Carriage Driving

Carriage Driving is open to all members of RDA and is particularly useful for people who can no longer ride due to disability or prefer a different kind of challenge.

Carriage Driving gives those who are unable to mount a horse the opportunity to experience the fun and enjoyment of equestrian activities.

All RDA Driving sessions are conducted under the supervision of a Nationally accredited Whip.

Carriage Driving allows participants a feeling of independence which can increase their levels of self esteem and confidence and offers:

Same benefits as riding:

  • Improved co-ordination
  • Improved muscle power
  • Improved balance
  • Relaxation through rhythmic movement
  • Being out in the open air

Non-physical benefits:

  • Decision making
  • Making friends
  • Achievement
  • Self confidence
  • Having fun!
Carriage Driving

Carriage Drivers progress in the same way as riders. Drivers can take proficiency tests to increase and demonstrate their ability and knowledge. They can compete in RDA and Shows that have disabled classes. Some drivers progress outside of RDA and attend training days and compete internationally.

Grace Bowman