How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Every $50 can go towards providing horse-riding helmets for Riders.
Every $100 can go towards providing Horse shoes for 4 Therapy horses.
Every $200 can go towards providing a Leather Pony saddle for a Therapy horse.
Sponsor a Therapy Pony / Horse for $12,000 per annum Sponsor a batch of 12 riders with special needs (x 10 sessions) for $12,000
Our Campaign Storyends 08 Sep 2020, 11:59 PM
A 31 day "race" for therapy horses
The RDA 20 "resident doctors" may not be front liners, but they are, most definitely, key to many people. These very special horses give many children an opportunity to improve their lives and grow stronger. And today, they need your help.
Glow, Freda, Istra and their 17 therapy horse peers work tirelessly to make children's lives better. As a kid, hopping on a horse gives you an entire new perspective:
-You are immediately taller, seeing the world from a higher point of view
-You can suddenly move as much as you want, with the rocking of the horse reproducing the sensation of walking
-You are in control, horses answer to you, the rider, and give you a sense of freedom you might not experience in your day to day life
In summary, the RDA horses give many children a sense of control, autonomy and belonging.
Our superstar therapy horses, require lots of Cs:cuddles, carrots and care, costing up to 1K per month. The objective of this "fundracer" is to raise at least one month s worth of Cs for each horse. So they focus on delivering even more value for the community.
Join the race and make the figure go higher every week. You can't bet on the wrong horse!
About me:In 2018, my world stopped when the driver of the van I was in lost control and we crashed. It's thanks to horse riding that I was able to regain my confidence. I understand how horses can support someone's journey and I want to ensure they help many more people in Singapore.
About The Charity
INSPIRING HOPE & IMPROVING LIVES OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore is the only local charity which provides Therapeutic Horse-Riding and Equine-Assisted Activities for children and adults with disabilities, 100% free of charge.
Our therapy horses and ponies provide a tool for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs, in a non-clinical setting, that is fun and effective, helping the beneficiaries to function better in school/at work, at home and general daily activities, and ultimately helping to improve the quality of life for the beneficiaries and their families.
As part of the therapy, we bring our riders out for walks at a nearby forested trail. For many of our riders with physical disabilities, going into a forest is impossible on a wheelchair or with a walking aid. But they can do so with ease on a horse-back.
Over the years, some of our riders have advanced beyond therapy riding to international competition level! Two of our riders, Gemma Foo and Maximillian Tan, who represented Singapore in the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Paralympics Games started their riding sessions