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 Term 1 2018 will commence on Tues 6th February 2018. 
Your Expression of Interest in 2018 Programs form to return to the Centre is here. Please return asap.

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

Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   This email address goes to all Committee members.

Centre phone number is 5472 7280, preferably on a Tuesday or Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
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).

Arena Hire
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.


Weather Check

This is where you can check to see if programs have been affected by weather events. 
Weather news will be posted by 8am.


Latest News 

Job Vacancies and Opportunities
The second hand Saddlery Shop in Yandina is in desperate need of some more volunteers to help keep the shop open on a regular basis, especially with Christmas just around the corner!
This may be a perfect opportunity for someone to gain vital retail experience with a view to future employment!

If you would like to help, contact the shop directly or contact the Centre - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Thursday 14th December at Laurie's Farm from Noon
BYO plate of food to share, your favourite beverage and a chair.
Invitations are here and will also be sent via email.

1. Trail Ride Experience at the Farm
Enjoy an early morning trail ride at Laurie's Farm. Starting at 8am, you will prepare your horse for this ride. No beginners or riders requiring assistance please. Limited spaces available.
$60 for the ride amongst the gum trees and along the creek. 2018 annual membership fe of $35 for members is required also.
Dates : January 8, 9 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19. For bookings or to find vacancies, contact Megan 0468 493 893.

2. Mini Camps at the Farm
For those requiring a little assistance, mini camps will be offered at Laurie's Farm. They will commence at 8 am and volunteer support will be available.
$60 for the mini camp and 2018 annual membership of $35 is also required. Limited spaces available.
Dates : January 10, 17. For bookings or to find vacancies, contact Megan 0468 493 893.

New Volunteer Training - Orientation and Induction in 2018
New volunteers will be offered Orientation and Induction on Monday 29 - Wed 31st January from 9 am - 12 noon.
All new volunteers welcome! Morning tea will be provided.
Please come with closed in footwear, sun-smart clothing and your sense of fun!

Ongoing Training for Existing Volunteers in 2018
Existing volunteers will be offered Ongoing Training on Monday 29th  - Wed 31st January from 9 am - 12 noon.
Modules covering disabilities, horse care and welfare will be some of the offered sessions on these days.
Morning tea will be provided. Come along to enrich your skills and knowledge base and to catch up with old friends!

Thank You
To the Buderim Foundation for the awarding of a grant to allow the purchase of new Arena Equipment for our coaches and riders.

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This Equestrian Australia program will continue on a fortnightly basis on a Saturday afternoon.

2017 program commences on 21st January at 2pm with induction activities.
Register On-line


Thanks to Bunnings, Noosaville for all your support in allowing us to run Sausage Sizzles.
Bunnings BBQ June 14 sm

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.

Thanks to the wonderful team of Volunteers, 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.


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.


July 2014

Noosa Beach Classic Car Club
Lioness Club of Coolum Beach
Crossroads Nambour
Nambour RSL
Ken McCord
Pat Barry
Tony Law
Ryan Smart, Smart Earthworx
Phil's Tile Warehouse
North Coast Plumbing & NCP Bathroom Centre
Everhard Industries, Yandina
Ian Rose
Gavin Watts, On-Site Appliance Service
Mary Valley Pest Control
Ralph Kirby
Doug Hill
Fred Sormani

June 2014

Noosa Coast Guard
Robin Hood
Elizabeth Schulz
Mercedes Benz Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Adrian Johnston
Mooloolaba Lioness Club
Bushland Conservation Management

May 2014

Ken McCord
Yandina IGA

April 2014

Combined Coastal Car Club
Michael McConnell

March 2014

Crossroads Nambour
Sunshine Coast Grammar School - "Grammar Helping Hands"
Whites IGA Bli Bli
Oceans Fencing
Coastal Landscape Supplies
Dunne Family
Braggs Signs
Nankervis family
The Yard
On-Site Appliance Service
Caloundra Masonic Social Club
Ken McCord

