Wendy set up our highly successful Larkrise RDA Group in 2012.
Our friendly, highly trained team of staff and volunteers help children and adults with special needs enjoy the multi-sensory and therapeutic experiences of horse-riding.
We offer 30 minute lessons to individuals, as well as to local Special Schools.
An initial assessment of the rider is carried out prior to lessons taking place.
For full details including prices and availability, please call us on: 01225 751675;
email: firstname.lastname@example.org. ;
or use the contact form on our Contact Page.
If you would like to become one of our volunteer helpers, please use the contact details above. All volunteers must have an enhanced DBS Check for Child and Adult Workforce prior to starting at the farm.
I Saw a Child
I saw a child who couldn't walk,
sit on a horse, laugh and talk.
Then ride it through a field of daisies
and yet he could not walk unaided.
I saw a child no legs below,
sit on a horse, and make it go
through wood of green and places he had
never been to sit and stare, except from a chair.
I saw a child who could only crawl,
mount a horse and sit up tall;
Then put it through degrees of paces
and laugh at the wonder in our faces.
I saw a child born into strife,
take up and hold the reins of life,
and that same child, was heard to say,
Thank God for showing me the way.....
John Anthony Davies
Merger with Hampsley Hollow and Lacock RDA, September 2018
In September 2018 we finalised our merger with another RDA group formerly known as Hampsley Hollow and Lacock RDA.
Our new group is called Larkrise/ Hampsley RDA Group.
We are delighted to welcome the Trustees, coaches and riders from Hampsley and Lacock to Larkrise RDA and look forward to working together for many years to come.
As well as welcoming the people, we are also really pleased to add piebald cob Merlin to our equine section, to cope with the increased number of adult riders.