Riding for the Disabled Association of Victoria

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RDAV

COVID-19 UPDATE 18 September 2020: Easing of restrictions in Regional Victoria from 16th September 2020
In accordance with the DHHS Restricted Activity Directions (Non-Melbourne) (No 5) we are
pleased to advise an easing of restrictions which will allow members to broaden their
equestrian activities.
Any Centres wishing to plan a resumption of operations please contact Edwina Boase-Stratford at edwina.boase.stratford@rdav.asn to work through a stage by stage return to riding, as reviewed by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Donate

Your support helps people find the freedom to take the reins.

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Volunteer

Volunteering opportunities are endless- you could assist during lessons, care for and feed horses and assist with fundraising!

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Become a Coach

Develop your skills and make a difference

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Become a Rider

Get ready to take the reins.

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ABOUT RDAV

Our Story

The original inspiration for the RDA movement was the Danish dressage rider Elizabeth Hartel. Despite her polio-related disability, she won a silver medal in the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki.

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Our Programs

Recreational Riding

Riders develop skills and confidence—enjoying the freedom and exhilaration associated with riding.

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Therapeutic Riding

Riders enhance their wellbeing—strengthening muscles, developing mobility, improving psychological wellbeing.

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Carriage Driving

A challenging and fun activity suitable for those who cannot participate in riding programs and who use a wheelchair. Carriage Driving can offer the participant independence as well as developing their balance, self-esteem and motor skills.

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Competitions

Riders extend their capacity—entering competitions, developing experience and reaching new levels of achievement.

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RDA Victoria Newsletter RIDE ON! Issue 4 25 September 2020

RDA Victoria Newsletter RIDE ON! Issue 4 25 September 2020 Please enjoy our latest newsletter! https://www.rdav.asn.au/app/uploads/2020/09/RDA-Victoria-Newsletter-25-September-2020-Issue-4.pdf

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