Education & ASDAN

2021 Creative Writing Competition

This popular competition is back for 2021 and is open to all RDA participants, of all ages and abilities… and entry is completely FREE!

There are three classes for 2021:

  • An RDA Letter
  • An RDA Short Story
  • An RDA Poem

There will be a prize for the overall winner in each class – and all entries will receive a rosette! The closing date won’t be until Friday 26th February 2021, so you’ve plenty of time to start to plan and write your entry. Please ask your group for an entry form or, if you have access to a computer, you can download a copy here:

Creative Writing Competition Entry Form 2021

Creative Writing Competition Poster 2021

If you have any questions at all, please contact Alex Walker at RDA National Office: or telephone (01926) 405971

Good Luck!



Learning through horses...

…learning for life!

RDA activities offer a great platform for learning , both for participants and volunteers, in an environment that is supportive, engaging, rewarding…and fun!

Did you know that RDA Proficiency Tests (for Riding, Horse Care & Welfare, Carriage Driving, Showjumping and Vaulting), the Endeavour Award, the ASDAN programmes and even the RDA Arts and Crafts competition at the National Championships, all form part of the wide range of exciting and varied educational projects taking part within RDA Groups?

Whatever the scope of your Group, or the age and ability of your participants,  you can become involved with education in RDA.

In this section, you can find all the information you need to deliver different Educational activities within your Group. Why not download a copy of the ‘Learning through Horses, Learning for Life’ leaflet, to the right of this page, for inspiration? 


Mentoring and Support Opportunities

Are you interested in helping to support and develop RDA Education within your Region?

We are working to really encourage Groups to take part and to offer as many opportunities for riders to take part in educational activities alongside their Riding, Vaulting or Carriage Driving sessions.

If you are passionate about Education, have plenty of ideas and enthusiasm, and feel that you could really help to support and advise on any of the educational RDA activities within your region (or simply inspire other local RDA Groups), why not contact Alex Walker at National Office to find out how you can become involved.

We rely on really strong support from our  Education contacts within the Regions to offer advice and guidance… and if you feel this role could be for you, we would love to hear from you.

Page Last Updated: November 13, 2020