On Thursday 8th September, the sad news that Her Majesty, The Queen, had passed away was announced. Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), released the following statement:
The volunteers, participants and staff of Riding for the Disabled Association would like to extend their heartfelt sadness and condolences to the Royal Family, particularly to our President, Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal.
Tributes in the coming days will doubtless mention The Queen’s enduring love of and affinity with horses. Her instinctive understanding of the power of horses to do good was a source of inspiration to so many people within our organisation.
We extend our thoughts and sympathy to all our members who may be affected by this news, and hope they will feel able to mark this sad occasion in whichever way they wish.
Condolences and tributes to the Royal Family and Our President have been pouring in from our member groups, which will be passed on to Buckingham Palace.
The funeral is to take place on Monday 19th September. Many RDA groups across the UK will be paying their respects to Her Majesty on Monday.