Woodside Farm Stables

About us

Woodside Farm Stables RDA group – Charity 1074298.

Based at Rainworth in Nottinghamshire NG21 0DG, we are currently offering sessions on Wednesday mornings and Saturday afternoons – small groups or individual one-to-one.

Woodside Farm Stables group started in 1971 at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Jack and Anita Parker, who had long been involved in promoting riding for disabled children.  The stables has an indoor school, a paddock for lessons out of doors in good weather, and access to Forestry Commission woodland.

The stables also has a unique hydraulic mounting lift, essential for mounting the more physically disabled riders without compromising their independence, but used by ambulant disabled as well.

Focussing on the therapeutic benefits of horse riding, the group has 5 qualified RDA Group Instructors with 2 trainees, assisted by a core team of more than 70 volunteers which includes the parents/carers of the riders.   Woodside owns 3 horses/ponies and has 4 more on permanent loan.

Contact:  Mrs. Winifred Pritchett  01623 627974.

News flash! Lindhurst Wind Farm Grant


Lindhurst Wind Farm help local Riding for the Disabled charity with a grant of £2,600.00.

Woodside Farm Stables in Rainworth (Charity 1074298) are celebrating the very generous support of the Lindhurst Wind Farm Community Fund. The money will be used towards essential new equipment for riders and keep-costs for the horses.

A spokesman for the charity said “This very generous grant from the Lindhurst Wind Farm community benefit fund is a welcome addition to our long-term financial stability.

We are all volunteers at Woodside and over 80% of our expenses are eaten up – literally by the horses. Continue Reading…