Become a Volunteer
The organisation just would not exist without its volunteers. RDAI values the tremendous voluntary commitment of over 500 people who help run the groups each week. There are many way you can help. Find a RDAI near you.
Have you an hour to spare per week?
We need voluntary helpers for the weekly rides. You can be part of a team of individuals that come together to create an hour of fun and enjoyment for our riders through therapeutic riding. It is not always essential to be knowledgeable about horses, but helpful. There will always be someone to show you what to do.Training is provided. There are many different ways you can help – from coaching riders, to side walker, to fundraiser to making tea! Volunteer your legs and cheery personality to help make the learning experience fun.
Are you a riding instructor with time to spare?
You don’t need a particular instructor’s qualification to teach people with special needs. Training programmes, support and assessments are available. Groups generally meet during working hours, so to volunteer you must have time during the day.
Are you a physiotherapist who would be interested in working with disabled people?
We are very short of therapists who are needed all over the country. There are specific courses available for interested therapists. If you wish to volunteer and are aged between sixteen and seventy-five, are quite fit and want to know where your nearest group is, please contact Dilys Lindsay, Secretary at or Cathy Byrne, the National Coordinator at
Want to become a volunteer?
Download form below and return to the appropriate Area Rep (see under heading RDAI Near You). In the interest of maintaining the highest standard of care for all participants in this sport: You will be asked to sign up and agree to be bound by the RDAI Policies and procedures outlined in the Policy documents.
Everyone who wishes to become a volunteer will be required to complete the Garda Vetting process through Horse Sport Ireland. Log on to their website at and follow the step-by-step procedure. 

Download*RDAI have the right to accept or deny any application at their discretion.

Make a Donation
RDAI is grateful for donations of any amount, large or small. We receive no direct grants from central government and rely on the generosity of individuals, businesses and charitable trusts to undertake our activities. Please make a payment via PayPal or a cheque payable to RDAI.
There are two easy ways to make a donation:
Donation Amount

Become a Sponsor
The RDAI is grateful for the support of the following groups and organisations:

For any information about the organisation, please contact Dilys Lindsay, RDAI Secretary, c/o Horse Sport Ireland, Beech House, Millennium Park, Naas, Co.Kildare or

If you wish to give a donation you can also contact Dilys Lindsay

Phone: 086 8146898

Mail: RDAI Secretary, c/o Horse Sport Ireland, Beech House, Millennium Park, Naas, Co.Kildare.