New Yatt Riding for the Disabled

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About us



New Yatt Riding for the Disabled is an incorporated charity based at North Leigh, West Oxfordshire. Since 1984 a dedicated team of RDA trained Coaches and 50+ volunteer helpers have provided regular riding lessons for the local disabled community. We operate from a dedicated 24 acre site with an indoor school. Our ponies and horses are carefully chosen for their temperament, size and ability to work with our riders.


We are run by unpaid volunteers and thanks to fundraising efforts, charitable grants and donations from our local community we continue to offer affordable riding to our participants.


Riders may have a physical disability or learning difficulties, some may have both. Each session will cater for 2 or 3 small groups of riders of similar age or riding ability but all our riders are encouraged to achieve their personal riding objectives at their own pace.


Riding is widely recognised as an excellent form of therapy - building self-confidence, improving concentration, co-ordination and balance, providing recreation and sport. Best of all, riding is FUN and our riders regularly tell us how much they enjoy coming to New Yatt RDA.


Waiting List Status - Spring 2018

The Waiting List is currently closed but we will review again in July 2018



Below is our session timetable (subject to change for weather conditions and during school holidays)

  • Monday 9.15am - 12.30pm & 13.00pm - 15.00pm
  • Wednesday 9.15am - 12.00pm
  • Wednesday 17.45pm - 19.00pm May-September ONLY
  • Thursday 9.00m - 13.00pm
  • Saturday 9.30am - 11.30am & 12.30pm - 14.30pm

On Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday, volunteers are engaged with horse care, schooling and site maintenance