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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

Mongol Derby 2022

We talked to Siobhan Ryan about the Mongol Derby and she told us all about it. Here is what Siobhan...

Riding for 1,000km – No Problem!

Siobhan is participating in the Mongol Derby race which starts on 23 July 2022! This race is in Mongolia and...

Rotorua Marathon 2022

The Rotorua marathon will take place on 17 September 2022. Choose from 5.5km, 10km, half marathon or full marathon.So...

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.

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