Thank you to our volunteers!
New Zealand Riding for the Disabled would like to say a very big Thank You to all of our volunteers.
Our volunteers are amazing. They are dedicated and knowledgeable. Thoughtful and giving.
Sometimes things get tough for volunteers – and we want to be able to offer support when requested.
So we thought we would share a proverb that you can keep in mind when it’s not so easy.
- Pena ka haere tonu, a te wā ka taea, ka mau. You will get there if you just keep going.
Tēnā rawa atu koutou!
Thank you very much all of you!
Bradley goes riding by the river
Watch riders like Tekoha thrive!
He came to RDA because he was having difficulty with balance and
Five years later, he is playing basketball at school. The physical therapy and confidence he gained through horse riding has changed his life.
Niu is becoming braver
Jack gets a lot out of riding
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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