To coincide with RDA Awareness Week in 2020, we held a Christmas Card Design Competition with the theme "A Horsey Christmas". Thank you to everyone who entered their artwork. Our panel of judges had a very tough time choosing five designs.

The five winning designs showcased below, will be printed into Christmas cards. Each card will have the winning design on the front with the designers photo and information on the back. They are available for purchase as packs of 5 individual cards or 5 of the same card ($8.50). Postage and handling is $3.50 (or arrange with our State Office  to pick up cards from RDA). The 1st Place card can be purchased individually for $2.00 each (pick up only). 

To pre-order and pay, or for more information, please contact our State Office:
Mobile - 0429 943 247


Showcasing the winning designs ...

1st Place

Artwork By Elizabeth

Horses have always been a huge part of my life and so I have a first-hand appreciation of all the RDA do. I had to leave my horse, Shashah, when I move to Tasmania from England and she was the inspiration for my Christmas card design the Three Kings following the star on their Arab horses.

2nd Place

Artwork by

Hi, I'm Isla, I'm 13 and I'm an RDA volunteer. The design on this card is quite different to what I thought it was going to be at the start. I ran out of room at the end of Christmas, so I decided to make it more interesting by adding some horses stealing the 'S'. I hope you enjoy it and have a Merry Christmas!

3rd Place

Artwork by

Declan is 11 years old and this is his fourth year attending RDA. Declan has severe autism and is also non-verbal. Declan seems to really enjoy riding and loves sitting up high in the saddle and completing the activities. He designed his Christmas card with the help of Kate, one of his teacher assistants at school. 

4th Place

Artwork by

Meredith is mother to RDA rider Alec. She is a recently retired civil engineer who now enjoys having the time to dabble in patchwork and collage. Her card design was created using cut out shapes from magazines.

5th Place

Artwork by 

I have ridden at RDA many years which is exciting. My card is a Christmas horse called Billie in the snow. I liked using the silver pen. I am so excited that my design will be printed.

Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM - Governor of Tasmania and RDA Tasmania Patron.

Jenny Miller - Tasmanian illustrator of the ‘Why Dogs’ book series written by Greg Ray.

Conor Hallahan - RDA Tasmania Board Member.

Thank you to our judges ...

A very special thank you to our sponsors ...

1st Place Sponsor

Chris Hannan

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Chris Hannan is a Hobart based Social Worker and Positive Psychology Practitioner. Chris provides counselling services to children, adults, couples and families. Chris has a particular interest in delivering counselling services through Animal Assisted Therapy with the help of her 3-year-old Labrador, Charlie and her 5-month-old Labrador puppy Bella who is currently in training to help Charlie out.
Chris is excited to assist RDAT and is impressed by the wonderful work the organisation does.

2nd Place Sponsor


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This organisation is owned and run by Carly who is based in Hobart. Carly is a reward-based dog trainer and uses only kind, ethical methods to help you train your dog, so they can join in with family life as much as possible. 
Carly also volunteers for as a trainer at The Dog’s Homes of Tasmania and as a Behavioural Therapist for Misha’s Mates where she supports veterans by helping them train their own Assistance Dogs.
Carly is glad to be able to support RDAT as it is an organisation with similar values to her own

3rd Place Sponsor

Concept Carpentry & Joinery Tasmania

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This business is owned and run by Sam who is based in southern Tasmania. It specialises in access solutions and home modifications to keep clients in their own homes and achieving their goals. It is also a registered NDIS provider.

Sam is happy to support RDAT as he is someone that likes to help anyone that may need it. 

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Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania

Rachael Treasure. Author, mother, regenerative agriculturalist and a lover of life.

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