We’re thrilled to be lending our assist to the Driving for the Disabled Affiliation’s ‘digital’ Nationwide Championships happening this coming weekend – 18 – 19 November.
This follows onerous on the heels of our sponsorship at RDA’s Nationwide Championships in Hartpury in the course of the summer time, which I completely loved attending . An official RDA highlights video is on the market right here . On each events, Kingsley Napley’s Medical Negligence and Court docket of Safety groups sponsor the energetic Countryside Problem occasions.
The digital championships – first developed on account of the pandemic – provide one thing completely different for riders and spectators alike and are the largest equestrian occasion of their type for disabled opponents. The occasion is accessible to the entire 413 RDA member teams countrywide.
Rivals undertake varied occasions of their native using centres, with the highest three in every class being reside streamed, mirroring the ‘actual occasion’ and dropped at life by reside commentary.
Riders take part in a variety of disciplines, together with Vaulting, Carriage Driving, Dressage, Countryside Problem and Musical Trip and Drive. It’s a fantastic alternative for riders impressed by the summer time championships to have the ability to compete of their residence enviornment with out the associated fee and logistical challenges in any other case concerned. No rider has to overlook out.
The digital championships may be seen on the RDA fb web page and on YouTube at @RDANational. They entice viewers from around the globe, not solely permitting extra riders to compete but additionally 1000’s of individuals to view the occasions.
The Countryside Problem is a enjoyable occasion, requiring expertise drawn from dressage and present leaping, which is a agency favorite amongst individuals. The occasion course consists of obstacles for riders to navigate, with completely different actions at every level alongside the way in which, equivalent to stopping to retrieve a letter and publish it in a publish field, pictured.
Right here you possibly can watch Lily discuss her expertise of collaborating within the Countryside Problem at Hartpury this summer time and the nice sense of feat she felt by way of competing. Now, I look ahead to following the thrill of the competitors this weekend.
At Kingsley Napley, we’re keen about supporting the work of the RDA and the nice worth that equine therapies can convey to these with a variety of disabilities. Our earlier blogs setting out the advantages of hippotherapy and the way this will likely relate to our shoppers, may be discovered right here and right here.
Apparently, it’s not solely using and hippotherapy that’s supplied by the RDA. For instance, it has some 50 teams providing ‘tea with a pony‘ periods for these dwelling with dementia or different comparable circumstances, the place using might not be appropriate however there may be actual profit from contact with horses.