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Welcome to RDA Carine

WELCOME to Riding for the Disabled Association of Western Australia – Carine Group Inc.  (RDA Carine).

We are a voluntary not-for-profit charitable organisation.  Our programs are run by nationally accredited Coaches and trained Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists supported by highly trained volunteers.  

RDA Carine aims to provide services to people of all ages with disabilities to enable them to enjoy safe, healthy, stimulating, therapeutic, horse-related activities.  Lessons are planned to be fun and stimulating to build confidence, independence and to develop a sense of achievement.

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A little more about RDA Carine

RDA Carine activities include therapeutic riding, recreational and educational riding, vaulting and Hippotherapy programs. Through these programs, the warmth and three dimensional movement of the horse is transferred to the rider’s body, making it more relaxed and supple, strengthening core stability and improving balance, posture and co-ordination.  

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About Us

Riding for the Disabled (RDA) is a worldwide movement represented internationally by the Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI) and nationally by Riding for the Disabled Association of Australia Ltd. (RDAA).

 

RDA Carine is a charitable not for profit organisation supported by a large pool of volunteers enabling us to keep our programs as affordable as possible. Our Centre provides equine therapy services to anyone with physical or intellectual disabilities, mental health and medical conditions; offering opportunities to enjoy safe, healthy, stimulating and therapeutic horse-related activities.

MISSION STATEMENT

RDA Carine aims to enable people with disabilities to experience enjoyment, challenge and a sense of achievement through participation in equestrian activities to improve their quality of life, attain personal goals and develop life skills.

OUR VISION

To be acknowledged in West Australia as a leader in equine – assisted therapeutic, educational, recreational and sporting activities that expand the horizons of those with disabilities leading to the enrichment of their lives.

OUR VALUES

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RDA Carine is not always about competition but it is always about striving for the best - personally, professionally and practically.

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RDA is a welcoming place where we strive to include all participants without discrimination.

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RDA is a safe environment where individuals are treated with respect and are respectful towards others and the organisation they care about.

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RDA is always demonstrating that looking at things differently can change a life, encouraging new ways of thinking and doing in every field.

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RDA is made up of many communities, working together towards enriching the lives of people locally, nationally and worldwide.

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NDIS

RDA Carine is not a registered NDIS provider.

Participants whose NDIS plans are Self-managed or Plan-managed can choose to use their funding to access therapeutic riding supports.

Our program is administered by nationally accredited Coaches in accordance with the NDIS Code of Conduct and Riding for the Disabled Australia regulations.

The program fees provide the supports needed for people with a disability to access our therapeutic riding, they do not fund the horse riding activity itself.

RDA support services are categorised as recreational activities which align with NDIS line item:

Assistance to access community, social and recreational activities for weekday supports (04_104_0125_6_1).

Our activities are designed to complement conventional therapies and education through the freedom of movement, gaining confidence, creating friendships and achieving individual goals.

How can RDA Carine help support your NDIS plan?

 

We offer to provide each participant with tailored information to take to their NDIS planning appointment. This may include:

  • a quote

  • overview of program goals

  • statement of participation

  • other additional reports as requested.

If you are an existing RDA Carine and NDIS participant and your plan review is coming up soon, please let us know.  We will be pleased to provide our Coach Assessment Report, for submission to NDIS.

 

As an outcome focused Report, this supporting documentation, will assist to show the progression with the Benefits and Goals for the participant in the RDA Carine Program.

If you are considering becoming an RDA Carine participant, contact our office for assistance with how to include the RDA Carine program in your NDIS plan.

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