Your donation will help provide life changing opportunities for disabled riders through therapy based horse riding activities.
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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What a year we have had managing our horses and expenses along with lockdowns and Covid -19. We have come through strongly and continue to offer therapy riding to over 55 riders per week during the school terms. A riding session is greatly subsidised so we rely on grants, donations and fundraising to bridge the actual cost for every rider. It is through the support and generosity of individuals such as yourself that we are able to continue to strengthen our programs and reach more disabled people in our community.
Thank you again for your past donation & choosing to support Totara Park Riding for the Disabled. From all our team we wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year.
Thanks so much - RDA really appreciate your support.
Thank you. Your donation is most appreciated.
Thank you so much Wilma for your kind donation.
Thank you so much Brian. On behalf of our volunteers and ponies please accept our grateful thanks for your very generous donation.
Thank you Lara - your donation is gratefully received.