The Riding for the Disabled Association of WA will use the $229,048 grant for building alteration, equipment, furniture and vehicles.
The funding, announced in July, will go to eight of its 17 centres: Pinjar, Carine, Oakford, Mandurah, Brigadoon, Sawyer�s Valley, Albany and Collie.
Disability Services Minister Helen Morton said the horse riding programs changed people�s lives.
�Riding can be such an enjoyable form of healthy, outdoor exercise, that is exciting, challenging and motivational,� she said. �RDAWA programs run activities that include horse riding, vaulting, carriage driving and dressage to more than 1000 people.�
Coaches and more than 450 volunteers work at the centres to tailor programs for each rider. Visit www.rdawa.org.au