New Yatt Riding for the Disabled

It's what you CAN do that counts




We require extra helpers to keep our paddocks free of muck and poisonous ragwort this summer. Muck clearing and ragwort pulling can be great exercise out in the fresh air and you will be doing something special to help a local organisation. Equipment and training supplied for ragwort clearance. The available slots are Tuesday, Friday and Sunday mornings approx 9.30am to 11.30am with coffee break and free horse manure for any keen gardeners! We are in a rural location so own transport essential. Please email us for further information.


Our Volunteers

Ruth and Amy
We actively seek active, enthusiastic recruits aged 16+ to join our session and non-session teams. During sessions, our helpers groom and tack up our horses and ponies; assist the qualified Coaches with mounting and dismounting riders and support the riders by leading or side-walking. Experience of handling horses and ponies is useful but reliability, willingness to learn and a sense of humour are essential.

Applicants will be invited by our Volunteer Coordinator to a site visit to meet helpers and ponies and discuss volunteering opportunities before completing an application form with references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

New volunteers will receive induction training and are teamed up with experienced helpers when they first join a session. We aim to offer a friendly, supportive environment for our helpers and riders. NYRDA volunteers must abide by our Group policies and procedures regarding Health & Safety and Safeguarding and will be covered by the RDA Group Insurance policy.

Please note, all our helpers are volunteers and we do not offer paid employment or formal work experience.


Imogen Gina and Bramble

How to apply

Please email your name, address and telephone number/s with a brief outline of any relevant experience and days available to help to:
Sara, our Volunteer Coordinator, will respond as soon as possible.

Duke of Edinburgh Award and YELA – 2017 SCHEME NOW FULL

Under the auspices of RDA National, New Yatt RDA is an approved activity provider of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and has a long and successful association with local schools.


New Yatt RDA also offers the Young Equestrian Leaders Award (YELA), which is a national scheme recognising and rewarding young people volunteering in equestrianism.


We have no current vacancies but will announce new opportunities in 2018.