Welcome to Cambs College RDA!

Hello and welcome to Cambridgeshire College Group of the Riding for the Disabled Association!

We hope you enjoy having a browse through our website and learning more about the group. News items will feature here, on the home page, and further information about the group can be found by clicking on the headings at the top of the page.

To discover the activities we do, have a look at the 'About us' section.

If you are interested in joining us as a rider or volunteer, please visit 'New riders' or 'Volunteering'.

To learn about our fabulous horses, please click 'Meet the horses'.

If you would like to make a donation to our group, please click here or use the BT Donate links on the left hand side of each page.

To get in touch with us, please click here or use the contact form on the left hand side of each page.

Please be aware that this site is brand new and not all the pages are up and running yet! If you would like more information on joining as a rider or volunteer, please get in touch.

Arts and Crafts Competition (Regional round)

Entries are now open for this year's Arts & Crafts competition! Please read on for further information.

How does the competition work?
This is run through two rounds: a regional round, judged by RDA East Region officials; and a national round. The best entries from the regional competition will be put forwards to the national competition, judged at the RDA National Championships at Hartpury in July.
2016 entries to the National Championships
What classes are available?
There are six classes:
  1. 'Paint me a Picture' - Any age - Individual or Group (maximum 4 people). Any equestrian-themed picture created in any medium. Maximum size A1 (594mm c 841mm)
  2. Paintings and Drawings - Any age - Individual. Maximum size A1. The work MUST be relevant to RDA activities.
  3. Collages - Any age - Individual. Maximum size A2 (420mm x 594mm). The work MUST be relevant to RDA activities.
  4. Collages - Any age - Group (maximum 10 people). Maximum size A1. The work MUST be relevant to RDA activities.
  5. Sculpture - Any age - Individual. The work MUST be relevant to RDA activities.
  6. Sculpture - Any age - Group (maximum 10 people). The work MUST be relevant to RDA activities.
Sculptures have no maximum size but if they are entered to the national final they will be displayed in a tent with extremely limited space, on a table which is set up on grass and may not be brilliantly stable. The request from National is please to be sensible!
2017 entries at Hartpury
How much does it cost?
There is no entry fee for the regional round, but if a piece of artwork is submitted to the national final there is a fee of £5.50 per entry, or £5.50 per entrant in group classes, up to a maximum of £22.
How do I enter and/or find out more? 
Anybody wishing to have their work exhibited at Hartpury MUST enter the regional qualifying round first.
First, create your masterpiece! Download and complete the entry form ('Arts & Crafts REGIONAL ROUND Entry Form 2018' under 'Useful Information' here), then submit this with your entry.
The Regional Round will be judged on Friday 1st June 2018. Entries can be dropped off at the Regional Qualifier on Sunday 20th May 2018 (College of West Anglia, Milton, Cambridge), or by arrangement at Weston Colville Hall (contact Gay Redman).

Cathie's Kilimanjaro Climb for Cambs College!

Towards the end of January 2018, Cambs College volunteer, Cathie Stableford, will be flying out to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, raising money for our RDA Group in the process. Scaling the peak of the highest point in Africa will be no mean challenge: it towers 5,895m (19,341 feet) above sea level and will take Cathie and her team eight days to reach the top. We had a quick chat to find out how she's feeling about this mammoth challenge!

To sponsor Cathie and support Cambs College RDA, please use the 'My Donate' link on the left hand side of this page, or click here.
Cathie (left) on a training climb
Who will you be trekking with along the way?
There are 4 of us walking and fundraising: Lenja, who is fundraising for Pinpoint; Franny, fundraising for the MPS Society; Chris, fundraising for the Alzheimer's Society; and me!

Gay Redman wins national award for volunteering

Congratulations to Gay Redman, President of Cambs College RDA, who won this year's RDA Regional Volunteer of the Year Award! This is a new prize which recognises the work of long-serving volunteers nationally. Gay received her award from HRH Princess Anne at this year's AGM, which was held at Saddlers' Hall in London.
November 10th 2017