Affiliations

RDA Australia has a flexible governance structure that incorporates full member bodies and Associate Members (centres affiliated directly with RDA Australia because there is no affiliated State Member).
 
Full Member State bodies
  • RDA Australian Capital Territory
  • RDA Queensland
  • RDA South Australia
  • RDA Tasmania
  • RDA Victoria
Associate Members
  • RDA Deniliquin (NSW)
  • RDA Alice Springs (NT)
  • RDA in the Top End (NT)

RDA Australia is in turn, affiliated with:

Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI):  www.hetifederation.org
HETI is actively involved in establishing international standards of safety and competency in instruction, and in encouraging high standards of protection and training of horses for therapeutic purposes. The organisation serves in liaison with the International Paralympic Equestrian Committee (IPEC) for the promotion of equestrian sport for riders with disabilities.

RDA Australia is a full member of the HETI. Full Membership is only open to National organisations practising therapeutic equestrian activities. Full members have the right to nominate one of their body to become members of the International Council, if elected within their own country as one of the National representatives. They also have the right to nominate one of their body to stand for election as one of the Officers of the HETI or to the Executive Board. Officers and Board members must look to the benefit of the HETI and not only to their own organisation's interests.

Australian Sports Commission: www.ausport.gov.au
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is the principal sponsor of RDAA. The ASC is a statutory authority of the Australian Government and is Australia’s primary national sports administration and advisory agency, and the cornerstone of a wide-ranging sports system. Its mission is ‘to enrich the lives of all Australians through sport’.

Equestrian Australia: www.equestrian.org.au
RDA Australia have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Equestrian Australia.  Under this MOU, EA and RDA will join forces to assist riders with a disability to maximise opportunities available to them in Equestrian sport nationally.  EA and RDA will explore and develop opportunities for cooperation between the two organisations, particularly in relation to the development and delivery of education resources, as well as the education of their members and the general public in all aspects of Equestrian sport, horse management and the Para-classification of riders.