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 3, 2016 commenced on Tuesday 12th July for Group Rides and other programs in the following days that week.
Group Ride timetables with yearly dates can be found under Rider Information.
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 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.
New Volunteer Training Date - Wed 20th July 2016 from 2-4 pm for the next stage - basic training. If you have completed Induction and Orientation, this is for you.
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.
Clubhouse Update : We moved in to the new clubhouse (Stage 1) on 31st May with our first group of riders using the new rooms being from Noosa District State High School.
BBQ at Rocco's Pet Supplies and Sunshine Coast Saddlery, Cooroy POSTPONED TO A DATE tba
Come along and enjoy a sausage sizzle in Cooroy. Meet some of the SCRDA team and know your support is helping others.
QLD State Special Olympics Equestrian
This event will be held at our Centre in August. More information will be posted shortly.
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 a variety of hours.
It will be open Mondays and Tuesdays from 9.30 am - 3.30pm,
Wednesdays fro 10 am - 4 pm
Thursdays and Fridays from 9.30am - 4 pm
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.