Our clients

We work with a number of local partner organisations to provide group riding and carriage driving lessons to disabled children and adults. Our clients are often referred to us by their doctors or physiotherapists. Some come to us on an independent basis, others come with a school, care home or day care groups in Ipswich, Woodbridge, Felixstowe and Saxmundham including: Fairview Farm, Genesis Orwell Mencap and Wot’s Up Day Centre

The disabilities/medical conditions of our participants include:
 • ADHD
 • Autism
 • Cerebral Palsy
 • Deafness
 • Down’s Syndrome
 • Epilepsy
 • Parkinson’s disease
 • Vision impairment

Research shows that RDA activities deliver physical benefits, boost confidence, improve communication skills and help to build social skills. Our activities also support our participants' education and learning and improve confidence in daily life.

The main therapeutic factor in horse riding is the movement of the horse, providing physiotherapy on the move. Our riders also gain self-confidence and social skills as they enjoy interaction with our volunteers and horses.

We also provide carriage driving instruction. Most of our carriage driving participants are physically disabled, some being wheelchair users. Driving also has a therapeutic benefit, both physical and mental and provides a great sense of freedom for those with limited mobility.

In addition we offer activities suited to those living with dementia and other long term conditions.

If you are interested in joining us or would like more information then please call 01473 737087 or email enquiries@rdawoodbridge.org.uk