Ride with RDA SA
Access to RDA SA services
RDA SA provides horse riding, carriage driving or other horse related activities for people with disabilities.
Riders (also known as 'clients') come from many places, some with their school, others with their parents/carers and some are independent adults. We aim to help them achieve to the best of their abilities.
All riding sessions are conducted by nationally accredited RDA coaches under the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme, assisted by passionate, trained volunteers and special horses.
Clients are asked what they want to learn and in conjunction with their coach they set short term (one term) and long term (whole year) goals. Their progress is recorded and reviewed during the year and is rewarded at intervals with 'certificates of achievement'.
Throughout the year RDA SA holds events for riders/drivers of all capabilities. These range from small internal activities where the whole event is run at the centre right up to State Dressage Championships or even National Dressage Championships which are held outside regular RDA activities. There are also various opportunities to participate in outside events such as Hack Shows where riders (supervised by an RDA coach) can integrate with and compete against able bodied riders.
RDA SA will strive to provide programs that are safe and relevant to every rider's needs.
Unfortunately, many of our centres have significant waiting lists.
Riders must complete all the forms below before they can start riding with RDA SA.
RDA riders must pay a Rider Registration fees of $70 each calendar year.
Most RDA SA centres also charge session fees for each riding lesson, with reduced rates for payment per school term. Check with your centre about the cost.
Australian Paralympic - classification information
Any person with a disability is able to participate in a sport. Classification is only necessary if you wish to compete against others at national level.
The Australian Paralympic Committee has information about classification, which can be accessed through their website: www.paralympic.org.au, or directly to the web page: www.paralympic.org.au/content/understanding-classification