Welcome to RDA Duchy Group

A vibrant community founded in 1989 by Polly Hart and friends, dedicated to providing therapeutic riding and horsemanship to children and adults. Operating every Wednesday, our group utilises an exceptional indoor school, ensuring activities year-round, rain or shine. With three magnificent horses at the heart of our program, we offer both joyous riding experiences and competitive opportunities at various levels. Driven by the spirit and dedication of our volunteers, we are a self-funded organisation committed to making a difference. Join us in our mission to empower through riding, as we continue to foster growth, resilience, and happiness in our riders’ lives.

RDA Duchy Group:
Changing Lives One Ride at a Time


Latest News

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…

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Fantastic Auction Prizes At Forthcoming Fundraising Event

We hope you can join us at The Tamar Inn Calstock this Thursday 8th February for our latest fundraising event. A fantastic list of auction items are up for grabs, be sure to place your bids before 8.30pm to be in with a chance of some winning some great prizes.

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New Year – New Term

We are back riding after our Christmas break today, everyone has had a nice break and we are really looking forward to the start of the new term. We’ve got lots planned for this year and our next fund raising event is coming up very shortly at The Tamar In at Calstock on Feb 8th.…

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Fabulous Raffle Prizes to be won

A fabulous raffle to benefit RDA Duchy has been launched! Tickets are on sale (£1 each); draw in October. Prizes include an “Equine” hamper (full of goodies even for those of you who don’t own horses!) featuring “The Magic of RDA” quilt, made by an American master quilt maker; a “Pamper Yourself” hamper featuring a…

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Summer Break but we’re still Busy!

We’ve broken up for the summer and will return to riding in September. The ponies will enjoy a nice break and spend lots of time in the field. We have lots of fundraising and awareness events throughout July and August with our next event at Launceston Show on Thursday 27th July where you can come…

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Charity Cookbook “The Feed Bowl” 118 Recipes

Riding for the Disabled Duchy Group recently published “The Feed Bowl,” a cookbook filled with 118 recipes provided by group volunteers, friends and 14 pubs and restaurants in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this cookbook will go directly to the work of the charity. Price Including UK P&P…

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It’s a busy time here at RDA Duchy Group

Since the group started riding again after the Xmas break we’ve been extremely busy. Many new riders have joined the group and all places are currently filled for riding. We do still take names for people who wish to ride with our group and contact them as soon as we have suitable places. We’ve also…

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Fabulous Fundraising Efforts

The fundraising team have been busy with events over recent weeks. Mole Valley Farmers at Liskeard held an equine event last weekend which we attended along with our 4 legged mascot Henry. Despite inclement weather we had a successful day there with funds raised and several people recruited for volunteering. Waitrose at Saltash presented us…

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Welcome to our new pony Deano

With the new term due to start shortly we are very lucky to have a found a lovely pony to join the team. Deano is a 14 hand gypsy cob with lots of feather and mane. We have used him before as he was a working livery at the college. When we heard he was…

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Cornwall Farmers Tavistock Awareness Day Saturday 27th August

We are at Cornwall Farmers Tavistock this Saturday 27th August from 10am until 4pm. Henry our wonderful mascot will be there to meet and greet along with some of our volunteers. It’s a great opportunity to find out more about what RDA groups do, we have tickets on sale for our raffle which has some…

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