Sheffield Group Riding for the Disabled



A Sheffield Derby on Horseback!

On Bank Holiday Monday Steven (one of our disabled riders) did a fundraising event for Sheffield Group Riding for the Disabled at Cowley Riding School - combining his passion for football and love of riding!

Six riders took part in two teams - the 'Owls' and the 'Blades'. The referee had a challenging time keeping control but the final score was a 1-1 draw. (The 'Owls': Steven, Ellie and Nicole. The 'Blades': Kyla, Emma and Rebecca.) Kyla scored for the 'Blades' and Steven scored for the 'Owls'. He now wants a rematch!!

This was followed by a clear round competition, organised by instructor Nicky as well, which was great fun in the Bank Holiday sunshine.

Thanks to everyone who came on the day to support the event and to those who made it all possible: Cowley Riding School; Nicky; Steven, Ellie, Nicole, Kyla, Emma, Rebecca (who did so much more than ride in the team event); Niamh (for the luscious cakes); Reece and Leah (for the spectacular photographs) and Sophia (for outstanding sponsorship).

Overall just over £1000 has been raised from the day so far.
The money will go towards replacing the hoist, for new equipment for riders and horses and to help towards the cost of lessons for disabled riders.

You can still support Steven through

The Owls

The Blades



Although we are part of the Riding for the Disabled Association we receive no funding from them. It costs around £10,500 a year to run our group as we pay for the hire of ponies, use of riding schools, equipment, and insurance for riders and volunteers.

For general donations, please click the link below.


Or you can download the form below and return it with your cheque to the address given.

Donation form


If you are a UK tax payer we can even claim more money from the Government at no extra cost to you - just fill in the form. Click here to learn more about Gift Aid (opens in a new window)

Although we are part of the Riding for the Disabled Association we receive no funding from them. We rely totally on donations and grants. We would like to thank the following people and organisations for supporting us (in alphabetical order):


Anna Lawson

Barlow WI

Cash for Kids

Cash for Kids



Charles & Elsie Sykes Trust

Coffee and Chat Group, Dronfield

Cowley Riding School

Coventry Building Society Charitable Foundation

Derbyshire Community Foundation

Derbyshire Community Foundation

Derwent & Woodlands Women's Group

Dixon Pitchfork Charitable Trust

Drone Valley Rotary Club

Dronfield Inner Wheel and Plant Aid

E Green

Friends in Harmony

Gladstone Trust

JA Bennison

JG Graves Charitable Trust

LH Gargett

Hobson's Nurseries

Mrs Bradley

North Eastern Bar Mess

North Eastern Circuit Charity Fundraising

Phoenix Children's Foundation


S Cousins

Sheffield & District Association for the Disabled

Sheffield Town Trust  

Smeltings Farm Riding Centre

Spirit of Sheffield

The Co-operative Membership Community Fund

Co-operativr Membership