The Riding for the Disabled Association Singapore (RDA Singapore) provides equine-assisted therapy (also known as hippotherapy) to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities.
We are the only charity in Singapore that provides this therapy and sessions are given free of charge.
RDA Singapore was founded in 1982, with just 5 riders and a whole lot of heart. Since then, more than 6,000 disabled children and adults have experienced the benefits of the therapy that our horses and ponies so lovingly provide.
RDA Singapore is a registered charity and Institution of a Public Character (IPC); UEN No: S82SS0081H. Since our inception in 1982, we have provided equine-assisted therapy (hippotherapy) to more than 6,000 physically and mentally disabled beneficiaries. We have seen beneficiaries who can sit up longer, walk unaided or who have become more sociable after riding with RDA Singapore. These may seem like minor achievements to most able-bodied people, but to those with disabilities, these are life-changing feats.
We provide therapy to our beneficiaries free of charge.
Annually, RDA Singapore needs about $1.2 million to maintain the centre, and the horses and ponies. It costs RDA Singapore about $140 to give one 45-minute session to one beneficiary.
RDA Singapore is not fully funded by the government and is dependent on the generosity of the public to help us to continue doing what we do. Your generous donation (any amount would be greatly appreciated) will help us to keep serving our disabled beneficiaries.
If you prefer to donate via cheque, please download this GIRO Form and either mail it to us or pop by our offices. We’d be happy to meet you!
If you prefer to donate via cheque, please download this General Donation Form and either mail it to us or pop by our offices. We’d be happy to meet you!
You can make a cash donation directly at our centre located at 5 Jalan Mashhor, Singapore 299174
Click here to find out more about our opening hours & contact information!
A bit more about our honored members and committee below.
RDA Committee 2016-2018Honorary Chairman
Mr Eugene Yong
Mr Simon Leong
Ms Cindy Quek
Mr Justin Boyd
Ms Emma Jarman-Jones
Ms Lin Zhi An
Ms Wanda Wang
Ms Daphne Ong
Mrs Deborah Gillies
Mrs Sian Gillies
Ms Jessamine A. Ihrcke
Fund-Raising & PR Sub-Committee1. Mrs Deborah Gillies
2. Mrs Fran Boyd
3. Ms Roxanne Toh
4. Mrs Supriya Sen
5. Ms Wanda Wang
Horse Sub-Committee1. Ms Cindy Quek
2. Ms Jessamine A. Ihrcke
3. Ms Lin Zhi An
4. Ms Wanda Wang
Volunteer & Training Sub-Committee1. Ms Daphne Ong
2. Mrs Malavika Vaidya
3. Mrs Sian Gillies
HR & Finance Sub-Committee1. Mr Simon Leong
2. Mr Justin Boyd
3. Ms Emma Jarman-Jones
Audit & Risk Management1. Mr Eugene Yong
2. Ms Lin Zhi An
3. Ms Cindy Quek