Welcome to Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled
........where Riding Develops Abilities
Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation providing equine-based therapeutic and recreational riding and driving programs for all members of the disability community on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Our program days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We are closed Sunday and Monday. We are aligned with the State School system, so are operational during school terms and on holidays when the schools are on holidays.
Sessions for 2017 are well under way with planning. See below for a form to show your interest.
Find us at 2 Monak Rd, North Arm, Qld (between Yandina and Eumundi) - our main Centre.
Our second property is at 58 Pryor Rd, Verrierdale, Qld
Postal : PO Box 517, Eumundi, Qld 4562
Centre phone number is 5472 7280, preferably on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
We are often outside having fun with our clients and horses, so please leave a message or contact us via email if you have no luck on the phone.
To donate or make a payment : BSB 484 799 Acct # 0027 59281
If making a donation or payment by cheque, please make it payable to Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled (the bank won't accept anything else).
Yes, we do hire out our undercover arena and outdoor arena! If you are interested, go to Other Activities > Arena Hire to find all the relevant information and forms.
This is where you can check to see if programs have been affected by weather events. Weather news will be posted by 8 am.
READY SET TROT Program that commenced in the Easter School Holidays will continue.
This Equestrian Australia program will continue on a fortnightly basis on a Saturday afternoon.
Sunshine Coast RDA has been successful with another major grant application of $35,000 from QLD Community Gambling Benefit Fund. This will allow us to construct the Northern skillion roof over the mounting platform lift and mounting area. It will also cover the proposed stables area eventually.
Construction of the northern skillion roof and tack room was completed at the end of November 2016.
Clubhouse Update : We moved in to the new clubhouse (Stage 1) on 31st May 2016 with our first group of riders using the new rooms being from Noosa District State High School.
New Volunteer Training - Orientation and Induction
From October 2016, new volunteers will be offered Orientation and Induction on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month, commencing on Wed 5th October from 1pm.
Come along to see the programs in action and meet our wonderful team.
In 2017, New Volunteer Training for the start of the year will be from Tues 31st January thru till Fri 3rd February. This will allow new volunteers to do an intensive training course ready for the start of sessions on Tues 7th February 2017 . All new volunteers welcome!
The Last month of 2016 and the Start of 2017
To all our Volunteers, parents and participants:
A calendar of upcoming events for the next few months has been formulated to help everyone organise themselves during this busy time of the year. Have a look to see if there is information for you.
Camps and Trail Rides have been planned for the upcoming Christmas holidays. All information on Camps and Trail Rides can be found elsewhere on the website - Other Activities> Camps.
Interest in Participating in Our Programs in 2017
If you are interesting in continuing or commencing in our programs, an Interest in 2017 form is available here.
Please return page 1 to the Centre admin email.
BUNNINGS SUPPORT WITH SAUSAGE SIZZLES
Thanks to Bunnings, Noosaville for all your support in allowing us to run Sausage Sizzles.
As you can see, our Team has lots of fun whilst raising much needed funds.
To see all the dates offered by Bunnings to run the Sausage Sizzles, see our Fund-Raising page with Current Projects.
NEW OPENING HOURS for SADDLERY SHOP
Thanks to the wonderful team of Volu nteers, the Saddlery Shop in Yandina now has new opening hours.
It will be open Monday - Friday from 10am - 4pm,
Saturdays from 9am - 1pm.
If ever unsure of opening hours, call the shop on 0406 436 571 to double check.
For information on our Fund-Raising events, visit our Fund Raising page.
TOO MOO Charity Bike Ride - A Legendary Effort!!!
Saturday's (2nd May) 220km ride from Toowoomba to Mooloolaba was legendary on its own but made more so by the challenges on Friday. The event had been meticulously planned by David Fellows but nature intervened. The wild weather on Friday afternoon stranded some riders short of Toowoomba with others arriving in the small hours of the morning. One group spent seven hours in a bus stationary in Caboolture. Nevertheless, after a couple hours sleep they were on their bikes guided by TOO MOOs, pairs of supporters dressed in cow "onesies" and, in the later stages, by SCRDA volunteers, arriving at the Mooloolaba Surf Club on time at 4:30PM.
The Roof Structure is Up! National Volunteers Week and "Roof Wetting" Ceremony
During National Volunteers Week we celebrated our Volunteers and the new Roof.
Dawn Fraser, a supporter of Sunshine Coast RDA, was on hand to present Years of Service pins to our volunteers. A special Life Membership Award and pin was presented to June Bedville for her 25 years of voluntary service to RDA on the Sunshine Coast.
AN ADDITIONAL LAND SITE FOR SUNSHINE COAST RDA!
On 15th January 2014 (Transfer of Title was completed), a 35 ACRE PROPERTY AT 58 PRYOR RD, VERRIERDALE became a part of Sunshine Coast RDA, THANKS TO A BENEFICIARY WHO HAS LEFT IT TO US IN HIS WILL.
It is a gorgeous property with undulating hills, a creek and rainforest area, dam and a flat area for an arena.
For more on this property go to About Us > Our New Centre on this website.
Without their generous support throughout the year Sunshine Coast RDA would not be able to operate.
No matter how large or small, the contributions of our sponsors are gratefully received and we thank you all for your continuing support.