The new strategy from RDA leadership details fresh objectives for the next three years to guide and inspire all local charities - including Horsley, Bookham and Leatherhead RDA.
The road map for the next three years has been clearly set out:
April 2022-2023: Back to Strength
April 2023-2024: Sustainability and Growth
April 2024-2025: Steady Expansion
Those interested in finding out more about these plans, the 6 new objectives for RDA and what this will mean for volunteers, participants and supporters can find out more here: Strategy - Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA)
The new strategy has been launched with a message of support and thanks from our President, HRH The Princess Royal:
“This new strategy signals a moment of change and opportunity for all of us involved in RDA as we seek to re-build and resume our work following a difficult two years. United by our goal to bring the benefits of horses to as many disabled people as possible, we have a chance to make even more of a difference to communities all over the UK.
During my visits to RDA groups over my years as President, I have seen first-hand the life-changing impact of our activities, brought about by that unique combination of participant, horse and volunteer. Now, as we look to strengthen our groups and grow our reach, we will explore new ways for people to benefit - with horses at the heart of everything we do.
One of the great strengths of RDA is our ability to have a national influence on the world of disability sport, while maintaining a local network that reaches deep into the heart of our rural and urban communities. We are a national charity, but, as a federation, our individual member groups value their independence; choosing the activities and approach that best meet the needs of their local area.
As we look ahead, we will preserve this individuality, providing more support at regional and local levels to allow our groups to develop the activities they offer according to the needs of the communities they serve, and inspiring more people to get involved.
To the volunteers and staff who will be embarking on this new chapter in our history, I would like to say thank you for doing everything you can to help us achieve our ambition.”