Holidays & Days Out


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One of the most exciting aspects of being a member of RDA is the opportunity we all have to involve ourselves in holidays for

One of the most exciting aspects of being a member of RDA is the opportunity we all have to involve ourselves in holidays for our participants!

Holidays are fun – they give pleasure and a sense of achievement to all involved. Everyone, whether an organiser, helper or applicant, has the total support and backing of the RDA.

A holiday is a unique experience; beneficial to everyone and especially to the riders and drivers who are given more time to expand their knowledge and ability.

2021 RDA Grand Day Out – Launch June 2021

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We all need a little something to look forward to at the moment and with the advent of some beautiful summer weather we are delighted to announce our Grand Day Out initiative, the brainchild of Judy Olby, our National Holidays Lead.  This initiative will enable us to support about 50 Groups with a contribution of up to £100 to take their participants and volunteers on a Day Out so that Groups can do something a little different this summer even if they cannot get back to full sessions just yet, thanks to support from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. 

We know how hard our volunteers have worked since lockdown but please note that the focus for this funding is on Days Out to support our participants.  All Grand Days Out will of course need the valuable support of our volunteers but unfortunately volunteer only Days Out are not eligible for support.  

To apply for a Grand Day Out, the simplest way is to complete the application using this Survey Monkey link.  These applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis and we will endeavour to respond to any applications within a week of submission. 

Please therefore allow sufficient time between submission of the application and your planned Grand Day Out.

Alternatively you can download the document below and complete it and send it to

Grand Day Out Application Form – Word


Even though we have taken the decision not to run National Holidays during 2021 due to the uncertainty around COVID-19, we also know how important holidays and days out can be to participants and to volunteers. 

We would like to point out that despite this decision, Groups can link up directly with holiday providers and take their groups on holiday. As an example, Clwyd Special Riding Centre are planning to open in early July and would be delighted if any groups wanted to get in contact to plan a holiday there with their participants. We are also pleased to let you know that an Accessibility Mark Centre on the Isle of Wight, Island Riding that offers accessible holidays with accommodation on site would be delighted to welcome RDA groups.



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