Oaklands RDA team riding high after triumphant Regional Championships

College team awarded eight wins

17 May 2013

On Sunday 12 May, Oaklands College Riding for the Disabled (RDA) team competed in the Eastern Regional RDA qualifier, held at the College for the 5th year. 


The College’s team were awarded with a total of eight wins, two seconds and eight riders going through to the National Championships on 12-14 July at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire.


Over 100 riders competed on the day in classes that required skill and poise. The Oaklands College RDA team consisted of over 20 riders from the Springfield, Landmark and Equine departments. 


Sarah Moreland, Head of Department Land based Industries, commented: “We had a hugely successful day with many people commenting on the great turnout of our horses; the College is known for our quality and today was no different.”


Zoe Hancock, Principal of Oaklands College and keen supporter of RDA, commented: “It is heart-warming to see the inspirational role the RDA plays and we are only too pleased to continue to support this event. 


“We have one of the best equestrian departments in the country and are one of the very few venues with facilities capable of hosting this type of event and we remain committed to ensuring that our facilities are used by all of the communities we serve. 


“Our students have achieved outstanding success and we are all keeping our fingers crossed for the championships in July.”

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