RDA can only carry out our life-changing activities thanks to the generosity of our donors, the dedication of our volunteers and the good nature of our fantastic horses.


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.

The main roles of a volunteer include leading the pony (leader) and walking alongside the rider (side-helper). You do not need to have any horse-riding experience, you just need to be reasonably fit and happy to help – even when it’s cold!

We ask our volunteers to help out once a week for one session (either Tuesday or Friday morning) for a maximum of two and a half hours.

Please get in touch if you can give us a few hours of your time – you will find it a really rewarding experience.

Donate via JustGiving

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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 to contact us.

Telephone: 01224 748096

Email: info@aberdeenrda.co.uk


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Aberdeen RDA offers its services free of charge and receives no grants. We rely entirely on donations and fundraising activities to cover our costs.

Recent fundraising activities have included bag-packing at Sainsbury’s Garthdee and a Race Night held at The Ashvale on Great Western Road, Aberdeen.

Keep an eye on this website, or our Facebook page, to see what fundraising events are coming up and please contact us if you would like to do some fundraising for us.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a donation?

You can make a donation via this website, please click on the Donate button and follow the instructions.
Or you can make a BACS transfer direct to our account thus avoiding platform fees!
Our account is with the Clydesdale Bank, account no. 90121547, sort code 826011.
Or you can send a cheque payable to RDA Aberdeen Group to Ashbrook House, Maryculter, Aberdeen AB12 5GR.
Whichever way – THANK YOU!

Can I Gift Aid my donation?

In a word, yes! If you are donating via this website, please follow the Gift Aid instructions. If you would like to make a donation by cheque, please email info@aberdeenrda.co.uk and give your name and address and we will send you a Gift Aid envelope.

How do I become a volunteer?

If you are able to volunteer for us for 3 hours per week, please send an email to: info@aberdeenrda.co.uk

Do I need horse experience to be a volunteer?

No! Full training is given to all volunteers so that they are confident in the role they perform.

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