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 is a registered, well established Non-Profit organisation
PBO 930 035 853
All horse riding classes are offered at no cost to local schools such as Brown’s School Pre-Primary, Westpark School, Khethiwe NPO Project, Brown’s School Autistic Unit, Ethembeni School and Open Air School who transport the children on a weekly basis for lessons. Outings and special occasions can be arranged with consideration to fundraising to cover extra costs.
All fundraising is used for the care, feeding and stabling of our horses, for saddles and equipment for the “Therapy in Motion” horse riding lessons provided free for children with special needs.
Our Charity Shop
Please donate unwanted items to SARDA Durban and help us bless disabled children. Thank you to those that have donated items for our Charity Shop initiative. The shop is well supported and items are sold quickly, so we need to replenish our stock frequently and are tremendously grateful for all donations. Favourite items are linen, crockery, cutlery, children and adults clothing, toys, games, furniture, handbags, jewellery and tools.
Donations of Goods for our Charity Shop. Please contact: Michelle Foonk on email or drop off at SARDA Durban: Ridgetop Equestrian Centre, 8 Key ridge Road, Assagay. Please buy from our Charity Shop at 2 Paige Place, corner Bamboo Lane and Portsmouth Road, Pinetown.
Volunteers for Photography, Writing and Assistance with Social Media. Please contact: Tracy Moxey on email
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