Thieves target RDA centre stealing £3,000 kit

  • Lessons at a Riding for the Disabled (RDA) centre have been cancelled after £3,000-worth of equipment was stolen.

    Rossington Hall RDA centre on Great North Road, Doncaster, was targeted between 4.30pm on 22 March and 7.30am on 23 March.

    The indoor arena was broken into and eight saddles, nine bridles and other equipment were taken from the tack room. A safe containing £800 was also stolen from the yard’s office.

    “It’s dreadful, they’ve taken everything, just before the Easter holidays as well,” Rossington Hall volunteer Barbara Senior told H&H.

    “We’ve had to cancel all our lessons. It’s just so sad, a lot of these children don’t understand why they can’t ride.”

    The doors of the centre’s six-month-old indoor school were broken to gain entry to the tack room and office.

    “They smashed through the doors of the school and all the tack has gone,” added Barbara. “They have completely wrecked the office.”

    Barbara urged the public to keep a look out for the stolen equipment. The bridles have brightly coloured browbands and some of the saddles have purple RDA numnahs and stirrup cups.

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    Police investigation

    Police are carrying out enquiries following the burglary.

    Anyone with information surrounding the break-in should call police on 101 or email enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk quoting incident number 154 of 23 March 2016.

    Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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