STOP PRESS WAITING LIST CLOSEDWe have made the difficult decision to close our waiting list to new riders with immediate effect. We have a huge number of riders currently waiting for places which we are doing our very best to accommodate however, it will take some years before we can offer all those children places. Once we are in a position to take new riders we will post on our website. Thank you for your understanding.  23rd October 2023

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Our Volunteers

Volunteers are the beating heart of our organisation who help children and adults with physical and/or learning difficulties to ride for therapy, achievement and fun. Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, make new friends, and get a fantastic feeling of satisfaction that you are making a difference. Whatever your skills, you have something to offer, either with the riding sessions, fundraising or in a support role.

We are very proud that everyone involved with Quest RDA is a volunteer and we have no paid employees.

Volunteers are the beating heart of our organisation who help children and adults with physical and/or learning difficulties to ride for therapy, achievement and fun. Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, make new friends, and get a fantastic feeling of satisfaction that you are making a difference. Whatever your skills, you have something to offer, either with the riding sessions, fundraising or in a support role.

We are very proud that everyone involved with Quest RDA is a volunteer and we have no paid employees.

Ways to get involved

Quest RDA horse care and maintenance riding for the disabled

Support for riding sessions

These provide an opportunity to work with Quest’s horses and to ensure participants enjoy their riding lessons in safety. No previous experience is necessary as full training will be given.

Quest RDA fund raising chobham carnival

Other ways to get involved

Although Quest is very fortunate to be based at Laris Farm where  our ponies receive 5 star management and care, there are still opportunities to get involved with helping with our ponies.  If Horses aren’t for you, there are many other ways to get involved with our team, for example, finance, admin, marketing and social media.  We would love to hear from you if you can help out.

Quest riding for the disabled riding volunteers

Special Events

Quest has lots of events and activities throughout the year and we welcome anyone who can help with these in any way.  For example the Chobham Carnival and our Annual Sponsored Ride.

Quest RDA horse care and maintenance riding for the disabled

Support for Riding Sessions

These provide an opportunity to work with Quest’s horses and to ensure clients enjoy their riding lessons in safety. No previous experience is necessary as full training will be given.

Quest RDA fund raising chobham carnival

Other ways to get involved

Although Quest is very fortunate to be based at Laris Farm where horse management and welfare standards are second to none, anyone who would like to become involved with working in other ways within our team would be most welcome!

Quest RDA sponsored ride 2021 riding for the disabled

Special Events

Quest has lots of events and activities throughout the year and we welcome anyone who can help with these in any way.

Fundraising

Quest RDA Diana Mitchell giving to Lead fundraiser Paul Gardner with Julie Jones

Halstead preparatory School present a cheque to Julie Jones, Chairperson of Quest.

Quest receives no state aid but is very fortunate to have support from the local community and a dedicated and enthusiastic group of fundraisers.

We are always looking for new members to join our team and find new ways of raising vital funds to continue with our important work.

There are many ways to help; you can join our active fundraising team, organise an event of your own and get sponsored, make a one-off or a regular donation, or through corporate sponsorship or adopting Quest as your business charity of the year!

Visit our fundraising page to find out more.

Quest RDA Diana Mitchell giving to Lead fundraiser Paul Gardner with Julie Jones

Tea on the Green (Chobham) present a cheque to Paul Gardner (Lead Fundraiser) and Julie Jones (Chairman) Quest RDA.

Fundraising

Quest receives no state aid but is very fortunate to have support from the local community and a dedicated and enthusiastic group of fundraisers.

We are always looking for new members to join our team and find new ways of raising vital funds to continue with our important work.

There are many ways to help; you can join our active fundraising team, organise an event of your own and get sponsored, make a one-off or a regular donation, or through corporate sponsorship or adopting Quest as your business charity of the year!

Our Fundraising Team

Paul Gardner

Fiona Davidson

Fiona Green

Emma Ward

Mairie MacTaggart

Our Fundraising Team

Paul Gardner

Fiona Davidson

Fiona Green

Emma Ward

Mairie MacTaggart

Let’s Make Things Happen

We could not continue without our dedicated volunteers, but we also depend heavily on our sponsors, fundraising and donations to pay for care of the horses, insurance and equipment.

“Riding with the RDA has totally changed my life. Not only have I won Paralympic gold medals, but riding and sport have taught me skills to improve my daily life – I am more able and confident, allowing me to fulfill my potential in all areas of my life, including making friends, living independently and in employment.”

Paralympian Sophie Christiansen, MSci CBE
Paralympian Sophie Christiansen, MSci CBE QUEST RDA RIDING FOR THE DISABLED
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