Stafford RDA Group held its first ride in April 1975, and has now celebrated its 40th anniversary. One man was on the first ever ride as a schoolboy, and is still riding with us.
We run 7 sessions a week in term time, and nearly 40 children and adults will enjoy a ride each week. The youngest children may only ride for 5-10 minutes each, whilst the older children and adults have up to an hour. The afternoon and evening rides generally cater for teenagers and adults, and continue throughout the summer.
Most of our rides take place at Ingestre Stables (Monday morning, Tuesday midday and evening, Wednesday midday and evening, and Thursday evening), whilst one is held at Dunston Heath Stables on Wednesday mornings.
All our instructors and helpers are volunteers, and 40-50 people help us each week. Most helpers commit to helping on one ride each week. New helpers receive full training.