Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association
The Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association is a charitable non-profit organization formed in 1977 to provide a therapeutic riding program for children with disabilities. Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association is the only certified riding program in Manitoba and a member of the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association. We provide therapeutic riding to children 6 to 12 years of age.
Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association receives no government assistance. Fundraising and donations are the life line to keeping the program operational. MRDA is run by a volunteer Board of Directors and one office staff.
Therapeutic riding can help children with disabilities such as:
- cerebral palsy
- visual impairment
- other developmental challenges
Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association Mission Statement:
"To enable children living with special needs and disability to experience horseback riding with all the therapeutic and social benefits proven to go along with it. "
Graham Curnew (MRDA Chairman), second from the left won The Great-West Life Volunteer of the Year at the Sport Manitoba's Night of Champions 2013 on April 30.