The Windsor and Ascot Driving Group for Disabled enables disabled people to learn how to drive ponies and to enjoy an outdoor activity with animals and other people.
Many disabled people, who would otherwise find it impossible to pursue an outdoor activity, have benefited from the recreational and social therapy that this pastime provides.
Sarah Baverstock, who started driving with another RDA group and competed for the British team in the 2014 FEI World Para-Equestrian Driving Championships, describes driving with the RDA as:
"Fun, a sense of achievement, exercise of mind and body and making friends. For some people it’s the highlight of their week as it might be their only day out."
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Would you like to carriage drive?
Come and join our friendly group - we are looking for some more disabled drivers to join us in our weekly carriage drives. It is a great way to get some fresh air, gain a new skill and make some new friends.
We have three lovely ponies and all our drivers receive instruction and are accompanied by an RDA coach at all times. Why not come along and meet us? Just contact us.
Come and join us!!
You'll find we are a friendly bunch and we enjoy occasional picnics, a BBQ and our Christmas lunch.
We also compete in various competitions and horse shows with our drivers and ponies even getting into the press now and again!