About RDA Tasmania
RDA Tasmania centres provide equine activities which offer opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy, stimulating and therapeutic horse-related activities.
Horse riding is a natural reflex inhibiting position which helps improve balance and posture providing a unique form of exercise and rehabilitation.
Our Centres throughout Tasmania provide suitable horses, trained volunteer helpers, accredited RDA coaches, and riding and safety equipment to run a range of equestrian activities.
RDA Tasmania is affiliated with Riding for the Disabled Association of Australia Ltd (RDAA), which is a member of the Australian sports commission and a member of the Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI).
RDA enables people with disabilities throughout Australia to experience enjoyment, challenge and a sense of achievement through participation in equestrian activities to improve their quality of life, attain personal goals and develop life skills.
We are dedicated to providing these services through an organisation that is Relevant, Innovative, Effective and Rewarding. Operated by trained and caring people committed to our aims now and in the future, RDA is recognised as having active involvement within the equestrian and general communities.
RDA is Excellence. RDA is not always about competition but is always about striving for the best; personally, professionally and practically.
RDA is Inclusive. RDA is a welcoming place where we strive to include all Australians from different backgrounds, genders and abilities.
RDA is Respect. RDA is a safe environment, where individuals are treated with respect and are respectful towards others and the organisation they care about.
RDA is Innovative. RDA is always demonstrating that looking at things differently can change a life; RDA encourages new ways of thinking and doing in every field.
RDA is Community. RDA is made up of many communities, working together towards enriching the lives of people with disabilities locally, nationally and worldwide.