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Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore (RDA Singapore) is a registered charity which provides free therapeutic and rehabilitative horse-riding for children and adults with disabilities. We are the only charity locally to provide this unique form of therapy.

Since our inception in 1982, we have helped over 6000 beneficiaries. Horse-riding therapy (hippo-therapy) has proven to benefit persons with disabilities.

We have seen beneficiaries who can sit up longer, walk a bit longer or become more sociable after riding with RDA Singapore. These may seem minor to most people but to those with disabilities, these are life-changing achievements. Annually, RDA Singapore needs about $1.2 million to keep the therapy centre and the horse-riding therapy going.

RDA Singapore is not fully funded by the government and is dependent on the generosity of the public to fund our FREE horse-riding therapy program for people with disabilities. This is the link to our latest Annual Report: Read about FY 16/17 here. It costs RDA Singapore about $140 to provide a single 45-min horse-riding therapy for each child. You too can support our horse-riding therapy program for people with disabilities by donating!

Memorial and Tribute donations:
Memorial donations are made in memory of a deceased family member, friend, neighbor, colleague, etc., often in lieu of flowers for a funeral service, an anniversary of the individual's passing or other special times of remembrance. Please let us know the name of the person in remembrance, and if you include the individual's main family contact name and address, we will let them know you have made a donation in memory of their loved one.

Tribute Donations honor special people or celebrate occasions like birthdays or anniversaries. Join the growing number of caring adults and children who are incorporating philanthropy into their weddings, graduations, birthdays and other special occasions by asking friends, in lieu of gifts, to donate to RDA Singapore in lieu of gifts.

Even a just a penny will help, and at RDA Singapore, we ride on your support. Thank you!
Read more about Horse Sponsorship and Rider Sponsorship programs.

*You may be pleased to know that all outright donations (above $10) are entitled to 2.5 times tax-deduction.
*Pro Tip: Find out of your employer or school has a matching gift program that will match your donation to us!


Rider Sponsorship


Every year, some 20 schools & voluntary welfare organisations ride with RDA Singapore. Riders profile ranges from children with intellectual, cognitive and/or physical disabilities
Each batch consists of 12 riders with special needs who undergo a 10 weeks of horse-riding therapy with RDA. We provide our therapy free of charge to these riders, we do not charge the schools/riders nor do we receive any direct funding from any government ministry. We are looking for sponsors to help us off-set the costs of running our therapy prog.
Sponsoring a batch of 12 riders with special needs (x 10sessions) @ $12,000. This sponsorship is entitled to 2.5 times tax-deduction. You will also get the following benefits:
● Sponsorship Plaque bearing your company’s name, your name or the name of your loved ones displayed for the duration of sponsorship year.
● Sponsorship Certificate with information of your sponsored school / voluntary welfare organisation.
● Visit to RDA Centre with your staff or family to visit your sponsored school / voluntary welfare organisation during their riding term/completion of term graduation.
● Invitation to our annual fund-raising event such as RDA Race Day at Singapore Turf Club.
● Your flyers or corporate gift in our goodie bag for our annual fund-raising events like Race Day or Ball. (optional)
● You may place your company’s ads in our newsletter or social media such as Facebook.
● Your sponsorship will be acknowledged on our website.
Contact us at mail@rdasingapore.org.sg
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By Cheque

If you prefer to donate via cheque, please download this FORM and mail it to us. Please issue cheque payable to: RDA Singapore Our mailing address: 5 Jalan Mashhor RDA Centre S299174
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Cash

You can make cash donations at RDA Centre located at 5 Jalan Mashhor. Our office hours are from 9am to 5.30pm (Mon to Fri) and 9am to 12.30pm (Sat).

Wish List (Donation-in-kind)


We would be very grateful if you would like to contribute any of the following item(s) or money for us to purchase any of these items that we need. If you’re not sure what an item is or how much it would cost, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email at mail@rdasingapore.org.sg. No contribution or item is too small! We are happy to accept second-hand items that are in good condition as well. For all tack items, please call if buying to check size requirements. (updated as of 6 March 2017)

  • Tack: Bridles, Running Martingale, Toyogo Boxes for grooming kits (must make measurements), whips 60cm -100cm, lungeing whips, saddle / leather cleaner/conditioner cream.
  • Rider equipment: Helmets especially the smaller sizes
  • Miscellaneous: Sponsorship for printing of our brochures and volunteer handbooks, Various slings sizes and types from the ceiling track hoist (XS, S), Various items for therapeutic activities, e.g. foam balls, peanut balls, therapy roller, transfer board, picture cards and children’s games, free-standing child size basketball hoop, Digital video camera with hands-free wireless microphone attachment
  • Barn equipment: Airtight feed container with lids, Wheeled trolley to transport horses’ feed
  • *You may be pleased to know that all outright donations (above $10) are entitled to 2.5 times tax-deduction.