February 2014

Timber Hut
Compton Gardens Retirement Village
Maroochydore Night TOPIC

January 2014

Nambour Men's Shed
Trailers Direct

December 2013

Andre Abelle, Noosa Hinterland Tilt Tray Services
Eumundi Sporting & Youth Club

November 2013

Eumundi & District Indoor Bowls Assoc
Eumundi & District Community Assoc
Jayne Hooke
BCF, Noosaville

October 2013

Phil McGrath
Caloundra Green Cross Vet
Liberty Service Station, Noosaville
Orange on Sunrise
Keith Lanham
Chancellor Park Woolworths
Nambour Woolworths
Buderim Woolworths
Caloundra RSL Sub Branch Women's Auxiliary
Tewantin Noosa RSL Sub Branch Women's Auxiliary
DC & CD Barlow
Sun Coastliners Trefoil Guild
Yandina IGA
Caloundra RSL Services Club 

September 2013

Hall Family
Winter Family
Tapp Family
Young Family
Kilkivan Organising Committee
Mats By Design
Quota International of Coolum Beach
House, Noosa Civic
Harrisons Phamacy
Hairhouse Warehouse, Noosa Civic
Guardian Chemist, Cooroy
Eumundi Medicine Man
David Linton
Cooroy Meat Hall
Cooroy Hotel
Cooroy Hot Bread Kitchen
Cooroy Golf Club
Cooroy Butchery
Blessed Earth
Berkelouw Books
BBQ & Fireplace Centre
Amcal Chemist, Cooroy
Yandina Butchery
Twig and Grace, Cooroy
Sports Power
Sheraton Noosa
Serene Thai
Sauers Produce, Cooroy
Richies Bakery
Newton's Apple, Noosa Civic
My Fitness Club
Maple St Acupuncture
Luke's Supa IGA, Cooroy
Maple Lane Country Gifts
Gridley Homestead
Eumundi Pharmacy
Eumundi Winery
Yandina Feed Barn
Possums Books and Coffee
Let's Talk Hair
Face to Face Skin & Beauty
Tisca, Steve Morrison
Caloundra High School
Apollonian Hotel
Noosa Eumundi Pet Grooming
M & K Pipelines P/L
Jellyfish on the River

August 2013

Calvin Entermann
Coast 2 Coast Earthmoving
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Buderim Lioness Club
June Bedville
Cooroy Queen Alexandra Lodge
Wally & Mary Finch
Reggie & Ellie Thompson
Paul Denman
Pam & Brian Clark
Currimundi Lake Villas Social Club

July 2013

Fremantle Media
Dawn Fraser
Jeff Fenech
Lioness Club of Mooloolaba
Georgia Bruce
Noosa Heads Lions Club
Havenbourne Pty Ltd

June 2013

Thumpers American Car Club Inc.
Nambour Heights Ladies Bowls Club
Mountjoy Stud
Bushland Conservation Management
Ian & Diana Heffernan
Cooroy Queen Alexandra Lodge

May 2013

Bradley Entermann

April 2013

Cullen family, Millawa Lodge
Eumundi Sporting & Youth Club
Laura Dymock, 7 Local News
Cuurimundi Lake Villas Social Club
St Andrew HO 150 White Shrine of Jerusalem
All Coast Tyre Solutions
Noosa heads Lions Club
Al's Excavations

March 2013

Sunshine Mitre 10
Supercheap Auto
Davo's Bait & Tackle
Bunnings, Noosaville

February 2013

Palmwoods-Woombye Lions Club
Elizabeth Schulz
Quota International of Coolum Beach
Crossroads, Nambour

January 2013

Coolum Waters Retirement Resort
Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles
Eden Rehabilitation Centre

December 2012

Robyn Homan
Shore to Shore Seafood
Supercheap Auto
Davo's Bait & Tackle
Bunnings, Noosaville
Toni Simpson
Sunshine Coast Doll, Bear, Craft & Miniature Club

November 2012

Tewantin-Noosa RSL Womens Auxiliary
Reach Out Nepal
Colin Williamson
Peter Medcalfe
Maroochydore Ex-Service Women's Assoc
Peter Homan
Brett, Joe's Waterhole
Noosa Outrigger Beach Resort
Ian & Diana Heffernan
Jayne Hooke