Contact: Gillie Drapper, Publicity Officer
Tel: 01360 860 243

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9th February 2018 | RDA WCS Webteam

A revised edition of Dates for Your Diary is attached.  Please note the dates for Fundraising Workshop have been changed to 12th & 13th March.  Zsofia Preddle is coming up from National.  She will present a fundraising workshop open to all on the evening of 12th March.  However it was felt that some groups may be looking for more specific advice and groups will be able to book in for individual appointments with Zsofia during the day on 13th March.  All to be at RDA Glasgow, Sandyflat.,  I will get booking forms out asap.

Best wishes,


DOWNLOAD:  Dates for your Diary 2018 rev A

9th February 2018 | RDA WCS Webteam

Details and booking form for training on 20th March are attached.  This is a great chance for judges, coaches and volunteers to improve their understanding of the Countryside Challenge competition.  We would love to have some more groups taking part in the competition in May, so if your group is thinking of entering this is the perfect chance to find out more.  Or even come along to get more ideas for activities in your regular sessions.

Best wishes,

DOWNLOAD:  Countryside Challenge Training Mar 2018

25th January 2018 | RDA WCS Webteam

Details of the Creative Writing Competition 2018 are attached below.  For this one there is no Regional Round, entries have to be received at National Office by 25th May.

Do encourage your participants to give this a go!

Best wishes,

RDA Creative Writing Competition Entry Form 2018

25th January 2018 | RDA WCS Webteam

Hello Everyone,

Please find attached the entry form for the regional rounds of this year’s Arts and Crafts Competition, along with a flyer to help promote it within your group.

Please circulate these documents around your group as soon as you can and really encourage participants to join in! There’s plenty of time to start to create artwork and to have fun, and it’s an ideal opportunity to engage with families, friends, schools, colleges and care centres, as entrants are welcome to produce their artwork when and where they like –  and share their enjoyment of RDA with those around them.   More often than not, schools will completely run with the competition, and the feedback that we receive from them is that they really do value the chance to extend the RDA experience to the classroom, and support their curriculum activities at the same time.

The Arts & Crafts Competition also means that all participants have the chance to take part in national competition in some way, and to be recognised, without the distance constraints or expense of having to travel to qualifiers or the championships, which can of course be prohibitive for some.

Entries for our Regional Round should reach our Regional Chairman Kate Bennet no later than Tuesday 8th May.  Remember to allow plenty of time to plan how to get your artwork to Kate. (  tel 07721 515 190)

Best wishes,


Arts Crafts REGIONAL ROUND Entry Form 2018 WCS

Arts & Crafts Group Flyer 2018

Kinfauns RDA Volunteer helps Rescue Horses in South Africa
16th January 2018 | RDA WCS Webteam


In October last year one of Kinfauns Riding for Disabled (RDA) volunteers went to South

Africa, for three weeks, to help at the Cintsa non profit horse rescue centre.  They currently have 48horses in their care. Prior to going Clare did some fund raising for the rescue centre as it is a constant battle to feed and care for so many horses. With help from family and friends and many volunteers from Kinfauns RDA they raised just over £1,000.

They also decided to get some second hand horsey things to donate. This took off and that ended up with 7 boxes, over 90kgs, of items which then had to be shipped to South Africa.  The import regulations and cost were very tricky but some wonderful generous people helped to make it happen. The boxes finally arrived in time for New Year.

Lots of the lovely Kinfauns volunteers supported the fund raising by attending an afternoon tea and many also donated things to send out.   There were 2 saddles, girths, numnahs, bridles, grooming kits, haynets, bandages, even Polo mints!, rain sheets, fly masks and many other things.  The local vets were very supportive too.

One of the main ways that the rescue centre raise funds to support itself is by doing trail rides with some of the rescue horses. Angie, from Kinfauns RDA, was a star and donated 16 riding helmets. These will be a fantastic help to the rescue centre.

This is a lovely story of an RDA stables in Scotland, along with many of its volunteers, helping lots of beautiful horses in a rescue centre in South Africa.  The rescue is always looking for volunteers so if you would like to donate, or would be interested in an amazing volunteering experience in South Africa,

please contact Clare: for more information.

Cintsa Facebook and web page links – and