Totara Park Riding for the Disabled

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Your donation will help in the care of our 9 horses and assist in providing therapy riding at a low cost to our local riders.

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  Auckland In Need Rehabilitation Disability

We are one of the 54 Riding for the Disabled Groups in New Zealand, based at Totara Park, Manukau.

We provide interaction with horses to develop increased ability, independence and self worth for children and adults with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges.

Our greatest expense is our horses - our main assets! Without them there would be no riding therapy for people with disabilities in our community. The horses must be fit , healthy and happy all the time. We are a non profit organisation receiving no government funding and rely entirely on the generosity of the public for support. Our rider fees are kept minimal and do not cover our running costs so many volunteer hours are spent fundraising and sourcing corporate funding.

More about us

Totara Park RDA [TPRDA] formerly Whitford RDA was established in 1977 & is affiliated to NZ Riding for the Disabled. Riding for the Disabled provides therapeutic interaction with horses for people with disabilities. Totara Park RDA is self funded.

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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 16 Jun 2019



  • Mel Gallagher

    Mel Gallagher on 16 Jun 2019


    Love the work RDA Totara Park do, wonderful people doing awesome things, thank you


  • Rena

    Rena on 15 Jun 2019


    U guys do an awesome job


  • Michael

    Michael on 28 Jun 2018


    In loving memory and dedication to Carole, whose husband John is very dear to me.


  • Noeline Berkett

    Noeline Berkett on 13 Jun 2018


    In memory of my lifelong friend, who rode ponies with me 60+ years ago, Carole Sanders, Totara Park RDA


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