About Us

The Calon Group provides riding and equestrian vaulting opportunities to children and adults with physical disabilities, additional learning needs and mental health conditions.

We are a member group of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) but are a charity in our own right – Charity no. 1177265. At present we have a yard in Llanarmon-yn-ial and use three venues to run our weekly sessions, vaulting (gymnastics on horseback) and riding sessions.

Calon RDA was created in February 2018, by a group of like minded volunteers who felt that there was a need for RDA sessions in the middle of North Wales where no other group operated. We started offering vaulting taster sessions to assess how many groups of people would like weekly sessions and we also connected with independent participants who wanted to be part of RDA but didn’t already have an RDA group.

In October 2019, we began weekly sessions on Tuesday and Sundays’ in two different locations. After buying teo larger horses in December 2019 we aim to expand our sessions allowing more people to ride and vault with us.

We closed briefly during the Pandemic but were able to get back up and running in July, 2020 using our team of horses.

May 2021, we acquired our new site near Llanarmon-yn-ial where we stable our horses and run off the horse sessions. We hope to gain commercial use for an arena in the future.