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

PresidentCliff Dawson
Vice PresidentElizabeth Roberts
TreasurerMegan Sharplin
Pony Committee RepMary Bradley
Grants & FundingDi Knight
Health & Safety Cilla Bell/Jill Groenestein
Privacy Officer & CVVPJill Groenestein
NZRDA Rep Cilla Bell
Volunteer CoordinatorMegan Crenfeldt
TPEC RepsCilla Bell / Anne Chamberlin
Coaches RepAnne Chamberlin
PR / Sponsorship / DonationsLinley Talbot

Cliff is a seasoned long serving volunteer whose guidance and expertise is highly valued by everyone here at Totara Park. Now into his second year as President he has served on the Committee for many years. He has a wealth of knowledge gained in horse leading, side walking and coaching which inspires confidence in riders, parents/caregivers and all the volunteers alike.

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 Duty Managers

Coach in Training

Juanita Benade  Enrolled July 2021 NZ Cert in Equine Skills L2
(Pre-requisite qualification for NZRDA coaching pathway)