Posted 08/08/2016 RDA Horse of the Year
Winner Announced Jess from RDA Kingborough in the south of Tasmania is the winner of the RDA Horse of the Year Competition.
Posted 07/08/2016 Last Day To Vote At last count yesterday, our Tassie finalist Jess was in the lead. Have you voted? Today is the last day to get your vote in. Click here to read all of the finalist bios and please vote for our Tassie treasure - JESS.
Posted 05/08/2016 Latest Tally At last count, JESS our lovely RDA Tasmania finalist in the RDA Horse of the Year Competition was in 3rd place. She was only 55 votes off the leader. How exciting. Read all finalist bios and vote here.
Posted 30/07/2016 Tassie Finalist Announced This year, our finalist in the RDAA Horse of the Year competition is Jess, from RDA Kingborough. Voting starts online on 1st August. More details as they come to hand.
Posted 01/07/2016 RDA National
Coaches Workshop The 2016 National Coaches Workshop will be held at Marcus Oldham College in Geelong, Victoria, 23-26 September. For more information, go to the RDA National website here.
Key Dates ...
20 August RDA Tasmania AGM
31 August Nominations for the RDA National Volunteer Awards due to National Office 23-26 September RDA National Coaches Workshop held at Marcus Oldham College 25 September RDA National Volunteer Award winners announced 30 September RDA National Video Dressage Championships entries close 24 October RDA National Video Dressage Championships winners announced 18 November RDA National Volunteer Awards Dinner, Adelaide
Welcome to RDA Tasmania
Riding for the Disabled Association of Tasmania (RDA Tasmania) is an entirely voluntary,
not for profit organisation whose aim is to provide equine therapy to people of all ages with disabilities.
RDA TAS programs provide opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy, stimulating and therapeutic horse-related activities.
There are currently four RDA centres throughout Tasmania: two centres in
the south at Glenorchy (RDA Kalang) and Kingston (RDA Kingborough); one centre in Burnie in the North West
(RDA North West); and a centre on the east coast, RDA St Helens.
Currently Seeking VOLUNTEERS
RDA Tasmanian centres are seeking volunteers to help us to help people with disabilities to enjoy equestrian activities.
Volunteers are the life blood of any not for profit organisation and RDA volunteers are no exception. We rely heavily on volunteers to deliver our services. You do not have to have any experience with horses as full training is provided by all RDA Centres.
If you are interested in volunteering or would like to find out more information, please contact our State Office:
P: 0429 943 247
What an exciting outcome and an equally exciting way to finish off RDA Awareness week.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the competition and voted. What a great way to spread the word about RDA and the wonderful work the horses and volunteers do.
RDA Tasmania congratulate Jess, who with a whopping 638 votes, is the winner of the 2016 RDA Horse of the Year competition. Congratulations to all finalists. It's lovely to take the opportunity to celebrate the amazing horses that find their way to RDA centres all around Australia.
Thank you to all at the RDA National office who worked hard to set up and run the event and a special thank you to the sponsors Wintec Saddles and HorseWyse Magazine.
Topics covered include: disability awareness; therapeutic riding; hippotherapy; biosecurity; horse training and health; videoing for assessment and competition; workplace horse-human safety; coach education; new resources for coaches; large animal rescue; horses and bushfires; introduction to carriage driving and more.
International and National presenters include Andrew McLean (presenting on Friday afternoon), Beth McCauley (international speaker presenting on speech therapy in RDA) and many others.
Registration forms have been circulated to State Offices and payment can be accepted from July 1 onwards. We are expecting interest to be high so early registrations are encouraged.
The RDA National Competition for 2016 will be entry by video submission. A great opportunity for riders to gain experience in performing dressage tests at competition level, but without the added stress of competition day.
It's time to start practicing. Dressage tests are available to download from the RDAA website (see link above).
Developing abilities and enriching lives through
specialised programs and relationships with horses