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.


Contact us now to become a volunteer, rider, driver or donor!

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