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Riding for Disabled - Raymond Terrace & Lower Hunter Centre

The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is a voluntary, non-profit organisation which provides riding instruction, carriage driving and horse management skills for people with disabilities.

The RDA Raymond Terrace & Lower Hunter Centre enables people with disabilities throughout the Hunter Region to experience enjoyment, challenge and a sense of achievement through participation in horse riding activities that result in the development of life skills, improved quality of life and the attainment of personal goals.

The Raymond Terrace and Lower Hunter Centre focuses on our riders abilities. We constantly strive to encourage our riders to achieve and progress physically, socially, psychologically and educationally through our unique programs.

We do this by challenging our riders on an individual basis, as each rider possesses a variety of abilities which we draw upon to expand their skill base, in both horse management and essential life activities.

These essential skills include developing gross and fine motor skills, improving balance and muscle strength, improved confidence and a sense of independence, and a positive self concept.

RDA welcomes people from all walks of life as a volunteer. We provide an obligation free orientation that is designed to show potential volunteers the benefits of becoming part of our volunteer team.

RDA supports all volunteers to participate as much as they like. We provide trainiing in all aspects of our operations, so no experience is necessary. Activites include sidewalking, leading, yard maintenance, coaching, fund raising, horse care and manangement and grooming.

Fees apply

Contacts

Phone number: 02 4987 1402

Fax number: 02 4987 1434

Email Address: raymondterrace@rdansw.org.au

Location

3219 Pacific Highway Raymond Terrace NSW 2324