Riding Develops Abilities

Riding Develops Abilities

Our disabled riders, their carers, our volunteers, and the Northern Rivers community are extremely grateful for the generous financial support received from the following groups, local businesses and individuals. Together we create our caring, connected community.

Riding for the disabled - McNamara Centre

Outdoor Riding

Glen Burnie is an amazing 46 hectare property which we received as a generous bequest from Brian McNamara. Our dedicated volunteers and generous supporters are doing everything possible to make the most of this legacy for the whole community. We enjoy paddock rides, roofed arena lessons and obstacle courses whenever possible.

Riding for the Disabled-Ballina


All lessons are supervised by qualified RDA (NSW) accredited coaches and are fully insured. We help our riders make the most of their unique gifts with encouragement, support and a fun learning environment. Riders come to our Ballina and Districts centre from Lismore, Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Kyogle, Casino, Wardell, Clunes, Bex Hill, Federal, Eureka, Bangalow and other Northern Rivers towns.

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Our volunteers are generous and welcoming. We share a broad range of experience, from administration to horsemanship, often helping each other overcome challenges, while celebrating personal milestones with a liberal amount of enthusiasm!

Thank you to our Supporters

Many thanks also to the following supporters;
  • The Knappick Foundation
  • Ballina Shire Council
  • Ballina East Lions Club
  • Ballina Lions Club
  • Lennox Lions Club
  • Quota Club of Alstonville/Wollongbar
  • Rotary Ballina
  • Rabbit Trappers Bowling Club
  • Pimlico Ladies Club
  • Korea SE Asian Vietnam Veterans
  • Booyong Native Rainforest Creation
  • Steve Woodfield
  • Tim Gardiner (Farrier)
  • Dr John Clunie
  • Dr Oliver Liyou (Equine Dentist)
  • Newrybar Produce
  • ‚Äčand many others who prefer to remain anonymous

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