Tauranga District Riding for the Disabled
The Tauranga District Riding for the Disabled have a vision that every person is supported to live their life to their full potential. They provide therapeutic horse related activities for children and adults who are challenged by physical, mental and cognitive difficulties or who have social needs and who are at-risk within our community. These equestrian therapy programmes include horse riding, horsemanship and vocational skills opportunities.
Horse riding is an activity which stimulates and exercises both mentally and physically. The Tauranga District Riding for the Disabled programmes engage people to assist growth, confidence, independence and the development of self-esteem and provides a service to more than 140 people each week.
In 2019 both Tauranga District Riding for the Disabled and Hamilton Riding for the Disabled received funding from the E Macrae and Cooney Lees Morgan Funds (Tauranga), and the M Sutherland Fund (Hamilton).