Riding for the Disabled Association (NSW) Goulburn Centre
We are a volunteer organisation that provides horse-related activities to enrich the lives of people with disabilities.
Who We Are
Riding for the Disabled Association (NSW) Goulburn Centre, is a not-for-profit organisation registered as a charity that receives no government funding. We were established in 1980.
ABN 27 187 836 220
RDA(NSW) Goulburn Centre is an Active Kids Provider and accepts Vouchers to offset the cost of participating in our programs.
RDA (NSW) Goulburn Centre is situated on 47 acres at Boxer Creek, approximately 10 kilometres from Goulburn in NSW. We have been at this location for the past 20 years.
What We Do
Riding for the Disabled Association (NSW) Goulburn Centre provides horse therapy riding and associated activities for people with disabilities.
RDA programs cater for people with disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, injuries resulting from accidents, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, Down syndrome, visual and hearing impairments, autism and amputees.
We operate every Tuesday on a fortnightly basis during school terms providing facilities for students from the Crescent School as well as other schools in the surrounding area. Currently we provide for 24 students.
The Goulburn Centre is operated solely by volunteers, who assist the riders and lead horses as well as assisting with fundraising, property and horse management.
The establishment of a riding for the disabled centre in Goulburn first came about in 1979.
However, according to the recorded inaugural minutes of the Goulburn Centre, it was officially established under the auspices of the Riding for the Disabled Association (NSW) in 1980.
At this time, Riding for the Disabled Association (NSW) was under the auspices of the Riding for the Disabled Australia.
In 1986 Riding for the Disabled Association (NSW) became an entity in its own right.
The Centre has been at our current Rosemont location since 1999.
The Goulburn Centre would like to thank the many organisations, clubs and supporters who have assisted us over the years, without their generosity our program would not be possible.