Riding for the Disabled Association Australia (RDAA) is a voluntary, nonprofit organisation which provides opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy stimulating, therapeutic, horse-related activities in Australia.


  • is the federated body of 7 autonomous RDA member states and territories in Australia;
  • acts as a national body and resource for its member states and territories to access accreditation, education and insurance;
  • encourages national links between the 7 affiliated states and territories offering therapeutic riding, driving and equine related activities;
  • is actively involved in establishing national policies and standards to ensure excellence in service delivery of RDA programs across the country;
  • liaises with Government and industry on national issues;
  • leads in equine matters related to therapeutic riding;
  • plays a significant role as a member of the Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI)
  • promotes elite athletes at all levels