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With just a week to go until the start of the RDA National Championships, excitement is really starting to build as the charity’s flagship event gets ready to celebrate their 50thanniversary.

To raise awareness of the amazing achievements of RDA participants and the fantastic work of its volunteers, You Tube sensation This Esme will be attending the event on Saturday, July 13.

With more than three million views per month to her channel, Esme will be creating vlogs live from the championships as well as meeting competitors and presenting awards and prizes.

A keen supporter of volunteering, Esme gained her own Young Equestrian Leaders Award (YELA) which is designed to recognise the time and effort young volunteers give to equestrianism. Through this she expanded her own knowledge of the benefits of horse riding.

Esme said: “I am thrilled to be able to support RDA in their 50thanniversary year and look forward to meeting as many people as possible at the event and it would be great to inspire a few new volunteers.”

Communications Co-ordinator Beth Randles said: “We are so excited that Esme is coming to see us, to find out more about this fantastic event and helping to raise awareness of the need for new volunteers. She will also highlight the amazing achievements of our participants through her vlogs to her many young followers.”

The RDA National Championships is free to attend for anyone looking for a great day out with hundreds of competitors from all over the country taking part in events including carriage driving, Countryside Challenge, dressage, showjumping, vaulting and showing.

Providing an opportunity to get together RDA Groups, volunteers and participants, the RDA National Championships boasts a fantastic atmosphere and camaraderie that is unrivalled at any other equestrian event.

The RDA National Championships takes place between, July 12 – July 14 at Hartpury College, Gloucester.

For more information about the RDA National Championships email Bethan Randles at brandles@rda.org.uk


About Riding for the Disabled Association

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through horse riding, carriage driving and hippotherapy. Through a network of around 500 volunteer groups throughout the UK, RDA provides opportunities for therapy, achievement and enjoyment, improving health, wellbeing and self-confidence, and benefiting mobility and co-ordination.

  • RDA brings together 500 volunteer groups throughout the UK
  • More than 25,000 adults and children enjoy the benefits of riding or carriage driving
  • Each year more than 19,000 dedicated volunteers give a total of more than 3.5 million hours of their time

RDA is reliant on voluntary help, donations and legacies to deliver its services. Please donate now at www.rda.org.uk.

RDA is a charity registered in England and Wales (No: 244108) and Scotland (No: SC039473).

For more information contact Jacqueline Garner or Tim Smith at TSM on 01724 784600.

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