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About RDAQ

The first opportunity for people with disabilities to access horse riding in Australia occurred in Queensland in 1965 by Peter and June McIntyre. From there, activities grew rapidly across QLD and Australia and in 1985 RDAQ was founded from 5 foundation Centres.

RDAQ is a not-for-profit incorporated association and a registered charity, managed by a Committee. RDAQ provides and structures training, support, administration and events for RDA Centres, coaches, volunteers and riders as well as assisting in horse procurement and grant applications. RDAQ is also the conduit and liaison with RDA Australia for training and insurance needs.

There are 17 RDA Centres in Queensland, providing horse riding and related activities to over 500 people with disabilities involving over 450 volunteers. Our Centres offer primarily therapeutic riding, incorporating Hippotherapy methodologies, equestrian skills, mounted games, dressage, unmounted activities and horsemanship.

Each RDA Centre is an independent not-for-profit incorporated association run by their own elected Committee. For information regarding each of our Centres, please visit their individual websites which can be located here.

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