- Meadow School of Riding Where Wenlo RDA is based
The Meadow School of Riding was founded in 1958 by the late Mrs Olwen Allonby in the village of Stanford on Soar, Leicestershire. It is now situated at the edge of the beautiful Beacon Country Park on Deans Lane, Woodhouse Eaves - see map for location - and is run by Dawn Whitmore-Kirby.
an indoor school
excellent hacking around Beacon Country Park and beyond.
accessibility for disabled people, including a hoist
- North Midlands Regional RDA
North Midlands Region covers Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire. Within the region we have 29 groups who give over 9,000 rides to more than 800 riders/drivers each year. They come to us each week to enjoy the experience of riding or carriage driving - with opportunities to join us in learning a new skill as well as entering competitions or even taking a holiday. All this combines to bring a new dimension to necessarily restricted lives, encourages independence and does much to improve a wide range of medical conditions.
- Riding For the Disabled Association National Site
At RDA, our horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK. Our network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting and showjumping to up to 28,000 people each year.
We have been carrying out our life-changing activities for over 40 years, and take great pride in the exceptional standard of our instructors and volunteers (18,000 in all). We offer activities for all age groups and to people with any disability – and you’re just as likely to find an RDA Group in an urban setting as a rural one.
We rely on voluntary help, donations and legacies to deliver our services.
- Special Olympics
Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place -- one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.
- The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
We are always looking for Volunteers, so why not help us and gain valuable expereince and use your Volunteering towards your Volunteering part of your D of E. By doing your DofE, you're in for an amazing adventure and masses of fun as you take part in a range of activities, all leading to the achievement of an Award that's recognised by unis and employers alike.
- The Rural Business Awards
The Rural Business Awards are organised by BeRural. The aim of the Rural Business Awards is to give recognition to businesses operating right across the Rural sector, from engineering through to artisan food producers and professional services organisations.
- The Studio 17 Photography
Lisa and Alistair very kindly donated time and most of the photographs you see on this site. Welcome to The Studio 17, a Midlands based company with over 20 years professional photography experience, our lead photographer, Alistair has worked for local, regional and national newspapers as well as heading up a portrait studio, covering PR assignments, all types of events and producing stunning, contemporary wedding images. In 2010, his partner Lisa joined him and has been working alongside him in all aspects of the business making The Studio 17 a real family team.