RDA Kalang has occupied its present site in Glenorchy for more than 20 years. We currently have a small team of dedicated volunteers and a range of horses and ponies with whom we can cater for both adults and children in our riding program.
We offer a wide range of facilities, including the redevelopment and resurfacing of our arena which is now big enough for a 40mx60m arena. We generally run arena lessons in part of this arena to form a 20x40m arena. We also have a mounting area that includes a ramp. Undercover stables and tack room, and an area for bush riding. We have a large shed containing a fully-equipped kitchen and large meeting area, with wheelchair accessible toilets adjacent.
In our riding program we seek to maintain rider interest and enthusiasm and build skills with a wide range of games, basic dressage instruction and tests, and the occasional bush ride along tracks around the property. We are also developing a sensory trail for riders to enjoy a trail ride in amongst a lovely native garden setting, with sensory games and activities.
RDA Kalang Centre Details
Location: 500 Kalang Ave, Glenorchy, TAS 7010
Riding Day: Tuesday (except school holidays)
Postal Address: 30 Curlew Parade, Claremont TAS 7011
Phone: 0400 636 068
Public contact person:
Jane McKenzie (Secretary)
Phone: 0400 636 068
A growing organisation within the local community.
Like all centres, we simply could not exist without the support of other organisations. These supporters include: Hobart and Glenorchy City Councils, our local member of State Government the Hon. Scott Bacon, and his wonderful office staff, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Tasmanian Community Fund, the RACT, Motors Hobart, QANTAS, Llanherne Golf Club, Workskills and the Vintage Machinery Association. Over the years these organisations have helped us with grants, resources and/or sourcing hay. We currently need support with funding further centre improvements and sponsoring horses to increase horse numbers for a wider range of riders.
With our central location and excellent facilities, we hope to be able to continue to grow. However to do this we need many more volunteers, to not just assist with the programs we run, but help us maintain the centre's land. We also need more horses who will require sponsorship to cater for the costs of caring for them.
Like all volunteer-based organisations we are always looking for volunteers. You don’t have to be a rider or know anything about horses, there are plenty of essential jobs to be done in areas like administration, fundraising, maintenance and communications.
We may be able to cater for a few more riders so please come and visit us if you are looking for an activity that provides physical, social and emotional rewards beyond measure for someone you care for.