About

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.


Registered Charity


Winner of Charity Transparency Award 2017

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.


We are a British Horse Society Approved Riding Centre

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.

Donation Methods


Credit Card:

SGGives portal

One-time/Monthly GIRO:

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!

Cheque:

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!

Cash:

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!

RDA's Committee


A bit more about our honored members and committee below.

RDA Committee 2018-2020

Honorary Chairman
Mr Simon Leong

Honorary Vice-Chairman
Mr Justin Boyd

Honorary Secretary
Ms Cindy Quek

Honorary Treasurer
Mr James Brownlie

Committee Members
Ms Emma Jarman-Jones
Ms Lin Zhi An
Ms Wanda Wang
Ms Daphne Ong
Mrs Julie Ovidi
Mrs Sian Gillies
Ms Jessamine A. Ihrcke
Mrs Supriya Sen

RDA's Staff


Who's who on the ground at RDA!

Executive Director
Choy Weng Leong
Yard Manager
Kora Bremner


Supervisor Groom
Gunasegaran Rajakumaren

Stable Hand
Mutri Bin Sariman

Stable Hand
Salamat Bin Pardi

Stable Hand
Nilla Islawatie Binte Yussni

Stable Hand
Yuvaraja Krishnasamy

Community Partnership Executive
Karen Lim

Administration Manager
Elsie Tan

Volunteer Coordinator
Irene Ng

Riding Instructor
Hazrin Chong Abdullah

Riding Instructor
Samantha Wong