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

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..

A Good Time to be Giving a Donation to Tauranga Riding for the Disabled

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Tauranga RDA opens refurbished Playground thanks to Farmlands

Families visiting the RDA will now have a new playground to play on thanks to Farmlands. Farmlands have been working hard over the past 4 weeks to refurbish the playground. It is now a safe fun playg... Read More..




Votes can be cast either from the Voting page on the website, or by clicking the ‘Vote contest’ button on the NZRDA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nz.rda.

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Westpac Tauranga Business Awards

At the recent Westpac Business Awards, we WON the Community Organisation Award. This prestigious award provides our organisation with a sound endorsement of our operation. Thanks to our AMAZING team - Staff, Volunteers, Supporters, and Horses.


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