Cranleigh Riding for Disabled


Volunteers needed at Cranleigh Riding for the Disabled Association Group

Our volunteers are an essential part of the Cranleigh RDA team.  Without them we couldn't possibly function.

Our volunteers come from a diversity of backrounds and ages (14yrs+) bringing their talents and enthusiasm to contribute to our team.  We encourage the involvement of anyone in the community who can give us a few hours of their time each week.

It is not a requirement that volunteers have previous experience of horses, riding or working with special needs children and adults. Training is provided for all.

Benefits for you: Learn new skills/Help to make a difference/Make new friends/Be part of a team/Boost your CV.

Our sessions run Monday-Thursday and Saturday during school term times.

Interested in finding out how you can volunteer with Cranleigh RDA ? Then please click on the 'Fill in an application' link on the top right hand of this page.

 

Mission Statement

Through the commitment of volunteers, RDA enables people with disabilites to ride to benefit their health and well being and to achieve their goals 

Riding offers a degree of independence that many disabled people cannot have in their daily life.
 
There are also medical advantages - the warmth and three dimensional movement of the horse is transmitted through the rider's body, gradually making it more relaxed and supple, reducing spasticity and improving balance, posture and co-ordination. The movement of the pelvis influences the lumbar region and is transferred up the spine thus encouraging control of the trunk and head. Riding a horse makes mobility possible.  From the elevated position on its back, riders have an opportunity to see more than would otherwise be possible for them. The experience our riders gain through the contact they have with our ponies also helps to create a great sense of achievement and confidence. We hope that this will, in turn, make their lives easier and more fulfilled.