South African Riding for the Disabled Association S.A.R.D.A. was established in Cape Town in 1973 by Belinda Sampson and Joy Finlay. Today there are branches in Durban, Port Elizabeth and on the Highveld.

The Highveld Branch of SARDA was established in 1984, and now has a centre in Peter Road, Ruimsig, Roodepoort. SARDA is affiliated to the RDA in the United Kingdom and the Federation for Disabled Riding International.

SARDA’s aim is to provide the opportunity of therapeutic and recreational horse riding for disabled people so that they might benefit in all aspects of their mental, physical and social lives.

The branch exists as a result of teamwork with all instructors and helpers volunteering their time and knowledge.