Latest News:

New!!  Latest photos of the refurbishment - See Centre News 

New!! Easter Centre Closure - See Forthcoming Events for details.

New!! Sponsored Dog Walk - See Forthcoming Events for more details.

New!! Easter Riding Holidays - See Forthcoming Events for more details

BHS Riding and Road Safety Course - See Our Courses for more information.

Watch the video of our 50th anniversary celebrations - See Recent Events

'Sponsor a Horse' - See Can You Help? for details.


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Who are we?

We are the home of the Tyne and Wear RDA Group.

Our group operates from our purpose built, BHS Approved Riding Centre, seven days per week, all year round. We have been in Washington since 1977, having originated in South Shields in 1964.

We currently provide approximately 130 children and adults with a range of disabilities and learning difficulties with riding lessons every week.

Throughout the years the benefits of Riding for the Disabled activities have become increasingly recognised by medical and educational establishments as a highly effective therapy which: 

  • Contributes to the improvement of a wide range of medical conditions
  • Provides a positive, unique and enjoyable form of therapy
  • Brings a new dimension to restricted lives
  • Encourages independence
Smiling girl in a wheelchair with horse


   
The Tyne & Wear Group is a Member Group of the national Riding for the Disabled Association.  Our group operates from our purpose built, BHS Approved Riding Centre, seven days per week, all year round. We have been in Washington since 1977, having originated in South Shields in 1964
 
  
      Tyne and Wear RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association).
      Registered Charity No. 1073555