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 whose roles include: administration, fundraising, horse-care, coaching and 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. Currently we provide services to approximately 360 participants across the state.
RDA SA centres are overseen by RDA SA State Office at O’Halloran Hill. The office operates with 3 full-time equivalent positions. All staff have a passion for RDA and the unique service it provides for people with disabilities.