We are currently taking applications for this year’s horse riding at the New Lodge Centre.  These sessions are funded by the Royal Borough of Greenwich and are free for children with special needs who live in the borough.


Tuesday Evening – Half hour riding lesson for 10 weeks running term time.   4.45 pm or 5.15 pm.  start times.                                                                                          

We are able to cater for younger children (5 years and over) and those with more complex needs on these classes.  Parents might be required to assist with walking beside the child on the horse if necessary.

If you are interested please contact Hilary.  We are accepting applications from children who have attended before but please contact me again, even if you think your child is already on the list, as we may have to update details.

For more details ring Hilary on 020 8851 6447.   I am not often by the phone but 12.45 or 3.35 Mon – Thurs are good times to try. If you get the answerphone leave a message and number and I will ring back.  You can e-mail me at but I will need to speak to you to discuss your child’s requirements – so please leave a phone no. in your e-mail




R.I.P. Buddy

Sadly Buddy died a few days before Christmas after a very short illness.  He was 23 yrs old, and had been with us since he was 3 yrs old.  He will be sadly missed as he was an exceptional character, loved by our riders, volunteers and particularly the staff.

He was ridden on most RDA session, by newcomers who he looked after very well.  If a more experienced rider rode him he always gave an enjoyable ride.

Congratulations Again!

Congratulations Mitchell.  He was awarded the Sports Personality of the Year at a Celebratory Ceremony within Royal Greenwich Council.  He earned the award because of his success at the RDA National Dressage Competition, for his volunteering work at New Lodge RDA, and his general riding work with us. 


The RDA National Dressage Competition took place from 14th to 16th July at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire and we were represented by Max Davis and Mitchell Eddison.  Both put in excellent performances on the very long day.  They were riding a horse belonging to Penniwells RDA Group, called Brandy, so it was not a familiar horse to compete on and they both did extremely well.

Max won his Countryside Challenge class with a score of 91.5%.  He was also the Class Champion.  Very well done Max.

Mitchell was 8th in his Dressage Class, and was 4th in his Countryside Challenge class.


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