Nationwide, RDA horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults.
Riding For The Disabled Aberdeen (Aberdeen RDA) is the local member group of the national RDA charity, and, being formed in 1970, is one of the oldest groups in Scotland.
Thanks to the help of over 50 volunteers, we provide riding opportunities for around 25 riders each week.
We offer our services free of charge and rely entirely on voluntary help and donations to deliver this.
Aberdeen RDA holds sessions at Tillyoch Equestrian Centre, Milltimber on TUESDAY and FRIDAY mornings during school term-time.
Make A Donation
Aberdeen RDA provides riding opportunities for around 25 riders each week. We offer our services free of charge and receive no grants, so rely entirely on donations and fundraising activities.
Volunteer At RDA
Aberdeen RDA is run entirely by volunteers. No previous experience of working with the disabled or with horses is necessary as training is given to all volunteers.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Aberdeen RDA with easyfundraising?
There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
All you need to do is:
1. Go to httpss://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/aberdeenrda/ and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Aberdeen RDA at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and Aberdeen RDA will be really grateful for your donations.
How you can help
Make a donation
It’s what YOU can do that helps…
How to contact us.
Telephone: 01224 748096
Aberdeen RDA sessions are held at
Tillyoch Equestrian Centre,
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12 weeks ago by Aberdeen RDAUnfortunately, we weren't successful in The P&J 275 Community Fund 2024, BUT, with your help, we have the chance to be one of the charities supported by the Aberdeen Student Show in 2024!
The people’s vote is NOW OPEN, so please, please take a minute to vote for Aberdeen RDA via this link:
Please ensure you put ABERDEEN RDA as the name of the charity - so there's no confusion!
You can vote once per email address, so if you have more than one email address, please vote more than once - the more votes the better!! Please spread the word and share the link.
13 weeks ago by Aberdeen RDAWe were very happy to be one of the Co-Op’s chosen charities for the 2022-3 Community Fund. Volunteers Doreen Philip, Catherine Forbes and Catherine Stott were delighted to collect the cheque for £1331 and meet some of the lovely Peterculter Co-Op staff. Big thank you to the Co-Op and all they do for local charities all over the country.
16 weeks ago by Aberdeen RDAPLEASE, PLEASE VOTE FOR Aberdeen RDA!!
The Press and Journal is celebrating its 275th year in 2023 and, as part of their birthday celebrations, they have launched The P&J 275 Community Fund. The P&J 275 Community Fund is a way “to celebrate and support the work of local charities, big and small. It’s a chance to shine a spotlight on some incredible organisations doing some remarkable work around the north and north-east of Scotland.”
Aberdeen RDA offers all its sessions free of charge and receives NO funding, so being one of the 4 charities supported by The P&J 275 Community Fund would be HUGE for us!
The charities will be decided by a reader vote - so this is where we need your help!
On Wednesday 1st November please buy a copy of the P&J. In it you will find articles with profiles on the nominated charities and a voting form. There will also be a pull-out magazine published on 1st November. If you subscribe to the P&J online, voting forms will be available via the e-paper on 1st November.
Please, please vote for us and SPREAD THE WORD - votes can be submitted up to midnight on 15th November.
#PANDJ275YEARS P&J 275 Community Fund Events
“Supporting the charities transforming our communities” #PJ275CHARITYPARTNER24
19 weeks ago by Aberdeen RDAIf you have a Co-Op card, Aberdeen RDA is part of the @Coopuk Local Community Fund for just a couple more weeks.
Please, choose us by clicking here: https://membership.c....uk/causes/73706 and you can help us make a positive impact in our community every time you swipe your #Membership card. #ItsWhatWeDo
What’s happening at Aberdeen RDA
When one school unexpectedly had to cancel their attendance at an Aberdeen RDA session, the volunteers made good use of their 'free' time by tidying the new horse walk. Thanks to the hard work of all the volunteers, the three RDA ponies, Co-Op Elsa, Apache Sammy and...
It was great to have AABi Teddy back at today's RDA session after he's been a bit poorly over the winter. Teddy was clearly very happy to be back doing his job, and both the riders and volunteers were delighted to see him.
Our former secretary Barbara Gibbons was awarded the RDA President's Award for her many years of dedicated service to RDA at both Group and Regional level. Barbara started as a volunteer for Aberdeen RDA 31 years ago and became our Secretary 29 years ago!! Behind...
Aberdeen RDA bought Elsa in 2016 and she has already become a favourite with riders and helpers alike. She has a very placid nature and doesn't seem to be phased by anything.