Equines in RDA

In this section of the website, you will find useful resources and information that you will need to keep our RDA horses and ponies fit and well. (For policies the group should adopt please go to the Policies Page).

Please scroll down this page for up to date Equine News. We also have sub-pages that contain a range of information from vaccinations to helpful videos. Forms can be found in the right hand side resources section. 

If you are planning to reintroduce your horses to RDA after lockdown, please use the COVID equine assessment form found to the right of this page. For more information about restarting please visit the Road to Restart page. 

Blue Cross RDA Open Day

 On 15th August 2022 the Blue Cross Equine Rehoming Centre opened its doors to RDA for a tour around their fabulous facilities and a chance to meet equines needing a home. For more info including how to apply to the Blue Cross see our report on how the day went. 

Microchip Deadline

Many Equine charities run awareness weeks to bring attention to different health conditions and factors that affect Equine Health. This section will be regularly updated to keep RDA Groups aware of current campaigns. Our current hot topic is horse microchip deadlines which are compulsory from the following dates:

England: 1 October 2020
Scotland: 28 March 2021
Wales: 12 February 2021

You can check your microchip is registered on the Central Equine Datebase. If you don’t find a record of this then please contact your Passport Issuing Authority. For more information on microchips and the law please click here

Equine Contacts

We have a What’s App group for RDA Groups who own and loan their own Equines. This is in addition to our normal Group Equine Advisor contact although the same person may be on both. This is purely for up to date information regarding Equine welfare during the Covid19 situation.  If you would like to be added to this group please email Doug Smith riwm2@hotmail.com

We also have an RDA Equine Facebook page where you can advertise equines/share adverts or place wanted ads.

Horse Movement and Brexit

Please follow the link to the BEF page for information on horse movement after Brexit.


Page Last Updated: February 8, 2024