Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore
The main objective of RDA is to provide free therapeutic horse-riding programmes that benefit people with physical and learning disabilities. The therapy helps them to gain improved respiration, balance, coordination and mobility of muscles, limbs and spine. It also aids in raising their self-confidence, improve their communication skills, trust, motivation and self-esteem.
Vision:To be the primary centre in Singapore that provides free horse-riding therapy to help people with physical and/or intellectually disabilities. Mission: We aim to ensure that children and adults with disabilities in Singapore have access to free, therapeutic horse-riding programmes. Through dedicating to the provision and development of these equestrian programmes, RDA Singapore aims to enable its beneficiaries to develop psychological and cognitive skills (including improved life skills, independence, confidence, communication, motivation and trust). The rehabilitative scope of our programmes includes improved core muscle tone, respiration, balance, postural control, spatial awareness and increased mobility of muscles and limbs.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2019 programme
1. Acquire additional therapy horses/ponies for service expansion
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
We are happy to welcome YFC teams to tour our Horse Stables, horse-riding facilities, arena and observe riding therapy with our special needs beneficiaries. We will also share more on the benefits of horse-riding therapy.