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

Family Time at Tauranga RDA

Tauranga RDA is seeking people in the community to come and volunteer with the horses and therapy riding sessions. Read More..

VOTE for us in March @ Z 15th Avenue

Tauranga RDA are one of the four groups being supported through Good in the Hood at Z 15th Ave Tauranga. That means we’ll get a share of $4,000 Read More..

Horse and Tack Car Boot Sale at Tauranga RDA

Come along to Tauranga RDA to buy and/ or sell gear or a horse or pony on Sat 22nd February. 9.00am set up. 9.30-am start. 1pm finish. Read More..


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


Saturday Volunteers Needed

 - if you are 14+ and interested in volunteering on Saturdays mornings from 8:30 to 1pm please email Elisha on info@taurangarda.co.nz
or phone: 5441899

Volunteer today


Good in the Hood Z 15th Ave Promotion

Thanks to everyone that participated in this March promotion, a lot had fun with the Token Hunt on line and even won themselves some great prizes supplied by Z Petrol.

Other ways to help us