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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

2022 NZRDA Calendar

Winners for the NZRDA Calendar 2022 So many lovely photos! Here are the winners who will feature in the NZRDA...

Volunteer for RDA

Have you heard the radio ads?You can register your interest in volunteering by filling in this form. Thank you for your...

Rotorua Marathon 2022

The Rotorua marathon will take place on 7 May 2022. Choose from 5.5km, 10km, half marathon or full marathon.So...

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

One of our riders wanted to talk about their riding.Ka mau te wehi! How awesome!Hear what they have to...

Latest News

SuperGenerous

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

Support Archie to move more easily

Archie claps and dances if you mention RDA - Donate now to help riders like Archie When he gets to...

HorseCare NZ

HorseCare NZ is supporting Riding for the Disabled in New Zealand by donating a portion of their sales to...

MediaWorks

NZRDA is delighted to announce that we have been chosen as a National Charity Partner for MediaWorks Foundation for...

Watch riders like Tekoha thrive!

Tekoha is a beautiful child, with a disability that makes everyday life more tricky.He came to RDA because he...

Bradley goes riding by the river

Meet Bradley. Bradley particularly seems to enjoy going out for rides. Around the racecourse, or down to the river, with...

Radio Interview

Want to know more about RDA? Our Chief Executive was interviewed by Jesse Mulligan on Radio New Zealand. You...

Niu is becoming braver

“There’s something magical about a horse. He has developed a warmer relationship with people. You can see the love for...

The fortune teller can answer your questions about volunteering!

If you would like your very own fortune teller, you can download one here for free.Have fun!If you would like to...

Anne is achieving her goals

“My name is Anne. I am an adult rider with one of the local RDA groups.In October 2015 I...

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.

NZRDA Groups