Being held on the 12, 13 & 14 July, Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, The RDA National Championships returns this year as the biggest event of its kind for riders with disabilities; demonstrating over three days the very best of grassroots and world-class para-equestrianism. For the first time the event will feature an RDA level Showjumping competition, to be held on Friday evening.
The event also marks the official launch of the RDA Tracker – a brand new tool to help assess the therapeutic benefits of riding (more information here: http://www.rda.org.uk/2013/80-of-rda-riders-experience-physical-improvements-in-12-weeks-or-under/).
The National Championships is RDA’s flagship event, featuring hundreds of competitors in a range of classes including Dressage, Countryside Challenge, Vaulting, Carriage Driving, Showjumping, Musical Ride, Musical Drive , Horse Care & Knowledge, Arts & Crafts and Best Turned Out.
“The Championships is growing every year, and we are delighted to have an RDA Showjumping competition for the first time,” says Anne Coney, National Championships Chairman. “This is my first year as Championships Chairman and it’s fantastic to be involved in such an inspirational and well-run event.
“As ever, we are very much open to the public and there will be a packed schedule of exciting competitions, refreshments and plenty to see and do to make a great family day out.”
Entry to the RDA National Championships is free. For more information about The Championships and Riding for the Disabled Association, please visit www.rda.org.uk.