Riding for the Disabled

Horse-riding and associated activities are provided as therapeutic recreation for children and young people up to 15 years old who have disabilities.

Adults who have disabilities may also be eligible participants are assessed and provided with an appropriate program trained volunteers assist riders in the program.

Listing details

Address: 365 Wallington Road, Wallington 3221 VIC Australia
Organisation type: Community group or not-for-profit – incorporated
Meeting venue: Koombahla Park Equestrian Centre,
365 Wallington Road, Wallington 3221
Website: www.rdav.asn.au/centres/barwon

Phone: 03 5256 2742
Email: [email protected]

Cost: Free services are provided to the community.
Because we are a purely volunteer organisation we rely on local help with funds. We do not get any Government funding. We offer our program free of charge to families with a disabled child.
Referral: Children need a doctor's certificate stating that they are able to take part.
Eligibility: Children up to 15 yrs and a 80kg weight limit.
Waiting list: Yes
Volunteer opportunities: Yes - Anyone over the age of 15 can volunteer with RDA. You need to be in good health and fairly fit as you sometimes have to run beside the horses. You do not have to have horse experience, but it is a help. Volunteer training days are held every term, to gain more knowledge. You may be asked to lead the horse (if experienced), or be a “side walker” which is walking alongside the horse to give attention to the rider.
Wheelchair accessible? Yes
Public transport access: Yes