ABOUT HORSEPOWER HILLS
HorsePower Hills, previously known as Riding for the Disabled Association Hills Group Inc., is a registered voluntary, charitable, not for profit organisation that provides people with diverse abilities opportunities that empower them to break through physical, cognitive, emotional and social barriers utilising the power of the horse to develop new skills, discover new abilities and define the life they want to live.
Our centre, located in Sawyers Valley, provides a variety of programs including riding, hippotherapy and dressage to people with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges each year.
We have been providing unique life-changing activities in Western Australia since 1978, and take great pride in the fact that our organisation is entirely run by volunteers.
HorsePower Hills is an affiliated member centre of HorsePower Australia.
Common diagnoses include but are not limited to Autism, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and Down Syndrome.
Goal-based riding programs conducted under the instruction of accredited HorsePower Australia coaches.
Providing training and opportunities for riders to compete in dressage competitions at Pony Club, State, National and World Dressage Championships.
The movement of the horse, under the direction of a trained physiotherapist, occupational therapist or speech therapist can offer participants the opportunity for complex motor learning.
From improving physical capabilities, cognitive abilities and emotional health, to nurturing confidence, life skills and independence, the therapeutic benefits of walking, riding, driving and caring for horses are transformative.
Transforming lives one hoof-beat at a time.
"It also became very apparent how incredibly sociable Jazzy is and how desperate she is to communicate with those around her. Jazzy’s sign language flourished, something we did not expect to happen from riding a horse."
“Transformed her mobility, independence, self-confidence and emotional wellbeing."
“Aldi has a unique bonding with his horse. He always kisses the horse after every ride.”