Our Sponsors

Thank you for your support of Tauranga Riding for the Disabled. Because of the generosity of people from the community we are able to make a positive and life-changing difference to people with disabilities or who are at-risk.

Harbour City Lions Lions Logo

Harbour City Lions purchased our horse Honey for us in 2010 and have sponsored her every year since.


Lions with Honey

Pictured here are members of Harbour City Lions Club with Harbour City Honey

Rotary Logo

The Rotary Club of Mt Maunganui

We were absolutely delighted when The Rotary Club of Mt Maunganui offered to purchase a horse for us. We found a wonderful pony called “Scooby” and after a few weeks trial decided he would make an excellent therapy pony.

We were thrilled when they also offered to sponsor Scooby who is now called “Mount Rotary Scooby”
RDA Tauranga thank The Rotary Club of Mt Maunganui for their generous support – it will make a great difference to a lot of people who are challenged by disability.

Rotary with Scooby

Pub Charity logoPub Charity

Pub Charity have been a consistent supporter of RDA Tauranga and their support has made a great difference to the level of programming we are able to offer those who need it within our community.

We thank the trustees of Pub Charity most sincerely for their support. The funds granted go towards the costs associated with providing equestrian therapy sessions.


Pub Charity

The McLeods

We were absolutely delighted when the Mcleods offered to purchase a horse for us. Here they are with Topaz shortly after they purchased her for us. 

The McLeods



Legacy Funerals LogoLegacy Funerals & Legacy Trust

Topaz is sponsored by Legacy Funerals & Legacy Trust and she is now called Legacy Topaz. Legacy Funerals & Legacy Trust also the sponsor of our Miniature Pony Community Outreach Programme which takes our two mini ponies, Ruby and Chippie out to visit residents at retirement and nursing homes. Legacy Funerals through Legacy Trust have supported us consistently over the years and we thank them most sincerely.

Legacy Funderals with Topaz

pictured Darin Friis, Legacy Topaz & Mike Savage from Legacy Funerals.


Ballance LogoBallance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance supported the Indoor Arena project and they donate fertiliser for all of our paddocks. The reason our paddocks look so healthy is a direct result of their ongoing sponsorship which is greatly appreciated. Their support enables us not only to run 16 horses on 15 acres but also enables us to make sufficient hay and haylege to contribute in a significant way to our winter feeding requirements.


Pictured Terry Harding with Choice and Kat Macmillian beside our hayledge paddock


Bay Orchard Sprayers

Chris and Dianne O'Dwyer from Bay Orchard Sprayers in Te Puke sponsor our horse Brandy Snap.
Chris and Dianne have given us significant support over many years and have been sponsoring an RDA horse since 2008.

Bay Orchard Sprayers

They are featured in this photo with Pale Moon who was the very first RDA horse the O'Dwyers sponsored. 

PowerCo LogoPowerco

Powerco have been sponsoring an RDA horse since 2010. They are currently sponsors of Powerco Betty.  Powerco was also a major sponsor of the Indoor Arena arena. Their support has been a tremendous asset to our organization and we thank them most sincerely.  

PowerCo Betty

Powerco Betty


Rawenga Charitable Trust

Santa is sponsored by Rawenga Charitable Trust. In recognition of the sponsorship we have ‘extended’ Santa's name and he is now called ‘Rawenga Santa’.

The Trustees of Rawenga Charitable Trust have had an association with RDA for many years and we thank them sincerely for their ongoing sponsorship.

Rawenga Trust Santa

Rawenga Santa

Barbara Jones and Pam Williams

Barbara Jones volunteered for us for many years until she moved to Bethlehem in 2015. She also used to regularly run sale stalls at various community weekend sale sites earning for us significant income. Barb sponsors our lovely mare Bessie. 

Pam Williams has come on board to half sponsor Bessie. Pam is currently a volunteer at the RDA and we are ever appreciative of her cheerful and enthusiastic demeanor.

Barbara Jones Bessie

Tauranga Police CIB Auction

Tauranga Police CIB charity auction luncheon and auction in October 2009 raised $75,000 for Tauranga RDA Arena Charitable Trust. This was the first major gift and set us on the road to achieving our dream of an indoor arena.

