303 Cathedral Avenue 
Brigadoon WA 6069

T: 08 9296 4655


Monday - Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm

Please view our centre locations page for contact details and more information. 

HorsePower Australia

Formerly known as Riding for the Disabled Western Australia

©HorsePower Australia ABN 98 624 054 651

News and Events

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Stay up to date with information on everything that is happening in HorsePower Australia,  

06 May 2019

Make a Difference this EoFY

As the end of the financial year approaches, HorsePower Australia is urging you to consider a charitable donation that could boost your tax return whilst having the power to transform lives. 

HorsePower Australia is committed to providing life-changing experiences and empowering people with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges to live the life they want. 

Our network of affiliated members across Western Australia are providing opportunities on a daily basis for people with diversabilities to develop new skills and discover new abilities. Despite the hard work our volunteers and coaches are doing we still can't meet the demand for our services. With your help we can change this. 

The majority of our centres across the state have waiting lists and to address this we need more specially trained coaches, volunteers and horses to ensure people with diversabilities have the chance to benefit. Together we can transform lives.  

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. 

06 May 2019

Join us for a Night at the Races Charity Dinner

Join us for an evening of fun and help us continue to transform the lives of people with diversabilities. 

It is with great pleasure that HorsePower Australia invites you to join us for the ultimate evening of fun, excitement and fundraising in support of our wonderful organisation and the magic our horses help us to create in empowering people with diversabilities to develop new skills, discover new abilities and define the life they want to live. 

The evening is a unique event filled with fun and activities such as the Barrier Draw, Mystery Wine Sales, Sweepstakes, Bookies, Live & Silent Auctions, delicious three course meal, drinks, a testimonial speaker sharing their personal experience of the magic of horses, a highly entertaining MC and much, much more.

Funds raised on the night will go to support HorsePower Australia and its 14 member centre to continue providing its unique life-changing programs to children, young people and adults with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges within our community. 

If there is one event you choose to support this year then Night at the Races is undoubtedly the one. Give your guests a night to remember.

21 Dec 2018

Read our ENews Christmas Edition

Keep up to date with recent happenings with HorsePower ENews. 


  • New Name, New Look, Same great State Association. 

  • transfer of participants in receipt of funding for RDAWA services

  • 2018 Progressive Dressage Competition 

  • Fleur Litster Final Nominee, Para Equestrian

  • Night at the Race 2019 - Save the Date 29th June 2019

  • Win a Magical Experience 

  • New year, new look, new competition - logo photo competition coming soon

  • Office Closure - 24 December to 3 January

17 Nov 2018

New Name. New Look. New Opportunities. Same great state-wide community and network.

We are so excited to introduce our new name. From today Riding for the Disabled Association of Western Australia will be known as HorsePower Australia.

Why did we change our name?

The terminology "Disabled" is becoming less desirable within the community and no longer truly reflects the programs that we provide - horse riding, carriage driving, hippotherapy, vaulting and our mental health program walking with horses.

46 years ago our clients were children with physical disabilities who benefited from the therapeutic movement of horse riding. Today our clients range in age from 1 to 80 and have diversabilities including physical and intellectual disabilities, youth at risk and people with mental health conditions.


Although we have a new name, new look and new opportunities we are still the same state wide organisation that enriches the lives of everyone involved.

We would like to thank Key2 for their support and help in creating our fresh new look.

Join us in sharing this exciting news with your community.

02 Sep 2018

RDAWA Disability Services Quality Evaluation Report 2018

The Department of Communities (Disability Services) is responsible for the quality and safeguarding framework for Service Providers in Western Australia as such every few years a Quality Evaluation is carried out to ensure that RDAWA are continuing to provide quality services and supports to people with disabilities under the National Disability Standards. In August of this year an independent quality evaluation was undertaken and we are please to advise that RDAWA has meet all the required standards for disability services provision.   

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