Long Furlong RDA was co-founded, in 2014, by Louise Larkman and Vernon Roper, who both have extensive experience working within the RDA.

Louise became involved with the Riding for the Disabled Association in 1979 whilst studying at Crabbet Park Equitation Centre for her British Horse Society exams. Vernon, who sadly passed away in 2018, started riding with the RDA in 1988.

The group was formed to give riding opportunities to disabled adults, in East and West Sussex, and provides a much-needed facility for riders in the county.

Long Furlong RDA is a financially independent charity, and has a Board of Trustees responsible for ensuring that the Group continues to thrive. In addition, the group has highly qualified instructors and operates with a wonderful team of fully trained volunteers.

The riding coaches and volunteers are trained to deliver the best possible experience, based on a rider’s needs, ambition and therapeutic goals.

The aim, of the group, is to assist in helping make each ride as enjoyable as possible and for everyone to make the most of their time at Long Furlong.

LFRDA is a very friendly approachable group aimed at providing the opportunity to ride in a safe and supportive environment.