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Riders registered

430 riders were registered with RDA SA in 2013.


Approximately 100 horses used by RDA SA every week.

Volunteers registered

678 registered volunteers in 2013.

About RDA SA

Who we are and what we do

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.

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:

  • administration
  • fundraising
  • horse-care
  • coaching
  • 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 O'Halloran Hill. All staff have a passion for RDA and the unique service it provides for people with disabilities.


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