Welcome to Morpeth Group RDA, part of a UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of thousands of children and adults with both developmental and physical disabilities.
Our horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to over 100 riders every week. Riders experience 1000 beneficial movements every 10 minutes! So, half an hour on a pony has huge benefits physically as well as a great confidence booster – 90% of riders improve their confidence.
We are a non-profit-making registered charity and we rely on our wonderful army of volunteers along with donations and legacies to help us achieve this. Most of our volunteers have been with us for many years together with our highly experienced and well-trained instructors we offer riding sessions six days a week at our current location in Tranwell, Morpeth
The Morpeth Group Riding For The Disabled is a registered charity giving people with special needs and disabilities a chance to develop their abilities and enrich their lives through riding specially trained ponies.
Over 300 riders aged between 4 to 72 use the centre, traveling from all over the county and even Tyneside to attend.
The Pegasus Centre is managed by Active Northumberland and supported financially by Northumberland County Council.
Northumberland County Councillor Cath Homer, cabinet member with responsibility for leisure said:
“There is a small, dedicated team of paid staff and a team of passionate volunteers who turn up week in, week out to provide their invaluable support to help make the centre work. However Morpeth Riding for the Disabled group need more helping hands.”
“Volunteering with RDA is rewarding and fulfilling, and we’d be really grateful to anyone who could spare a couple of hours each week to help. We welcome volunteers from the age of 14 and there is no upper age limit. ”