Welcome

Tauranga RDA Equestrian Therapy Centre provides therapeutic horse related activities for children and adults with physical, mental, cognitive, social or behavioural needs. This includes horse riding, horsemanship and vocational skills. Clients range in age from 3 to 65.
Horse riding is an activity which stimulates and exercises both mentally and physically. It is ideal for people with disabilities as well as those that are disadvantaged, at risk or have mental and social issues. Our programs engage people to assist growth, confidence, independence and the development of self esteem.
Tauranga RDA has expanded rapidly in the last five years and provides a service to hundreds of people in the community. Tauranga RDA is raising funds to enable more people in our community to benefit from riding therapy.

 

Latest News

Para-Equestrian FESTIVAL

Come and join us for a action-packed weekend of activities, coaching, advice, classification and much more! Read More..



Peanut runs for Horse of the Year

Tauranga's Riding for the Disabled's veteran horse Peanut is the centre of attention for young disabled children at the Welcome Bay facility – and now she's taking centre stage in the Horse of the Ye... Read More..



Tauranga RDA’s Peanut in the running for NZRDA 2015 Horse of the Year

Each year, New Zealand Riding for the Disabled (NZRDA) asks its 55 RDA Members around New Zealand to nominate one of their Horses for NZRDA Horse of the Year. Read More..


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Interested in becoming a Para-Equestrian?

Come and join us for an action-packed weekend of activities, coaching, advice, classifications and more! For more information:
email para@nzequestrian.org.nz
or visit www.nzequestrian.org.nz/para-equestrian

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Our NEW Board President - Leona Smith

Leona comes to RDA with an extensive background in executive administration and event management with a focus on community and charitable organisations. She is looking forward to helping build on the great success that has already been achieved.

Meet our other Board Members

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Student Placements in New Zealand

We are seeking overseas volunteers to come and stay at our wonderful facility and help with our equestrian therapy sessions. Placements of all lengths of time considered. Free accommodation is provided, click link below for more details.

How to Apply

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Call for Volunteers

Therapy Sessions – Tuesday through Saturday 8.30 – 1.30pm
Wednesdays from 3 – 4.15pm and Thursdays from 1.45 – 4.00pm
Call Angela O’Donnell our Volunteer Coordinator
on 544 1899  or email  info@taurangarda.co.nz

Find out how more about Volunteering