Eurobodalla RDA is an incorporated entity and registered charity with its own ABN, DGR Certificate and TCC Certificate number
Who can ride with ERDA? RDA is one of the few activities available to people with a multitude of disabilities ranging from ADHD, anxiety, dyslexia, autism, cerebral palsy, downs, acquired brain injuries, vision and hearing impediments and amputees just to name a few. Lessons are planned with the abilities and goals of each individual in mind. Our horses are trained to accommodate wheelchair bound riders and those with balance and concentration difficulties. Interested RDA riders should complete the Expression of Interest Form and will require Medical Consent from their Doctor.
Activies include developing balance and pysical strength, Confidence and self esteem as well as social and emotional well being through interaction with the horses, volunteers and other riders. Setting and achieving goals no matter how big or small they are is a big part of what we do.
Grants news and projects we are working on- We have recently won a grant for half a defibrillator and need to raise the other half of the funds! Any Ideas??
ERDA would like to Thank Batemans Bay Soldiers Club for their ongoing support over the last 3 years. This year Batemans Bay Soldiers Club have provided funds for a training clinic for our volunteers and a microphone for the coaches to assist our hearing impaired riders participate in lessons. Quota Club Narooma have provided funds to provide our horses with feed during these very expensive feeding time this winter, and Lions Club Batemans Bay have funded a scholarship for a rider who would otherwise be unable to participate. The lucky recipient will be announced at our awards night in November. Other contributors to ERDA in 2018 include South Coast Concreting, Secret Santa Narooma, Sprouts Cafe Eden, Eden Services Club and Mordeck for their support of our Royal Easter Show Team,. And of course, the many private people who donate to our Gofundme Page and Givenow on a regular basis for their ongoing financial support. ERDA receives no financial government support and could not exist without these generous people.
Our AWESOME volunteers. Eurobodalla have a great group of volunteers who form the backbone of our activities. Whether you aspire to become a nationally recognized RDA coach, help in lessons, assist with maintenance or grounds work and development or are able to assist in a committee role, or perhaps grant writing capacity we would love to hear from you. All of our volunteers have a current working with children number, receive ongoing training and are covered by RDANSW insurance. One of our coaches (Christine Vincent) was recognized this year as a finalist in the RDANSW volunteer of the year award.
NDIS and RDA - ERDA is currently working through our fee arrangements to meet the NDIS framework. Our aim is to ensure that our families and participants have various funding and payment options, including NDIS funding, private payment or scholarships available. Further information on fees will be available shortly.