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

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..

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..


A Good Time to be Giving a Donation

As the financial year end for many of us is March 31 it is a good time to be giving to Tauranga Riding for the Disabled. Gifts (donations) made prior to March 31, 2015 are eligible for a tax credit in the 2014/2015 financial year.

For more info on Donations and Gifts


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