RDA offers people with varying degrees of disability the opportunity to reap the benefits of horse riding mentally, therapeutically and physically. These groups rely on volunteer work, donations and fundraising but the outcome of that hard work and dedication, is the life changing experience that it offers hundreds of disabled riders across the UK.
In the last 10 years we have seen the popularity of the RDA Simulator soar. Apart from providing a safe and controlled environment, the simulators can be run around the clock, from the convenience and warmth of the indoors, and with an instructor stood right next to the rider for maximum support.
The feedback that we have received from pupils and their parents has been heart warming and inspiring. We are delighted that we can help to bring something that builds confidence, encourages riders and brings joy to lots of people.
Here is a picture of Haworth RDA in Yorkshire taking delivery of their RDA Simulator today! We wish them all the best with ‘Penny’.
In exactly three weeks the Racewood team will be pitching up at the games in Caen, France. We’re delighted to announce that we will be bringing our NEW Jumping Simulator to demonstrate and offer lessons on.
The Jumping Simulator is the very first of its kind, the only one in the world. It simulates both a cross country AND a show jumping arena.
We are fortunate enough to be sharing a stand with the British Equestrian Trade Association as well as others including Dodson & Horrell, Equilibriem, Mount St John Stud and others..
If you get the wonderful opportunity to attend the games, please do come and visit us! We will be on stand G3 from 23 August – 7 September
Most people will be aware of the severe dieting and fitness regimes undertaken by jockeys in racing. So promoting the physical and mental well being of jockeys is essential to avoid long term, serious damage.
Years of in depth research by doctors, psychologists and nutritionists have allowed John Moores University to devise a scientific diet plan to train jockeys effectively and without the mental and physical backlash of such a demanding sport.
Follow the link to hear jockey Franny Norton discuss the research and its benefits as well as see him training on a Racewood Racehorse RS!!
The Dubai International Horse Fair 2014 was a great success! Not only did we exhibit our new Jumping Simulator but we unveiled our brand new Racetrainer – a lightweight, non motorised fitness machine for jockeys to test and improve their fitness levels.
But it wasn’t all work by the looks of things and Bill and Marie-Louise got the chance to meet up with Sheikh Samir Mirdad who trained with one of our Racetrainers for the Cheltenham festival as well as long standing Dubai race trainer, Mr Satish Seemar.
More info about the New Racetrainer to follow!
Jade Salpietro took the Dressage Simulator for a spin for the first time, under the supervision of instructor Julie Newman. Find out how she got on in her honest and insightful review….
For an interesting read on how equestrian simulators can improve and hone jockey performance, follow the link to an article written by Mats Genberg, Editorial Director of Sweden’s Gallop Magazine.
The feature talks about how new technologies, namely the Racewood Racehorse Simulators, can allow for strategy training as well as reducing risks before the real races, giving jockeys that extra competitive edge.
And there’s a great picture of Racewood’s jockey Harry Challoner on there too!
We’re excited to announce that we will be at the BETA show 16 – 18 February 2014 on the Classic Show Jumps stand. We will be there with our exciting new Jumping Simulator offering rides to the public. Don’t miss out!!
Great to see us feature in our local paper this week, the Chester Chronicle, written by Beverley Dee.
Not only did we have the honour of working with the Danish Equestrian Federation on their stand at the European Championships in August, we also had the pleasure of a visit from Danish Princess Nathalie zu Soyn Wittgenstein. Not only that, but she rode the Dressage Simulator with Grand Prix rider Barbro Ask Upmark giving her a demonstration.
Other visitors that we had to the stand include the Danish Equestrian Team, the Italian Equestrian team and Danish Para-Dressage champ Caroline Neilsen.
We are used to attracting a crowd at events but this time we couldn’t believe just how many people came to ride the simulators and watch Barbro give demonstrations and lessons on the simulator.
A big thank you to the Danish Equestrian Federation for being such excellent hosts and we hope to see everyone again very soon!
Please follow the link for an article written by Kathy Carter for Horse International, all about the history of Racewood, our products and our customers: