Wellow Riding for the Disabled

Wellow Riding for the Disabled

Name: Wellow Riding for the Disabled
Organisation: Wellow Riding for the Disabled
Location: Wellow, Littel Horse Croft Farm, Ford Rd, Wellow, Somerset, BA2 8QF
Type: Part Time
You will need to commit to a regular session. This is usually a morning or afternoon a week. Some people commit to more!


Whether you are passionate about horses, people, or both, you will meet other like-minded people, and get huge satisfaction from your interaction with the riders and horses .

Our organisation needs a large number of people prepared to give up their time to a regular weekly term-time commitment. At present Wellow RDA has about 40 volunteers. We come from all walks of life, not necessarily horsey, but ALL have a desire to help people less fortunate than ourselves.

Our volunteers help the riders with activities when riding.

They help with getting the ponies ready for the rides.

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Organisation Description

The Wellow Group of the Riding for the Disabled Association is a voluntary organisation in Bath and North-East Somerset, working with horses and ponies to promote opportunities for therapy and enjoyment for local people with disabilities. Through the commitment of our volunteers we enable disabled riders to improve their health and well being and to gain a sense of achievement. Please see our volunteers’ page on how you can get involved.


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Cause / Interests

  • Animals
  • Children

Types of Activity

  • Outdoors
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching
  • Working with animals

Skills and Qualifications


The helper needs to be fairly fit. You will need to do a lot of walking and sometimes lifting. You should enjoy meeting people and not be frightened of horses! Be patient and be able to support people who can sometimes behave in unexpected ways.


Meeting people
Spending time with horses
Experience of working with people with special needs

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: N/A
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Informal discussion, Taster session