Riding for the Disabled (RDA)


Riding For the Disabled Association

 Regd. Charity Number 1074350 


Rossway is a small RDA group based at Hastoe Hill Riding School, near Tring, amidst lovely Chilterns countryside.  We hold our sessions on a Thursday afternoon during term times and can cater for about 20 riders -adults and children - spread over 4 sessions. Our riders’ disabilities cover a fairly broad spectrum of physical and learning difficulties, and we rely on a very loyal and hard working team of volunteers to run the professional service that we offer.



We currently own 2 horses and 2 ponies and can borrow others when necessary.  The remainder of the week our horses are used by the school and looked after by their staff.  All our costs are funded by donations.


Our ponies and horses are carefully chosen for their calm and even temperaments.  They have to be very forgiving and adaptable as their riders can be quite unbalanced or sometimes noisy and they must be as steady as rocks with nervous riders.  Above all, they have been chosen for their unflappable natures and placid view on life.

Riding for the Disabled gives people with limited mobility the chance to stretch and move muscles in a way that may not be possible with other forms of exercise.  The position in the saddle and the movement of the horse is a therapy in itself, improving riders’ balance, co-ordination and muscle tone.  Riding also gives a great sense of freedom and the empathy which develops between our riders and their horses is lovely to see.  Confidence often improves, along with increased self esteem and well-being.


Our volunteers are a happy band of helpers!  We get appropriate training on the job and there is a great sense of camaraderie and companionship.  New volunteers are always welcome.  Please call us if you’d like more information.

Rossway Group operates on Thursday afternoons in term time, from 1pm – 4pm.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or if you would like to ask about riding with us, please contact:


Chairman,   Mrs. Irene Purse on 01442 825010

Or our mobile – 07947 798581.


Or email us rosswayrda@yahoo.co.uk

Where to find us:

Hastoe Hill Stables

Hastoe Hill




HP23 6LP


01442 828909

Email: hastoehillstables@outlook.com


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Business hours

Monday        CLOSED

Tuesday       9am - 9pm

Wednesday  9am - 9pm

Thursday     9am - 9pm

Friday          9am - 9pm

Saturday      8am - 5pm

Sunday        8am - 5pm

What's new?

September 2016: Pony Club Sessions starting...


October 2016: Half Term activities are now available: Thelwells, Pony Days, Showjumping and much much more.


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