New Plymouth Riding for the Disabled

Reach more riders, change more lives

New Plymouth RDA is a voluntary, non-profit organisation providing goal-based riding activities that increase the ability, independence and confidence of people with physical, intellectual, emotional, and social challenges.

To the human body, riding a horse simulates the act of walking. The rhythmic manner in which the horse moves stimulates the riders body and can improve flexibility, balance, and muscle strength. For others the relationship formed between the rider and the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience, and self-esteem.

We rely on the generosity of our community as we get no government funding. Donations help us provide safe and effective goal-based riding activities for people with disabilities.