THE Riding for the Disabled (RDA) National Championships, the biggest event of its kind in the world for disabled riders and carriage drivers, takes place this week (July 18-20) at Hartpury College.

More than 400 competitors from across the UK are expected to line up.

The general programme will be as follows – Friday: carriage driving, visually impaired dressage and graded showjumping.

Saturday: dressage, countryside challenge, vaulting and RDA showjumping.

Sunday: dressage and countryside Challenge

It's a chance to spot the paralympic stars of the future.