Machars RDA

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The Riding for the Disabled Association is a National registered charity covering the whole of the UK.

Whilst some events and fund raising are co-ordinated from head office, the reality is, that the services are provided from local groups, all of which are self funding. Our group,  Riding for the Disabled Association Machars Group, provide this support to the Stewartry,  Kirkcudbrightshire and Machars area in Dumfries and Galloway, with riders coming from as far away as Carsphairn, Dumfries, Newton Stewart, New Galloway and New Abbey.

Our group meets at Barstobrick Equestrian Centre, Ringford, each Wednesday during the school term times, with riding sessions for both adults and children with various support needs.

Some of our riders began attending over thirty years ago as children and still attend now as adults, which says everything about the rewards and benefits that the RDA provide to the special group we serve.

Our group is entirely staffed and supported by local volunteers, all of whom give their time unconditionally and some of our volunteers are indeed disabled themselves. We hold fund raising events throughout the year and receive much needed donations from local schools, police, businesses and individuals.

The funding we have received in the past has allowed us to purchase:-


If you wish to make a donation by card please click the following link :-


On-line Fundraising Platform

If you have any questions about making a donation, please contact our treasurer, Sue Cooper on  01644 450201 or email:-

Please make cheques payable to RDA Machars Group and post to Sue Cooper, Treasurer RDA Machars Group, Innisfree, Laurieston, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 2PW.

If you are a business you can receive tax relief on your donations. Please see our sponsorship page for full details and contact us so that we can arrange to visit you.