About Us

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) NSW is a non-profit organisation which enables children and adults with disabilities to enjoy and achieve physical, social, psychological and educational progress through participation in therapeutic horse riding programs and horse related activities.

We rely on the generosity of individuals, grants, community groups, local businesses and fundraising by our fantastic volunteers, to raise the funds required for day to day running expenses for our centre.

Est. 1983

Our History

Ryde RDA has a proud history. We commenced in 1983 in the grounds of the Royal Rehabilitation Centre at Putney.   In 2007 we needed to relocate and closed until 2011 when we opened at our current address – 118-120 Culloden Road, Marsfield Park. 

Due to the amazing support of our volunteers and sponsors we have been able to run therapy classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays that provide:
* Physical benefits
* Physchological benefits
* Social benefits
* Educational benefits

At present we have around 50 participants in our program. We rely on the generosity of individuals, grants, community groups, local businesses and fundraising by our fantastic volunteers, to raise the funds required for day to day running expenses for our centre. This includes activities and programs for our disabled riders and paying for horse related expenses such as vet, farrier and feed bills.   

About Us

Founded: 1972 by Pearl Batchelor OAM
Patrons: Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC Governor of NSW and Mr Dennis Wilson

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Get In Touch

E. ryde.rda@gmail.com
P. (02) 9868 2223

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RDA(NSW) Ryde Centre
118-120 Culloden Rd,
MARSFIELD,
NSW 2122

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ABN 95 512 471 818 • CFN 12295 Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 All donations over $2 are tax deductible
RDA (NSW) is a volunteer organisation providing equine assisted activities for people with disabilities to develop and enhance abilities
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we live and work and pay our respect to Elders past and present.
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