430 riders were registered with RDA SA in 2012.
Approximately 100 horses used by RDA SA every week.
678 registered volunteers in 2012
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.
We are celebrating 40 years of service to people with disabilities in 2012.
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 publishes a newsletter two or three times each year. This is mailed to clients, volunteers, members, supporters and other friends. It can be downloaded from the website, but because it's a large file (approx 9Mb at last count) we'd rather mail it.
A weekly e-newsletter 'CHAFF' is produced each Friday afternoon. This can also be downloaded from the website (average 65kb), be sent by email or posted.
If you have any special requirements relating to the delivery of CHAFF or the newsletter please contact us to arrange an alternative format such as plain text.