SARDA Cape Town

Special Needs Schools from all over Cape Town bring learners to SARDA on a weekly basis. For individuals from the age of 7 wishing to be included in our programme, and who do not attend our feeder schools, we offer a space in the afternoons after a selection process based on medical and availability guide lines.

Anyone can apply to be put onto our waiting list. Please download the application form or call the SARDA office to be sent one. Once completed our Senior Instructor will assess your form and will inform you if your application was successful.

SARDA is located in Brommersvlei Road, Constantia. SARDA’s location promotes inclusion and has convenient access to schools and beneficiaries to our therapeutic programme.

Application Forms

Application Process

Once your name has been added to the waiting list you are eligible to be considered for any spot that might become available. Our Senior Instructor matches the applications to the opening according to age and disability/ability.

Once you have been given a riding opportunity you may be part of the program for a maximum of 2 years (some conditions apply). Please note that when you have completed the two years you are welcome to apply again to be put onto the waiting list.

For Schools to become part of SARDA’s Riding Program please download the School Form, fill it in and send it to

Staff & Volunteers

As a Non-Profit, volunteer based organisation SARDA relies on a tight and dedicated staff  to manage the maintenance of the facilities, welfare of the horses and SARDA’s income and administration.

Our staff comprises an  administrator and communications officer, stable manager and senior instructor, two grooms, a groundsman and a cleaner.

Over 100 Volunteers dedicate their time, love, knowledge, expertise, and professional services to advance SARDA’s cause.


SARDA’s therapeutic horse riding classes are run by trained and certified RDA instructors. They are assisted by a group of instructors and a team of volunteers. We offer training courses and examinations for RDA riding instructors. Please call the office for more information and application forms.

Management Committee

The Management Committee comprises physiotherapists and experienced people in equine, educational and administrative fields. Committee members stand for a year and are voted in at the Annual General Meeting.

Youth Committee

SARDA’s vibrant youth committee comprises practising and student physio and occupational therapists, and equine and administrative practitioners. This mentorship programme is designed to sustain SARDA for the next 50 years.