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.
Bay Trust gave us an early Christmas present when they announced the week before Christmas that they were making a significant grant in support of our operational costs. Bay Trust has been a great supporter of Tauranga RDA for many years and this recent grant together with the grants in support of operational costs from TECT, Lottery, COGS and Acorn allows us to plan 2016 with confidence as we address the ever increasing demand from our community.
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4/16/2016 3:53:20 PM
Thanks to financial backing from Legacy Trust, Tauranga RDA has extended its community outreach to include equine therapy targeted at local retirement homes. Read More..
7/28/2015 10:39:46 AM
Come and join us for a action-packed weekend of activities, coaching, advice, classification and much more! Read More..
4/20/2015 11:24:17 AM
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 has extended its community outreach to include equine therapy targeted at local retirement homes. Pictured volunteer Pip Kwiecien and Legacy director Mike Savage with sponsored ponies Chippie and Ruby. Photo: Tracy Hardy- SunLive
Our sponsorship programs
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out how more about Volunteering
Our Volunteer of the Year 2015 is Lynette Farmer. She has been volunteering for us for years and is amazing, reliable and great with the kids and horses. We are very lucky to have her as part of our team.
How to Volunteer
Tauranga District Riding for the Disabled
44 Ngapeke Road, Welcome Bay, RD5, Tauranga 3175
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