Our volunteers help our riders to shine!
Anne from Wellington RDA
For volunteers like Anne, working with RDA riders is a highly rewarding experience.
Phil from Hutt Valley RDA
Phil makes sure that the horses' welfare is looked after, the horses are well trained, and that the horses are ready when the riders arrive.
The RDA programme is one of the best therapies available, but we have big waiting lists and we need more volunteers to help more riders.
Whether you're a horsey or non-horsey type of person, there is a perfect role for you at your local RDA!
There are over 50 groups around the country, so you can choose a location that is convenient for you.
Anne is achieving her goals
In October 2015 I fell while jumping my young horse and sustained a spinal cord injury which has left me a T4/5 paraplegic.
I have been a horse rider since the age of 12. Before my accident I was a competitive rider competing mainly in Eventing. When I left the Burwood Spinal Unit in February 2016 I was determined to ride again, but unsure if it was even possible.”
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