Beechley Riding Stables, Harthill Road, Allerton, Liverpool, L18 3HU
Tel. 0151 724 4490
Charity No. 1156129
Company No. 8668860
Beechley Stables RDA is a member group of the National Riding for the Disabled Association Incorporating Carriage Driving. National Charity Number: 244108.
Although the main aim of Riding for the Disabled is to provide therapy by riding, as it has developed over the last 45 years, more and more opportunities have been created to allow riders to show off their riding skills and compete.
Every year riders are able to participate in local competitions and fun days as well a Regional Qualifier and huge National Show at Hartpury College.
The Regional show moves venue each year within the region and has been held at the Crosby Group in Little Crosby, Mobberely in Cheshire, Crow Wood Equestrian Centre in Burnley, Reaseheath College in Cheshire and in 2013 it was held at our very own Beechley Stables in Allerton.
The National Championships have been based at Hartpury College in Gloucester for nearly 20 years. Originally it was just a dressage event that ran on the Saturday and Sunday but now the show is spread over three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and holds a huge range of events including Dressage, Dressage to Music, Vaulting, Show Jumping, Carriage Driving and Handy Pony. There is also an art and photographic competition as well as a musical ride competition (pre-filmed and sent in for judging).
From 2014 there will also be an Endurance section at the National Championships.
"I love getting to go out in a on adventures with my riders! I like to look my best when I am out at a show so I get a bath to make sure my coat is really shiny!"
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