Welcome to Eden Riding for the Disabled (RDA)

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Eden Group was formed in 1980 and is based at Rookin House Equestrian and Activity Centre, Troutbeck near Penrith, Cumbria. Eden RDA has been transforming the lives of people with disabilities throughout Eden and Cumbria, introducing them to activities that improve physical and mental well-being. The riders join for enjoyment, challenge, friendship, laughter and achievement as well as a degree of independence. It has also been recognised that there are medical advantages resulting in riders being more relaxed and supple. 

At the moment we work with Children and Adults from The North Lakes School, Ullswater Community College, Edington Day Centre, Warcop Primary School, and Aspire 17. We meet every Thursday from the end of February to July and September to November. 

Volunteer with Us

Eden RDA are always on the look out for volunteers to join us with or without horse experience.

If you would like to join our wonderful team, please download our Volunteer Form, or email us to find out more:

Benefits of Volunteering

Learn new skills

Be part of a team

Make a difference

Enjoy the outdoors
(and keep fit!)

Make new friends

Boost your CV

Volunteer with Eden Riding for the Disabled (RDA)

Ride with Us

Become a new rider with Eden RDA – just download our Rider Participant Application Form and bring it along with you to your first session.

Recent Events

Our Sponsored Ride 2023 at Lowther was a great success

Our annual Volunteers lunch at Hutton in the Forest

Donate to Eden RDA

This activity is only possible because of the valuable donations made by individuals to RDA, and the fundraising activities, sponsorship, and trust funding received from valued supporters of the charity.  Every donation makes a real difference and can help with training, education, or essential support materials and equipment.

To make a donation to Eden RDA, please visit our Just Giving Donation page.

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