The volunteer with the South Buckinghamshire RDA group, has been pivotal in developing the self-esteem and enjoyment for hundreds of individuals.
She also played a key role in developing the UK Paralympics Dressage team, in particular gold medal winners Sophie Christiansen and Natasha Baker.
Di began volunteering in the late 1960’s and since 1974 has been the group’s chair, organiser and host and has held multiple positions as a county and regional instructor and regional chairman.
She said: “Thank you so much for this prestigious award, it came as a complete surprise.
“I have found it a privilege over the years to watch the disabled riders develop in confidence and to see the joy on their faces as they continue to progress.
“Riding is great therapy whether you are physically or intellectually impaired as well as being marvelous exercise for all my wonderful volunteer helpers who come and lead the ponies each week.”
Beaconsfield MP Dominic Grieve said at the time: “I am delighted to hear the Di Redfern has won a Point of Light award for her work with RDA in my constituency. The RDA is one of the great success stories of charitable activity in South Buckinghamshire.
“It provides the opportunity to participate in both sport and recreation to hundreds of disabled people.
“Its success has, in large part, been due to her efforts and the way she has motivated others into volunteering and helping with its work.
“The high standard she achieves has been shown in the UK’s success in the Paralympics.
“I would like to congratulate Di and wish her all the best for her future work.”
DI Redfern has spent local Riding for the almost half a century Disabled Association volunteering with her (RDA) group.