All About Us

We work as a team with the Coach, Leader, Sidewalkers and Horse working together to support the rider to achieve their goals.

Our Committee

PresidentElizabeth Roberts
Vice PresidentCliff Dawson
TreasurerMegan Sharplin
Pony Committee RepLinley Talbot
Grants & FundingDi Knight
Health & Safety Jill Burroughs
Privacy Officer & CVVPCliff Dawson
NZRDA Rep Cilla Bell
Volunteer CoordinatorMegan Crenfeldt
TPEC RepCilla Bell
Riders RepJoanne Bishop-Sime
Coaches RepCilla Bell
PR / Sponsorship / DonationsLinley Talbot

Elizabeth has been with our group for 15+ years in various roles including Coach, Horse Manager, Secretary, TPEC Trustee and Volunteer. She comes from an administrative background and has extensive experience in business and schools, currently working in the equine retail/wholesale/saddle fitting industry with Prestige Equestrian. Elizabeth has an ongoing passion for riding, competing and breeding horses. (Elizabeth is currently training towards Level 3 Coach Certification)

Meet Our Coaching Team

The Coach plans the riding programme, organises the rally and leads the RDA session that enables the rider to achieve their goals. Our volunteers follow the direction of the coach.

Our other Duty Managers

Qualifications Level 2 – NZ Certificate in Equine

NZRDA offers face to face and online training modules for all volunteers. There is also a range of NZQA qualifications covering a range of equine, coaching and disability awareness skills needed to support our riders. Congratulations to Juanita Benade  who completed (2021/2022) and passed the NZ Cert in Equine Skills L2

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