About Us

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SARDA’s History

In 1973, after a visit to the RDA Diamond Centre in England, Belinda Sampson, the mother of a cerebral palsied son, Andrew, returned to Cape Town eager to start a similar venture in South Africa.

SARDA is a registered fund-raising organisation with teaching branches in major centres throughout the country.  SARDA is an Associate Member of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) in the United Kingdom, and is affiliated to the Riding for the Disabled International  (RDI) organisation.

Due to the expenses involved for parents of children with disabilities, and wishing to make riding accessible to anyone, SARDA’s national constitution states that riding is provided free of charge.

SARDA Durban

Was established in 1980 and has been situated at Ridgetop Equestrian Centre in Assagay since 2007.

We are a registered, well established Non Profit organisation, reliant on our volunteers, none of which receive any monetary payment for time and service, and who rely solely on the pleasure and enjoyment derived from helping children with special needs.

All our funding is used for the care, feeding and stabling of our horses, and for saddles and equipment for our Therapy in Motion horse riding for children with special needs.

SARDA Durban

NPO 002-823
PBO 930 035 853

SARDA Durban Chairperson’s Report 

Chairpersons Report AGM 2015