Joining RDA Barwon
Joining the Program
RDA Barwon provides riding lessons for children with a diverse range of disabilities. While the focus is on equestrian skills; core strength, muscle tone, balance, cognitive and speech development and social interaction are all part of the experience. A lesson usually involves riding challenges, basic dressage, grooming, horseback games and sometimes concludes with a short trail ride.
Barwon accepts children only aged 5-18.
- Lesson Fees: $0 (Fully subsidised by generous donors)
- Length of Lesson: 1 hour
- Weight Restrictions: 60 kg
- Waiting List: 1-2 years
RDA Barwon has forty volunteers who come to help out. As lessons are volunteer intensive, RDA Barwon is always on the lookout for more. A training morning is held in February and at the end of each school term. RDA Barwon prides itself on being a friendly and inclusive group and there are coffee mornings and an end-of-year complimentary luncheon!
RDA Barwon thanks the Give Where You Live Foundation, CBA, Turi Foods, the Ocean Grove Rotary Club and other financial supporters.