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RIDING FOR THE DISABLED ASSOCIATION SINGAPORE

Overview

The Riding for the Disabled Association Singapore provides equine-assisted therapy to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities. We are the only charity locally that provides this free-of-charge therapy program.

RDA Singapore was founded in 1982, with just 5 riders and a whole lot of heart. Since then, more than 6,000 disabled children and adults have experienced the benefits of the therapy that our horses and ponies so lovingly provide. We have seen beneficiaries who can sit up longer, walk unaided or who have become more sociable after riding with RDA Singapore’s therapy program. These may seem like minor achievements to most able-bodied people, but to those with disabilities, these are life-changing feats.

Therapy sessions are conducted 6-days a week with the help of almost 300 volunteers each week. Beneficiaries come to us through special education schools, volunteer welfare organizations, or apply directly to the therapy program. The purpose-built RDA Center sits on a 4.4-hectare site and has a covered arena which provides much needed all-weather protection for the therapy sessions. Many of RDA's therapy horses have been rehabilitated at our center from injuries or previous high-impact careers, and are now fantastic therapy horses enjoying a second lease on life. We are also lucky to have large paddocks in a densely urbanized city, so the horses can relax together when not in therapy sessions.

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Facilities

Specialties

  • RDA

Grading Scheme

Key:

HC
Highly Commended
C
Commended
A
Approved
Horse Welfare HC
Customer Care HC
Facilities HC
Riding Out A
Tack Rooms HC
Grassland Management & Turnout C
Legislative Compliance HC

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