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

RDA riders show their skills

Around 40 riders with a range of disabilities are competing against each other to test their skills in the annual Tauranga Riding for Disabled ribbon day. RDA manager Elisha Brownrigg says the compet... Read More..


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Foundation to boost disabled riders

Ensuring the future survival of Tauranga Riding for the Disabled is a step closer after the establishment of a foundation. Read More..


Westpac Tauranga Business Awards

Thanks to our AMAZING team - Staff, Volunteers, Supporters, and Horses.
Last night, we WON the Community Organisation Award.


Ribbon Day

Thanks to everyone that helped, Competed or just came to support.
Here is Aiden Lints, 5, with his ribbon for the egg and spoon race.  Photo by Tracy Hardy of Sun Live


Foundation Launched

The Tauranga Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Foundation was launched last Tuesday night at Farmer Auto Village.  Speaking at the event was 11 year old, Toby Lipinski, he said he had just about ridden every horse, from the little, short ones to some tall, fat ones.

For more about RDA Foundation


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