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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

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..



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

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NZRDA Horse of the YEAR... Our Peanut

The votes are locked in and after four weeks of voting and more than 3,200 votes cast, we are delighted to announce the winner of the NZRDA Horse of the Year Competition for 2015 – Peanut from Tauranga Group RDA.

Meet our other Horses

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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

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New Saddle Blankets for our Horses

We have new merino fleece saddle blankets for our horses. Purchased for us by Zariba and made by BJ Merino of Auckland. We thank them most sincerely for this very generous sponsorship, which was in response to our Wish List in our Newsletter.

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