RDA enables people with disabilities throughout Australia to experience enjoyment, challenge and a sense of achievement through participation in equestrian activities to improve their quality of life, attain personal goals and develop life skills.
RDA develops the abilities of and enriches the lives of people with disabilities through sporting, therapeutic, educational and recreational equestrian activities.
RDA is Excellence. RDA is not always about competition but it always about striving for the best; personally, professionally and practically.
RDA is Respect. RDA is a safe environment, where individuals are treated with respect and are respectful towards others and the organisation they care about.
RDA is Community. RDA is made up of many communities, working together towards enriching the lives of people with disabilities locally, nationally and worldwide.
RDA is Inclusive. RDA is a welcoming place where we strive to include all Australians from different backgrounds, genders and abilities.
RDA is Innovative. RDA is always demonstrating that looking at things differently can change a life; RDA encourages new ways of thinking and doing in every field.
The role of RDA in Australia
Developing abilities, enriching lives…
RDA Australia is recognised by the Australian Sports Commission as the National Sporting Organisation for people with disabilities for equine sports and is made up of membership by States and Centres throughout Australia.
Our role is to provide:
Leadership and Governance
Support and Development of Member Groups
Training Programs for Coaches and Volunteers
Defining National Standards and Guidelines for quality RDA programs
Provides National and International competition opportunities
RDA at the State level provides:
Support and development of RDA Centres
Implement and evaluate policies and procedures in line with State legislation and National guidelines
Delivers training for Coaches and Volunteers
May be the registered NDIS service provider
Provides State level competition opportunities
RDA at Centre level provides:
Horse riding and horse related activities according to National standards
Recruits and inducts volunteers according to National standards
Operates RDA accredited Centres, managing properties, workforce and horse care