Southland Riding for the Disabled Association

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Southland RDA helps people in our community be the best version of themselves they can be. We do this through horse riding and horse care.

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Southland RDA has held a place in the hearts of many Southlanders for more than 40 years. And there's not many people you'll meet whose family, extended family, friends or acquaintances haven't been helped by RDA somewhere along the way, or they've stepped up to help as volunteers.

Our volunteers are our mainstay - without those who give their time, we wouldn't operate - simple. Our volunteers are involved in all aspects of RDA - feeding, caring, training our horses, helping with paperwork, cleaning, and of course leading and sidewalking with our riders.

Southland RDA runs on a shoestring. We run purely on the fees charged to our riders, fees from the use of our arena, and grants we apply for. If we don't get grants, then the amount we need to charge our riders increases. This isn't fair on the riders, as their families usually have extra costs involved in the care of the rider anyway.

For this reason, we come to you and ask, can you help? Maybe you can't help out with your time, but can you spare us some change? $3 buys us a pack of bikkies so our invaluable volunteers can have something for morning tea. $8 buys us a bale of hay for our horses. $30 buys our ponies a new halter. $50 buys us another riding helmet - you get the idea, every dollar counts, and even if you can give us $1, thats $1 we don't have to go looking elsewhere for.

So, what do you say, give us a hand?

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Southland RDA helps people be the best version of themselves they can be. We do this through therapeutic horse riding and horse care.

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Nerina Daphne
Nerina Daphne on 30 Apr 2020
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Guest Donor on 29 Mar 2020
Addysen on 28 Jun 2018
I love coming to RDA every Tuesday and riding the horses, I really like it when there are dogs visiting that I can pat. RDA has helped me so much with so many things, balance, strength, confidence it even helped me find my voice.
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Guest Donor on 12 Jun 2018
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Guest Donor on 12 Jun 2018

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