Joining RDA Warragul
Joining the Program
At Warragul RDA we have an indoor arena, 18 m x 40m, which is suitable for all weather conditions (except extreme heat we do not run session if the weather is over 30 deg) our main focus is riding skills, riding games and participation, these skills assist with speech, balance, core strength and spatial awareness. We have three sessions with children from the Special School, two adult riding groups and a session with children from primary school. Riders are encouraged to attend on a weekly basis to maintain their riding skills. Riders are taken to outside dressage competitions or gymkhanas.
- Lesson Fees: $10 per 30 minutes
- Length of lessons: 30 minutes
- Weight restrictions: 80 kg
- Waiting list: 6 months – 1 year (dependent on available horses/ponies)
Volunteers at Warragul RDA will be given training and will be encouraged to achieve the skills set out in our volunteer handbook, to their level of interest and ability. Volunteers are mentored at the centre by experienced coaches and volunteers. Training days are held throughout the year where both riding and coaching skills are practised. Volunteers are encouraged to attend. At each RDA weekly session, both riding and coaching skills are reinforced. Volunteers are expected to adhere to the code of ethics set out by RDA. Volunteers must have a working with children checks. A regular commitment is appreciated. Horse grooming, saddling, side walking, horse leading, sessional report notes and working with waiting riders are some of the tasks that as a volunteer you may be asked to do. An annual Christmas luncheon is held.