We are a not-for-profit organisation that provides services to disabled children and young adults in the Whangarei area.

There are 4 paid staff – Business Manager, Coaching Manager, Stable Manager and an Instructor.

Our herd of 7 horses, which the RDA owns or lease, range in age from 5 years to 22 years old.

We have over 100 riders on our books and are able to ride 80 each term. 

People apply from schools, physios, occupational therapists, doctors, hospitals and parents/grandparents.

Each rider has a programme worked out according to their particular goals and each term we reassess these goals and make new ones. At the end of each term we have a Fun Day.  We hold games that the riders compete in and then each rider gets a certificate and a ribbon. 

We have the support of a dedicated committee, wonderful volunteers and financial support from public donations and grants from around the community.  We also raise funds from the hire of our Arena and function room.

About Whangarei RDA

We are a not-for-profit organisation that provides services to disabled children in the Whangarei area

There are 7 paid staff – Operations Manager, Head Instructor, Horse Manager, Stable Manager, an Instructor, Instructor/handyman and a groundsman.

Our herd of 13 horses which the RDA owns consists of minis right through to Lofty our largest horse who is 17.2 hands high. They range in age from 7years to 25 years old.

We have 120 riders on our books and are able to ride 80 each term. 

People apply from schools, physios, Occupational Therapists, Doctors, hospitals and parents/grandparents.

Each rider has a programme worked out according to their particular goals and each term we reassess these goals and make new ones. At the end of each term we have a Fun Day.  We hold games that the riders compete in and then each rider gets a certificate and a ribbon.

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Whangarei RDA

Whangarei - New Zealand Riding For The Disabled Association

Phone: 09 438 7521

Email: manager@rdawhangarei.org.nz

PO Box 10-122, Te Mai, Whangarei 0143,

New Zealand

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