Charitable organization in Cascais, helping handicapped children through riding therapy.
To become a member and for further information contact the Secretary:
Casal S. Bras,
Rua de Sto. Antonio, Areia
Riding for the Disabled (Associação Hípica Terapeutica, IPSS) in Cascais started operating in 1989 and is now a registered Portuguese charity. It aims to provide horse riding activities in a safe, controlled environment to handicapped children and young adults in order to develop their physical and intellectual potential to the highest possible degree through a stimulating, novel activity otherwise unavailable to them.
RDA sessions take place every week-day morning for some 80 youngsters from institutions and local schools.
The Association owns four suitably trained horses, stabled at the Real Clube de Campo D. Carlos I in Areia, Cascais, where its custom built riding school and other facilities are located.
About 30 volunteers participate in the activities and are a vital element towards guaranteeing safety and full enjoyment. A riding instructor, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and special needs teachers make up the therapeutic team responsible for designing and implementing the riding plan.
For funding the Association relies on:
You can help by:
Further information: Kathryn Watson, tel.962337668
Casal S. Bras, Rua de Stº Antonio 68, Areia, 2750 – 066 Cascais
NIB. 0032 0105 00200052756.58