

Fantastic Auction Prizes at forth coming event

Start your Xmas shopping early or treat yourself with these amazing auction prizes at our forthcoming event this Friday at Callington Town Hall starting at 7.30pm. Plymouth Harbour Cruise for 4 people with champagne,Gourmet Food and Wine Hamper, Framed Hare Silkscreen, hand made quilt, spa experience with champagne, Framed Acrylic Landscape painting, Sunday lunch for…

Calstock Fundraising Event was fun for all!

Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising event at Calstock on September 30th. Over £150 was raised for the group and we’ve got some new volunteers who are interested in helping at our Wednesday sessions. Henry our lovely pony looked fabulous and did a great job in his role as Group Ambassador. The Wine…

Fantastic Raffle Prizes and live auction in forthcoming Event

Duchy Group have a fundraising event on Friday November 2nd at 7.30pm at Callington Town Hall. There will be music by Reflections and The Inner Tube. There will be a raffle and also live auction. Some of the lots include a Carriage Driving Lesson by a BDS instructor, signed copies of our cookery book The…

Autumn FundRaising Event

We are are having a fundraising event on Sunday 30th September at the village green at Calstock. Please come along between 11am and 5pm and meet volunteers from the group and also our wonderful pony Henry who is group ambassador. There is a children’s  tombola, a wine or water lucky dip and much more. Copies…

Dressage Competition for Riders at end of term.

 All our riders took part in a dressage competition on the last day of riding for the summer term. All the ponies were beautifully plaited and our riders looked very smart. Everyone did very well and all the weeks of practicing paid off with very nice comments received from our visiting judge Lorna Button. Everyone…

Great Day at Duchy College Open Day 2018

Duchy Group had a stand at the annual Duchy College Open Day this weekend. It was a great opportunity for people to meet our volunteers and horses and find out more about Riding for the Disabled. We had a great position for our gazebo and lots of things to tempt people to stop for a…

Duchy Group Receive Generous Grant from The Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust

Duchy Group are thrilled to have received a generous grant from The Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust, which has enabled us to purchase a new pony, and some much needed new tack and equipment.  The trust is in its 22nd year and generously supports equine related charities and also those working with young people, people with…

Generous Donation to RDA Duchy Group

RDA Duchy Group recently received a generous donation from Ian Hayter of Diamond Home Support. Ian is in his first full year at the helm of the Callington and Tavistock business which provides domestic cleaning, home help and gardening services. We are thrilled to have been chosen as a local charity to be the recipients…

Fantastic Fundraising Evening Raises over £1,400

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising evening at The Tamar Inn at Calstock on Thursday 8th February. This was a great event kindly hosted by The Tamar Inn with good food and live music from Rubber Band adding to the main event of the evening the silent auction. The group need…