• Stonehaven, Main Road, Union Mills, Isle of Man
  • 07624322431

Manx Carriage Driving 4 Disabled

Welcome to the home of Manx Carriage Driving 4 Disabled – MCD4D!

Founded in 2014 by local folk. Our ethos is to share the experience of Carriage Driving with others.

The Group operates at Ballavartyn Equestrian Centre, Santon, where the facilities allow us to operate in all weathers. We run sessions on weekdays and weekends, currently Fridays and Sundays (where possible).

MCD4D consists of Volunteers, of whom, some are RDA UK qualified Carriage Driving coaches and ALL volunteers are trained, and validated by the RDA UK  Volunteer green Card system.

Our Committee structure is:

    • Chair – Ms Clare Christian
    • Secretary – Mrs Carolyn Galloway
    • Treasurer – Ms Hayley McVicor
    • Group Organiser – Mrs Liz Lillie
    • RDA UK Carriage Driving Assessor and Coach – Mrs Linda Kneale
    • RDA UK Qualified Carriage Driving Coaches – Mrs Margot Dahn, Mrs Carolyn Skelly & Mr Ian Wilcock
    • Patron – Dr Bethany Haller Moore

Our directors are:

  • Ms Clare Christian
  • Mrs Margot Dahn
  • Mrs Elizabeth Lillie
  • Mrs Linda Kneale
  • Ms Hayley McVicor
  • Mrs Carolyn Galloway
“RDA therapy is often disguised as an opportunity to have fun!”
“Carriage Driving offers an element of excitement, often denied to many people, especially those who have been affected by an accident or serious illness, and offers them the chance to regain mobility, a sense of achievement and inclusion.”
👇 A word from our patron 👇

Benefits Include

Self Esteem

Building of self esteem and confidence


Social connection with others and inclusion


Stimulation and encouragement


Educational activities and personal achievements


Concentration and focus skills developed

Student Sessions