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Who We Are

NZRDA is a member association made up of over 50 local RDA groups who are in local communities throughout New Zealand.

The core purpose of NZRDA is to provide interaction with horses to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for people experiencing disability, or who have specific challenges or needs.

We aim to enable and support disabled people to achieve good lives including meaningful participation in, and contribution to, important life activities and roles in their community.

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What's Happening

Katie’s Epic Journey!

Katie is planning a long adventure ride in the South Island with 4 horses! She will be riding from St...

By Their Side

Riding for the Disabled is "by their side" - every step of the way. Give now and be "by...

By Their Side

Riding for the Disabled is "by their side" - every step of the way. Give now and be "by...

Latest News

Outcomes

RDA supports riders to achieve life-changing outcomes. To see the riders and the benefits that therapeutic riding brings watch below...

Hannah learns to walk

Hannah arrived at RDA in a wheelchair. She left RDA walking. The story seems incredible - but it is real. Hannah was...

Our Christmas Wish

This Christmas, we wish for new shoes for our horses – so disabled riders can experience life-changing outcomes from...

It’s The Best Classroom – On The Back Of A Horse!

Click here to read the radio interview with Donna Kennedy on Today FM. Listen to our MediaWorks Foundation radio ads...

Virtual Celebration Evening for 60th Anniversary – Watch Here

Our celebration evening was held on Saturday 3 September 2022.If you missed it or want to watch it again...

RDA on Breakfast News August 2022

On Tuesday 23 August 2022 RDA featured on Breakfast News TVNZ 1. This was filmed at Wellington RDA and...

Introducing our new Ambassador, Samantha Hayes

We are extremely pleased to announce our new Ambassador, Samantha Hayes. Samantha Hayes is a broadcast journalist with more...

60th Anniversary of RDA

Riding for the Disabled is celebrating 60 Years of Riding for the Disabled in New Zealand.The RDA story in...

Smurfie the Pony is helping riders to gain in confidence

I’d like to tell you a bit about Smurfie and what he does each day and each week, and...

SuperGenerous

You can get a tax refund for your donations. Introducing Supergenerous – the easy way to get your tax...

Make A Donation

We rely greatly on the generosity of people like you. Your donation helps us to provide safe and effective goal-based riding activities for children and adults with a disability.

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