meet our team who deliver our service--

Jackie (Pearce) Butterfield 
          Yard Manager /Founder 
    Haworth RDA group IN 2001

Jackie founded the Haworth RDA on 2001 and became the yard manager when Lottery funding was secured in 2008. having previosly worked for the group as a volunteer, Jackie involves being on call 24/7 and is responsible for the overall management of Haworth RDA. The grandaughter of 3 times World Champion Plough man Jack Pearce and daughter of Les Pearce British Champion Heavey Horse Ploughman, Jackie studied at Craven College Skipton. Gaining British Horse Society stage 1&2, 1st Diploma and National Diploma in Horse Management, BHS Horse Owners Certificate level 1-4, Riding for disabled group instructor, British Horse Society Riding and Road Safety Examiner./Trainer Jackie also holds an NVQ level 3 in Care of the Elderley and Child Protection certificate. Her role is supported by the Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities Programme. Has owned horses for over 56 years, follows FI & Motor GP the "Doctor 46" being her favorite rider and Spurs FC , loves watching skiing,athletics, tennis, and big sporting events. 

          Jane Lawrence

 Jane has been a volunteer at Haworth RDA for 9 years. Taking the position as Fundraiser in March 2013. The role is funed by the Big Lottery. Janes role involves sourcing funding support from charitable trusts and other funding bodies, as well as organising and supporting fundraising activities and events. Jane holds a NVQ level 2 in Horse care. A RDA Group instructor with B.A Honours in Theatrical Studies. Jane also holds a BHS Riding & Road Safety certificate, Child Protection certificate and a Monty Roberts preliminary certificate in horsemanship.British Horse Socety R&RS Assesor and Trainer.

Laura (Bland) Butterfield
Assistant Yard Manager
& Head Coach

Laura is in charge of all staff and volunteers working on the yard. . Lauras responsibilites include recruiting, training and retaining all volunteers. Laura implements individual child development plans and working with physio therapists and RDA instructors to ensure each childs development needs are met. Laura holds a NVQ in Horse care 1-3 riding & managment, BHS Riding & Road Safety Certificate, RDA Group Instructor, BHS PTT,BHS Stage 3, Riding and Road Safety Trainer/Assesor, UKCC2 Coach, Equine First aid, RDA level 1-3 show jumping coach and competes in British dressage up to novice level.

Mark Butterfield
Stable Assistant,
 Wednesday After School Club

Mark joined the team in 2012 and his role is also funded by the Big Lottery. Mark is involved in all stable duties including turn out, mucking out, grooming, tacking up and feeding and assisting in lessons, helping riders mount and dismount, leading horses and side walking. Mark has 12 years experience as a volunteer and RDA work. He has also a Degree in Art, a Child Protection Certificate and First Aid Certificate.

Dave Benain

Dave has been the maintenance person at Haworth RDA since Lottery funding was secured in 2008. Daves role involves maintaining all buildings, boundaries and equipment on the premises. Dave has plastering qualification and First Aid Certificate.


Tara Jayne, Olivia, Emily Helen , Leonie


 Competitions working towards special olympics and rda national championships, atrs and crafts, musical ride DVD, 


Ellena Preston-works sunday evenings

Rose Green
Catherine Mercer
                  Wednesday After School Club   
Committee Members ......

Haworth RDA  Chairman - Philip Butterfield

Secetary - Ethnie Barker

Treasurer - Paul Bolton


Committee Member - Phil Butterfield

Committee Member - Paul Boulton

Committee Membe      vacant

Committee Member -  vacant

Committee Member - Carole Myres

Committee Member   Nicola Hargreaves

Haworth RDA Junior Committee



Junior Committee Member  olivia peel

Junior Committee Member - megan crichton

Junior Committee Member - T-jay wilson

Junior Committee Member - lucy hargreaves

Junior Committee Member - Euan Reed Griffithes

Call us:

01535 649448

Find us: 

Vale Mill Lane Stables, Vale Mill Lane, Crossroads, Nr Haworth, West Yorkshire, BD22 0EF, UK

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