Riverside RDA

Together We Achieve More


Luke's story is told through two posts that his dad made on facebook which have been copied onto the website.

When Luke was 1st diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, I thought it was going to be a lifetime of hospital and specialist visits.

With the right approach, he wouldn't get any worse, but he would never be "cured".

So it's with immense joy, that at the ripe old age of 7, he's been discharged from the paediatric physiotherapy.

We never push our kids to do extra activities, we introduce them, and if they like, we continue.

My belief is that these extras have been a huge contributing factor to his discharge.

So I'd like to thank all those people who help my little boy on his journey through life with a disability that never bothers him, without you I don't think he'd have made such a rapid improvement.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please join me in a round of applause for;
The volunteers at Riverside RDA
Typed through tears of joy.


Once upon a time there was a little boy called Luke, who was born with Cerebral Palsy.

Everyday he would get an accident form from his teacher because he'd lost his balance and fallen over.

Then one day, one of Lukes mummy's best friend, Maxine, introduced Luke to the amazing team Riverside Riding for the Disabled.

Because of that, Luke started weekly sessions, not only growing and stretching his legs, but also growing his confidence and ability.

Because of that, Luke twice tried and failed to qualify for the RDA Nationals.

Until finally, Luke did qualify for the largest riding event for disabled people in the world, and as one of youngest competitors, came runner up in the Countryside Challenge