Learning Opportunities

We provide a wide range of learning opportunities, both in group and through NZ Riding for the Disabled.

These include:

  • Online Induction Modules / Online New Volunteer Welcome
  • Webinars on specific topics
  • Online forums for Coaches and Committee members
  • Regional Training Days


New Volunteer Welcome

Once you have signed up become a volunteer, you can follow the New Volunteer Welcome journey on your phone, laptop, or tablet.

Learning Pathway

You can download the learning pathway here. (Gated Download).


You may wish to become a Coach. You can gain qualifications as an Assistant RDA Coach or an RDA Coach.

Committee and other roles

You may wish to serve on the committee, to carry out maintenance, to help with fundraising, or to do horse care.

SCL Team – Support, certification and learning Team

The NZRDA National Office provides training and support for our network of RDA Groups.  The Manager – Operations, Manager – Programmes and the SCL Team oversee all training.  We offer a comprehensive programme of standards, learning, certification and support to ensure a consistent level of service is provided along with the highest level of health and safety.

The team compromises both paid staff and volunteers reporting to the Manager – Operations and Manager – Programmes jointly. Their responsibilities include:

  • Operational Certificate Reviews
  • Coach training
  • Therapy support
  • Volunteer training
  • Governance and general training and support

To find out more about the training we offer, check out the qualifications page or email qualifications@rda.org.nz