Get Involved

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care enough and be there” – Anonymous


Most RDAQ Member Centres are volunteer-led, not-for-profit incorporated organisations that do not receive regular government funding.  They are reliant on the generosity of volunteers, community sponsors, donations, funding grants and rider fees to make the delivery of  safe RDA programs possible.

Rider fees are kept to an absolute minimum to enable people with low incomes and high care expenses to experience the physical and emotional  benefits available through RDA programs. Sadly not all people living with disability have access to NDIS funding.

The costs involved in delivering safe, accredited equine assisted services to people living with disability are huge!  Insurance fees, training, horse feed, facilities and pasture maintenance,  veterinary services, riding equipment, farriers, suitable horses and ponies are all essential costs incurred in the delivery RDA services…..but the rewards are countless and long-lasting!



No experience with horses or of assisting people living with disability is necessary to volunteer with an RDAQ Centre.

Volunteers come from all parts of the community and bring a wide range of experiences and knowledge. It takes a very large, diverse team to make access to safe  quality equine-assisted services possible.

If you are interested in finding out more about how you can be a part of the work of RDAQ please do not hesitate to contact your nearest RDAQ Centre



Donations to RDAQ can take many forms: money, products or expertise.

All donations are use to make a difference to the lives and futures of children and adults living with disability throughout Qld.


Sponsors make it possible for RDAQ to support its members in delivering  practice services through:

  • Regional Training  Workshops for riders, coaches & volunteers
  • assistance with strategic planning and evaluation
  • assistance with grant applications and reporting
  • State Championships
  • State RDAQ Conference
  • support and advice to become, and maintain, accreditation with RDAA
  • assistance with website creation and maintenance
  • assistance with marketing and promotion
  • access to quality resources and information