Term Dates for 2019 are as follows:

Term 1         Monday 11th February          to          Wednesday 10th April

Term 2         Monday 29th April          to          Wednesday 3rd July

Term 3         Monday 22th July              to          Wednesday 25th September

Term 4         Monday 14th October        to          Monday 2nd December (tbc)

Application to Ride Forms

In order to be placed on our waitlist (which is currently around one year long), please download and complete the following form.

D05 Rider Referral

All potential riders need to be signed off by a medical professional (usually your family GP, pediatrician, occupational therapist or similar).

You can send the completed form to us via post or email (PO Box 448, Silverdale 0944 or info@northshorerda.org). We will confirm the arrival of your form via phone or email.

Donation Costs

Our current donation costs are $100 per term, $200 for two terms, $300 for three terms and $400 for a year. The costs will be discussed with you when commence riding.

Rider Stories


13 year old Imogen was born with Global Developmental Delay and other intellectual disabilities which impacted her ability to focus, interpret situations and socialise with others.

To complement Imogen’s existing therapies – which included speech therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and swimming – Imogen joined the riding programme at North Shore RDA at the start of 2013. She quickly bonded with her RDA horse Herc.

Imogen’s mother Nicola says that the change was dramatic and noticed by friends, family and the school.

“My daughter Imogen has finally found something she adores. It has changed her whole persona from a little girl with no confidence and huge frustration to a happy and more focused child.

Time sequencing is a big problem for Imogen and this gave her something to look forward to and helped with learning the days of the week, morning/afternoon, school holidays and more.

It was obvious that horse riding has made her happy and there was an instant change in her wellbeing. She is making friends, remembering names and gaining independence – thanks to North Shore RDA.”