Welcome to Totara Park Riding for the Disabled
COVID LOCKDOWN: As per the government announcement our RDA Group must remain closed and riding has ceased until further notice.
We will continue to monitor and respond to emails however are not able to respond to messages left on the club room phone. If you have any queries please email or contact Cliff Dawson (President). We will do our best to help. See contact details below.
Help us keep safe. Scan in/ sign in with arrival and leaving times. Do use the hand sanitiser, soap, paper towel dispenser in the Clubrooms. Please stay home if unwell.
Who are we?
Totara Park RDA [TPRDA] is affiliated to New Zealand Riding for the Disabled (NZRDA) which is a charitable organisation responsible for over 50 RDA groups around the country.
An Operational Certificate is required in order to be affiliated to NZRDA. This requires us to comply with mandatory and required standards set by NZRDA. These standards are constantly under review and are updated to come in line with the latest Health and Safety Act, the Vulnerable Persons Act and the Animal Welfare Act.
Training of volunteers, coaches and therapists is provided by NZRDA qualified trainers to ensure that all volunteers have the knowledge and skills to provide programmes that are safe and meet the needs of riders and horses.
Provide interaction with horses to develop increased ability, independence and self worth for children and adults with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges.
Deliver safe and effective programmes to benefit more riders with a variety of needs in line with our Core Purpose.
Safety Teamwork Respect Quality Enjoyment
The Group provides therapeutic programmes and horse riding activities to facilitate the training and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities whose physical and mental health is likely to benefit from such participation.
Clubrooms Phone: 09 262 0426
Mon, Tues or Thurs: session times listed below during school terms – at other times email is the best contact. Answer phone message service available.
President: Cliff Dawson
Phone: 09 530 9490
Visit us at:
Totara Park Equestrian Centre, 251 Redoubt Road, Manukau, AKL 2016
During school terms and weather permitting
Thur 9:30am-1:30 pm
Totara Park Riding for the Disabled, PO Box 39191, Howick, AKL 2145