Gordon Group Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), were announced as Runners Up in the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Centre of the Year 2023, at the SEIB Yard of the Year Awards lunch at Dorney Lake, Windsor, Berkshire on 5th ofJuly.
For the fourth year running, SEIB Insurance Brokers celebrated excellence in competition, teaching, training and horse care, and this year, Horse & Hound and British Equestrian also came on board to judge the best of the best. There were six categories this year: best DIY Livery Yard, best Full Livery Yard, best Large Riding School, best Small Riding School, and best RDA Centre.
Following public nominations and voting, the judge decided on a shortlist in each of the six categories. The final stage of judging involved making and submitting a short video highlighting what makes Gordon Group RDA centre and the other RDA centres so special. The videos were then judged by and the top two in each category were invited to the award presentation lunch.
Chair of Gordon Group RDA, Fiona JD Pearson commented, “We were delighted to have been chosen as Runners Up at prestigious competition. There are 438 Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Centres throughout the UK, so this was a huge achievement for our group.
We believe our RDA Centre is very special in so many ways, not only do we support over 60 RDA clients each week, both children and adults, to enjoy horse-riding but we also offer Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) sessions, and other activities which allow our RDA clients to interact with our wonderful therapy ponies to improve life skills, build confidence and have fun”.
If you would like to volunteer, participate or get involved with the RDA please do not hesitate to get in touch.