News and events

RDA marks Dementia Action Week with record Tea With a Pony sessions

18 May 2022

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is raising awareness of the power of horses to help people living with Dementia. During Dementia Action Week (16-22 May), the charity will be aiming to run as many ‘Tea with a Pony’ sessions as possible at its member groups throughout the UK.

Riders Minds launches Head First campaign

11 May 2022

Leading equestrian mental health charity Riders Minds has launched their Head First campaign to raise awareness of the effects of concussion on mental health.

News from Zilco | Interview with Gwenifer Hack

26 April 2022

​Zilco interviews Gwenifer Hack, Australian Driven Dressage Competition judge.

World Horse Welfare announces The Duchess of Cornwall as a Patron for The Great Horses for Health Event 2022

26 April 2022

The Great Horses for Health event 2022 will be run over 70 days – a duration chosen to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and also the 70th Anniversary of lead Charity HorseWorld Trust.

Rare Breeds: Eriskay Pony

21 April 2022

Of all Scotland’s four native horse breeds – Shetlands, Highlands, Clydesdales and Eriskays – the last is by far the rarest. Susan Dunne discovers more about this endangered breed.

Rare Breeds: Fell Pony

30 March 2022

Amongst the rare native breeds of the British Isles is the Fell pony, which gained recognition in the driving world thanks to the Duke of Edinburgh. Susan Dunne finds out more about this native of the north.

News from Zilco | Interview with International Carriage Driver, Dick Lane

30 March 2022

Zilco catch up with Dick Lane, Vice Chair of Indoor Carriage Driving UK and Indoor Carriage Driving Event Organiser. Dick gives us an insight of what types of events he organises, the challenges he faces, the type of equipment needed and great tips for newcomers.

Watch the Carriage Driving Awards 2021

28 March 2022

Thank you to the judging panel, Georgie, Alan Dedicoat and everyone who watched along. Most of all, congratulations to all the fantastic finalists and winners of the #CarriageDrivingAwards 2021!

April/May 2022 issue out now!

23 March 2022

In this issue, we kick off a new training series with Sue Mart from Bennington Carriages with some great advice on how to make sure your carriage and harness are fit for purpose this season.

RDA Silent Charity Auction - bid for 30 incredible experiences

09 March 2022

​Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has just launched its Silent Charity Auction, supported by the Hartshorne Group, as part of its upcoming Charity Sports Dinner. The silent auction has 30 incredible lots to bid on – from money-can’t-buy experiences to exclusive days out, sporting events, memorabilia and more.