Keep up to date with all the activities going on at North Shore RDA.
January 7, 2023
Does your new year's resolution include helping others, giving back to the community or spending more time outside?
Maybe volunteering with North Shore Riding for the Disabled is for you!! We are holding Volunteer training sessions for new and existing volunteers on the following dates:
Tuesday 31st Jan, Wednesday 1st Feb, Thursday 2nd Feb.
Training will start at 10am sharp with a shared morning tea. The day’s program will conclude around 1pm
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in attending. See our website for more details about our Group and the role our volunteers play in delivering our programmes at www.northshorerda.org
Volunteering at North Shore RDA is a great way to meet people, stay fit and make a real difference in the lives of others – if you’re interested in joining us, we would love to hear from you. Riding sessions for those with a disability are held at our facilities at 74 Aubrey Road, Stillwater each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (excluding school holidays). We need volunteers to be involved in a wide range of activities such as helping to care for RDA horses, leading horses and supporting riders during lessons, assisting with grounds, maintenance, helping out with fundraising activities, and more.
2023 Calendars are now available
December 20, 2022
Our 2023 calendars are now available. Full of beautiful photos, they are only $25 (plus $5 postage if needed) and make great gifts. If you would like one, please let Philippa in the office know or email your order to email@example.com
Bank account for payment is 12-3087-0119656-00
In memory of Bruce Westbrooke
September 30, 2022
It is with much sadness that we advise of the passing of Bruce Westbrooke.
Bruce has been a stalwart supporter of NSRDA for over 20 years. He served as a Trustee during the time when our land was acquired, the Trust set up and the barn constructed, acting as honorary lawyer during that time.
Since then, he has remained very interested in our Group and the progress we make, attending our Inc AGMs over the past few years and regularly making donations to the Trust for long-term projects. Bruce was also the long-term partner of Lynette Miller, our Treasurer, and our thoughts and condolences go out to her.
Thank you to PETStock Assist
September 1, 2022
All this month, Petstock stores across the country are raising funds for NZRDA. They are aiming to raise $25,000 from their customers and that will be match-funded by Petstock Assist to make a potential total of $50,000.
Thanks for your support Petstock! To find out more follow this link
Samantha Hayes appointed Ambassador for
NZ Riding for the Disabled
July 16, 2022
NZ Riding for the Disabled is extremely pleased to announce our new Ambassador, Samantha Hayes.
Samantha has been a big supporter of NZRDA over the years, with NZRDA being her charity of choice on her winning season of Dancing with the Stars 2018. We're looking forward to working alongside Samantha to continue to reach more riders and change more lives.
Celebrating 60 years of Service
NZ Riding for the Disabled
July 4, 2022
NZ Riding for the Disabled marks its 60th anniversary of service to NZ communities this year. At our national Conference in Wellington, this was celebrated by a special video address from HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, patron of NZ Riding for the Disabled. Presentation of awards was by Kiwi Paralympic double Gold Medallist Liam Malone and well-known local 3News Anchor Samantha Hayes.
Whangaparaoa Lions club donation
June 27, 2022
We are very thankful to have received a donation from the Whangaparaoa Lions Club, as sadly they wind up their club.
The club has been a long time supporter of North Shore RDA and we are immensely grateful for their support.
To show our appreciation, we hosted a number of the club’s members for morning tea and a tour of our facilities.
Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu/National Volunteer week
June 19, 2022
National Volunteer Week runs from 19-25 June 2022 and honours the collective energies and mana of all our volunteers in Aotearoa New Zealand.
More than one million people across the country volunteer for an organisation, contributing $4 billion to the economy.
At North Shore RDA we are celebrating our volunteers all week with special morning teas to thank them for all their efforts!
Are You Our New Horse Manager?
February 6, 2022
Rocky is Number one!
September 6, 2020
After a nationwide hunt for New Zealand's coolest RDA horses, our very own Rocky won the national title, ready for the 2021 NZRDA Calendar. Keep your eyes open for our own North Shore 2021 Calendar, coming soon!
June 11, 2020
We are able to open again and welcome our riders back to re-make their friendships with their favourite horse and enjoy their riding once again. A big ‘Thank You!’ goes to Charlie, our Horse Manager, Miranda, our Coach, and all our wonderful volunteers who have helped maintain the health of our horses during the phases of lockdown and then worked tirelessly to get them fit again after weeks in the paddocks.
April 8, 2020
A lovely article published in our local East Coast Bays community magazine, Shorelines.
A shout out to our staff and volunteers who make this possible.
March 20, 2020
We are sad to announce that, due to COVID-19 we have made the decision to cease riding until further notice. Our overriding concern is one of safety for both our riders and our wonderful group of volunteers.
Santa on the Trot
December 17, 2019
Great coverage of our year end Christmas event from Local Matters
Thank You BNZ
November 10, 2019
A big Shout Out and Thanks go to the team from BNZ Partners North Shore, based in Constellation Drive, who came and helped us out with a Working Bee just recently.
Thank You InterMed
July 26, 2019
We have been very fortunate, to be awarded a $5,000 donation by local company InterMed, as part of their new initiative 'InterMed Giving Back'. Nominated by one of our great volunteers, Carol Cronje (who also works at InterMed), we became their first recipient.
February 16, 2019
Meet Charlie, our horse manager. She is responsible for looking after our herd - from feeding, grooming, general healthcare to training and riding. She’s our go-to-girl for anything horsey.
Congratulations to our Hero
June 28, 2018
Our very own Annette Wilson won $10,000 Westfield Local Heroes grant. RDA will use the grant to buy a horse for the group, which Annette says is significant. “We will be able to source a horse with the perfect size, age, health and temperament to join our current herd.”
June 19, 2018
What a great Volunteer Awareness Week we're having at North Shore RDA! Our wonderful Graham Sandy received a Volunteers Award last evening from Hibiscus and Bays Local Board. Well done, Graham - and big thanks to all our great volunteers!