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Bundaberg Riding for the Disabled (RDA) is a voluntary and not-for-profit organisation, which provides both therapeutic and recreational horse riding programs for children and adults with disabilities.

The centre provides riding and other horse-related activities that will benefit people with disabilities including:

  • Intellectual
  • Specific learning disorders
  • Injuries from accidents
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Visual and hearing impairments
  • Autism and many more.

The therapeutic benefits gained from horse riding are many and varied. They affect our riders’ lives in many ways including: improving core strength and stability, developing co-ordination and balance, enhancing speech and communication skills, building confidence and enabling social interaction. In addition, horse riding provides a fun outdoor activity for people who may find it difficult to participate in mainstream sports.