In 2011, $100,000 of the money raised at that year’s auction was put towards the completion of the Indoor Arena

Tauranga Police CIB Sarge

Seales Winslow LogoSeales Winslow

Thanks to Seales Winslow’s wonderful Equine mineral blocks, our horses are in tip top condition year round. We thank Seales Winslow for their on-going support.

Seales Winslow with horses

The Adams Family

A very big thank you to Paul & Cheryl Adams and family for their ongoing sponsorship of three of our horses. The Adams sponsor Cracker, Kimmy and Turbo Scotty.

The Adams family, through their business operations, The Lakes and Carrus have also provided significant support to us over the years. Our driveway and parking areas are just some of the examples of the great support they have given us. 

'Beverley Beck' the Racehorse

‘Beverley Beck’ sponsors our Wash Bay

'Beverley Beck' recently had a major win at Ellerslie Races and to celebrate a photo of the winning moment is hanging in the Wash Bay. Beverley Beck is pictured here along-side our very non-race-horse looking Zena who was sponsored by Beverley Beck before he took over sponsorship of the Wash Bay.

Beverley Beck



TECT have been major sponsors of Tauranga RDA for a number of years. They were the lead donor for our Indoor Arena Project and over the years have made significant grants towards our operational costs




NZCT have been major sponsors of our organization over the years. Most recently they contributed to the purchase of a new horse float which has enabled us to enhance our Junior Volunteer Development Programme and to operate our Miniature Pony Community Outreach Programme that takes our miniature ponies out to visit retirement and nursing homes in the district.


The Lion Foundation Logo

The Lion Foundation

For many years The Lion Foundation has provided significant support to our organization. They provided funds for the upgrade of our outdoor arena and for the upgrade of our hay storage facilities as well as contributed to the purchase of a horse float


Zariba LogoZariba Holdings 

Zariba purchased for us our spectacular saddle blankets and most recently have become sponsors of our Newsletter. The principals of Zariba are also involved in our Foundation and in the sponsorship of our two miniature ponies, Ruby & Chippie, through Hillsdene Charitable Trust.


Lottery LogoLottery

Lottery have provided major support for the operational costs of our organization providing us with multi-year grants


COGS have for a number of years provided support for the costs associated with the salaries of our coaches

Bay Trust

Bay Trust have supported our organization for many years with building projects including the Indoor Arena and most recently with major support for our operational costs.


Weallens Logo


Wealleans together with Ballance have made a significant difference to the health and productivity of our paddocks. Their support has been ongoing for a number of years through the donation of their trucks and time to spread the fertilizer over the RDA farm.


Grass Roots LogoGrassroots Trust

Grassroots Trust support us with salaries and currently are covering the salary of our stable hand.


Program & Operational Benefactors & Sponsors

A Racehorse called Beverley Beck Acorn Foundation Alison Rowe & Family
Alistair & Ray Duncan Allsorts St Stephen's Op Shop Aurecon
Bay Trust BDO BNZ Partners
Bobcat Ladnscaping Brian Waldegrave Bruce Cameron
Charlotte & Warwick Mackay COGS Cooper Roberts
Craigs Investment Partners David Henderson Debbie Chadwick
Diane Knott Dorothy Bridge Eleos Home Trust
Elizabeth Murphy Farmers Auto Village Farmlands Te Puke
Fishers Quay Accounting G B Mackay Gordon Roberts Charitable Trust
Graeme & Isabel McNaughton Graeme Smith Graham & Joan Kehely
Greenwood Park Aquatic club Greerton Senior Citizens Club Greg Turner
Harvey Norman Mt Maunganui Hillsdene Charitable Trust Ian Young
Information Technology Systems Jackie Taylor Jacqueline Carter
Jane Williams Jean Stantiall Joan & Val Carr
John & Stephanie Watson John Ehrhom Joyce Bonner
Judy & David Hawkins Judy Gray June Stone
KS & A J Bowden Kerry Addison Kiwanis
KPMG Leona Smith Lorraine Knott
Lottery Grants Board Louise Barn Margaret Tankard
Margaret Townshend Marlene & Gary Ware Mary Stutter
Melvin & Viv Monk Neil & Kay Fleming Old Grumpy Gallery
Pacific Wealth Creators Pakeke Lions Pat Evans
Paul Garrett Paul Tidmarsh Peter & Diane Farmer
Peter Knott Philippa Hill Pub Charity
Purple Patch Ray & Robyn Thomas Ray Cave
Robert Monk Roger Lindsay Ross Jensen
Ross Watson Sally Martin Sharp Tudhope
Scotty & Gill Friend St George's Centre Point Steve & Sonya Hawkes
Tauranga Police Tauranga Recreational Services TECT
Te Puke Lions The Lion Foundation Tim Preston
Valerie Knott Vicki & Donald Carter W R & T G Janes
Western Bay Police Wharepaina Trust Whity Whitmore
Year 9 at Tauranga Girls College Zariba Holdings  

