Seven year old Zoe, who accesses our children’s services, competed in the National Championships with Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) this Saturday!

RDA has been around for over 40 years, with their horses and ponies providing therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK. They have volunteer groups who organise activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting, showjumping and Hippotherapy to over 25,000 people each year. This includes activities for all age groups and, wherever possible, to people with any disability.

Zoe started riding at East Park RDA Group, when she was four years old and has been a keen rider ever since. After coming first in her regional qualifiers, Zoe took part in the National Championships this weekend. Although she was competing against children almost four years older than her and some with a lot more experience, Zoe won sixth place!

The photos show Zoe looking very happy on her horse and with her purple rosette.