About Us

Tauranga Riding for the Disabled (RDA) is an incorporated, charitable organisation established in 1974 and is one of 54 independent RDA groups within NZ. We assist disabled, at-risk and socially disadvantaged people from Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty regions by providing equestrian  therapy, horse care and equine assisted therapy.

We are a registered charity – our Charities Commission Registration number is cc29867. We have a board of trustee with six members, nine part-time staff and operate with the assistance of more than 120 volunteers.

We have a Foundation Board of Trustees that was established in 2012 to manage bequests and invest and manage funds to secure the future sustainability of Tauranga RDA.

We have over 20 therapy horses at our 15 acre facility at 44 Ngapeke Rd, RD 5 Welcome Bay, Tauranga.

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