Horse Sponsors

Adams Family, Allanah Mills, Barbara Jones, Bay Orchard Sprayers, Bethlehem Trust, Dave & Nicky Hurst, Harbour City Lions, Hillsdene Charitable Trust, Jan & Leigh Crockford, Legacy Funerals & Legacy Trust, Pam Williams, Paul and Cheryl Adams, Powerco, Rawenga Charitable Trust, Rotary Club of Mt Maunganui, Rotary Club of Tauranga, Wharepaina Trust.

Horse Health Fund Benefactors & Sponsors

AgriSea, Allan Dawson, All Season tree care, Bodmin Charitable Trust, Bruce Neill - Equine Dentist, Kaye & Ross Niccol, Louise & Mark Cairns, Macmillan Family, Marks & Ewen Equine Vet Practice, Merial Ancare, NZCT, PGG Wrightsons, Phil Sheaff, Rob White - Farrier, Seales Winslow, Zariba Holdings.

Farm Fund Benefactors & Sponsors

Ballance Agri Nutrients, Boonies, Carrus Corporation, Cutting Edge Shelter Trimmers, Ewen Cameron, Farmlands Tauranga, Farmlands Te Puke, Fulton Hogan, George D'Emden, Henry Scott Contracting, Higgins, Neil & Kay Fleming, Ray & Robyn Thomas, Richard's Repairs, Sheaff Vehicles Limited, The Lakes, Weallean's Ground Spread.

Bequests & Memorial Gifts

The Estate of Judy Lawson; The Estate of Kenneth Walton; In Memory of Gwen Morris; In Memory of Judy Lawson; In Memory of Ren Watson; Pat Smith in Memory of Jay, In memory of Bernie Rowe, In memory of Ian Knott.

Sponsors & Benefactors of the Indoor Arena Project

Alto Project Management Ltd; Colin Arein; Rusty Armstrong Fencing; Ballance Agri-Nutrients Limited; Barracuda; Bay Trust; Belvedere Construction Limited; Bethlehem Charitable Trust; Stuart Browne Electrical; Bunnings; Bruce & Gill Cameron; Chesters Plumbing & Rheem; Lloyd & Cath Christie; Contract Flooring Installation (2002) Ltd; Craigs Investment Partners; Guy Cross Family Trust; Crowther & Company; Iris Dodkins; J. Dromgool Painters; EcoTec; Farmer Motor Group Limited; First Sovereign Trust; Gammans; Harrison Grierson Consultants Limited; Heirloom Kitchens; Higgins Contractors; Hillsdene Charitable Trust; Holdaway Fund; Nicky & Dave Hurst; Kaastan Trust; Kruishorst Trust No 2; Landscape Design Company; Letts Buildings; The Lion Foundation; Mount Maunganui Lions Club; Lloyd Morgan Lions Clubs’ Charitable Trust; Lions Club of Tauranga Pakeke Inc; Lumlery Insurance limited; PowerCo; Pub Charity; Gordon Roberts Charitable Trust; Switch Electrical; Tauranga Charitable Trust; Tauranga City Council; Tauranga Hardware & Plumbing; Tauranga ITM; Tauranga Police CIB Charitable trust; Tauranga Plasters; TECT - Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust; Telfer Young; Tenix Alliance limited; Paul Tidmarsh; Vision Charities; Terry Walsh Interiors; Western Bay of Plenty District Council; Young Read Woudberg Limited; Tony Wellington; Wharepaina Trust; John Zwiers.

The Trustees of the Tauranga RDA Arena Charitable Trust

Frank Vosper, Clive Gardner, Tom Roper, Tony Mills, Peter Farmer, Aaron Collier, Debbie Read, Helen Stone & Katharine Birks.


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