Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is delighted to have been chosen as charity partner at the inaugural National Equine Show that runs from 4th – 5th March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.
Alongside a premium shopping experience with over 130 exhibitors and stands, this new event includes interactive activities, demonstrations and presentations to educate and inspire all visitors.
The many innovative features of the show include the Inspiration Stage where leading riders, Olympic legends and influencers talk about their careers, a Rider Wellness Zone and a Skills Theatre that covers everything from staying safe in the saddle to how to become a brand ambassador.
Guest speakers at the show include well known supporters of RDA, Carl Hester MBE, This Esme and Sir Lee Pearson CBE.
“The show is a great opportunity to showcase all the great work carried out by our 438 RDA Groups across the UK” says Lisa Davies, RDA Head of Communications and Insight. “We hope that visitors to the stand will see the breadth of what our Groups deliver and the positive impact this makes to the disabled community. We’ll also be showcasing the many positive benefits of volunteering with RDA, and encouraging anyone interested in getting involved to give it a go. RDA can only carry out its activities with disabled participants thanks to the generosity of supporters and to the volunteers who give their time. We are grateful to the show organisers for their donation and hope to raise further funds from the activities on the stand”.
RDA can be located at stand E72 where Charley the mechanical horse will be offering rides in return for a donation to the charity. RDA are also running a prize draw for the opportunity to win some great prizes including an experience day at the RDA National Training Centre, a grooming kit kindly donated by Red Gorilla, £50 vouchers from GS Equestrian and Posh Muckerz as well as a bundle of goodies from This Esme.
The prize draw can be entered at the show via the RDA stand. Winners will be announced the following week.