About Campaign

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Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore (RDA) is the only local charity with a designated Centre which provides therapeutic horse-riding program for persons with disabilities, 100% FREE OF CHARGE. Over the years, more than 7,000 persons with disabilities benefited from our program, improving the quality of life of the beneficiaries and their families.

We are piloting a new Equine-Assisted Activities Program
The new interactive non-riding based Program would mostly be performed next to, not on top of, the horse - the sessions would include a number of beneficial equine activities such as observing, handling, grooming, groundwork, and structured challenging exercises focused on the beneficiary's needs and goals. The new Program would benefited persons with disabilities, in particularly those currently not served (e.g. beneficiaries above the weight limit or medically not suitable for riding) under RDA existing Therapeutic Horse-Riding Program.

We are targeting to raise an additional $250,000 to fund our new Equine-Assisted Activities Program and the planned expansion of our Therapeutic Horse-Riding Program. Your support will in many ways, help to give hope and transform lives of persons with disabilities. Thank you.


For enquiry, please contact us: Tel: 62500176 or email: [email protected]

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

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Animal Welfare
Children & Youth
Community
Disability
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