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Latest News ...

Posted 31/08/2016
RDA National
Coaches Workshop Update

Registrations close 5th September. All Package A spots now full. Package B still available. You can also register for Daily attendance. Find out more on the RDAA website:
>> Workshop Program
>> General Information

Posted 08/08/2016
RDA Horse of the Year
Winner Announced

Jess from RDA Kingborough in the south of Tasmania is the winner of the RDA Horse of the Year Competition.

Posted 01/07/2016
RDA National
Coaches Workshop

The 2016 National Coaches Workshop will be held at Marcus Oldham College in Geelong, Victoria, 23-26 September. For more information, go to the RDA National website here.

Key Dates ...

23-26 September
RDA National Coaches Workshop held at Marcus Oldham College
25 September
RDA National Volunteer Award winners announced
30 September
RDA National Video Dressage Championships entries close
24 October
RDA National Video Dressage Championships winners announced
18 November
RDA National Volunteer Awards Dinner, Adelaide

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  Welcome to RDA Tasmania


Riding for the Disabled Association of Tasmania (RDA Tasmania) is an entirely voluntary, not for profit organisation whose aim is to provide equine therapy to people of all ages with disabilities.

RDA TAS programs provide opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy, stimulating and therapeutic horse-related activities.

There are currently four RDA centres throughout Tasmania: two centres in the south at Glenorchy (RDA Kalang) and Kingston (RDA Kingborough); one centre in Burnie in the North West (RDA North West); and a centre on the east coast, RDA St Helens.

Currently Seeking VOLUNTEERS

RDA Tasmanian centres are seeking volunteers to help us to help people with disabilities to enjoy equestrian activities.

Volunteers are the life blood of any not for profit organisation and RDA volunteers are no exception. We rely heavily on volunteers to deliver our services. You do not have to have any experience with horses as full training is provided by all RDA Centres.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like to find out more information, please contact our State Office:
P: 0429 943 247
E: admin@rdatas.org.au

You can also find out more about volunteering on the RDA Australia website: www.rda.org.au/volunteering.aspx


NEWS ...



And the winner is JESS, from RDA Kingborough

What an exciting outcome and an equally exciting way to finish off RDA Awareness week.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the competition and voted. What a great way to spread the word about RDA and the wonderful work the horses and volunteers do.

RDA Tasmania congratulate Jess, who with a whopping 638 votes, is the winner of the 2016 RDA Horse of the Year competition. Congratulations to all finalists. It's lovely to take the opportunity to celebrate the amazing horses that find their way to RDA centres all around Australia.

Thank you to all at the RDA National office who worked hard to set up and run the event and a special thank you to the sponsors Wintec Saddles and HorseWyse Magazine.

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HorseWyse Magazine



Dates: Friday 23rd to Monday 26th September 2016
Marcus Oldham College, Geelong Victoria
More Information: www.rda.org.au/national-coaches-workshop.aspx

Topics covered include: disability awareness; therapeutic riding; hippotherapy; biosecurity; horse training and health; videoing for assessment and competition; workplace horse-human safety; coach education; new resources for coaches; large animal rescue; horses and bushfires; introduction to carriage driving and more.

International and National presenters include Andrew McLean (presenting on Friday afternoon), Beth McCauley (international speaker presenting on speech therapy in RDA) and many others.

Registration forms have been circulated to State Offices and payment can be accepted from July 1 onwards. We are expecting interest to be high so early registrations are encouraged.

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Entries Close: 30 September 2016
Winners Announced: 24 October 2016
More Information: www.rda.org.au/RDA 20-Championships.aspx

The RDA National Competition for 2016 will be entry by video submission. A great opportunity for riders to gain experience in performing dressage tests at competition level, but without the added stress of competition day.

It's time to start practicing. Dressage tests are available to download from the RDAA website (see link above).


  Developing abilities and enriching lives through
specialised programs and relationships with horses


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Support those who support RDA Tasmania:

Tasmanian Community Fund Logo My State Foundation Commonwealth Bank The Ian Potter Foundation - logo
  Rebecca White MP,
Labor Member for Lyons



PO Box 279 Kingston Tasmania 7051
0429 943 247 | E: admin@rdatas.org.au

Contact a centre nearest to you ...

RDA Tasmania - CENTRES
RDA Kalang RDA Kingborough RDA North West RDA St Helens
500 Kalang Ave, Glenorchy
P: 0400 790 122
E: kalang@rdatas.org.au
21 Roba Court, Kingston
P: 0407 202 710
E: kingborough@rdatas.org.au
172 West Moorville Rd, Burnie
P: 0407 534 571
E: northwest@rdatas.org.au
St Helen’s Equestrian Centre,
Walker Street, St Helen’s
P: 0427 707 410
E: sthelens@rdatas.org.au

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