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Affiliations

There are seven State and Territory Associations which are affiliated with RDA Australia. They are:

  • RDA Australian Capital Territory
  • RDA Northern Territory
  • RDA Queensland
  • RDA South Australia
  • RDA Tasmania
  • RDA Victoria
  • RDA Western Australia

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’.

Pony Club Australia: www.ponyclubaustralia.com.au
Pony Club Australia works closely with the Australian Sports Commission to develop pony / horse riding from community participation to high performance. Pony Club Australia and Riding for the Disabled Association Australia have formed an alliance under the Project CONNECT banner to develop pathways and provide opportunities for riders with disabilities within both organizations. This will allow riders to participate in activities best suited to their needs. See Project Connect