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RDA Victoria celebrates 50 years as the State’s foremost authority, advocate and resource for equine assisted activities for people with disabilities.
RDA Victoria's activities provide therapeutic benefits, fitness, life skills development, opportunities for achievement and are supported by qualified coaches and volunteers across 35 Centres throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria.
As an inclusive and diverse organisation, RDA Victoria welcomes and enables people with disabilities of all types (including intellectual, physical, sensory, and mental illness) and ages to experience enjoyment, personal enrichment and a sense of achievement through equine assisted activities. The organisation's focus is to sustain, develop and grow its programs for the benefit of our riders and future generations of riders.
Volunteering opportunities are endless- you could assist during lessons, care for and feed horses and assist with fundraising!Learn More
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.Read More
Riders develop skills and confidence—enjoying the freedom and exhilaration associated with riding.Learn More
Riders enhance their wellbeing—strengthening muscles, developing mobility, improving psychological wellbeing.Learn More
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.Learn More
RDA Victoria is proud to share Melanie Robinson’s podcast, 50 Years of Tales. Melanie has produced a wonderful series of tales from RDA Victoria members. This podcast series will showcase some of the human and equine champions of RDA Victoria. A huge thank you to Melanie for your wonderful work. Please listen and enjoy…. Melanie … ContinuedLearn more