Riding for the Disabled (RDA) is a worldwide movement represented internationally by the Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI), nationally by Riding for the Disabled Association of Australia Ltd. (RDAA) and within Australia by State bodies.
Mission Statement - 'RDA SA provides horse riding and associated activities as therapy, sport and active recreation for people with disabilities.'
Riding for the Disabled was first incorporated in South Australia in 1972, when horse riding therapy was still in its infancy in Australia.
Riding for the Disabled Association SA Inc (RDA SA) has 13 accredited centres run entirely by volunteers.
Some volunteer roles include:
· volunteer training
New volunteers are always welcome to help deliver our special services.
The majority of RDA riders in South Australia are children but services are available to anyone with a medically certified disability.
RDA SA centres are overseen by RDA SA State Office at Maylands. The office operates with 4.2 full-time equivalent positions. All staff have a passion for RDA and the unique service it provides for people with disabilities.
RDA SA is always looking for new and improved ways to provide for their clients but to do so they rely on volunteer work and donations. To find out more about how you can help the RDA SA, click here.
Andy with Lucy and Riley Andy with Lucy and Riley, Deb with Logan,
Robyn with Bruce and Linda with Clippy and Milkshake