Raz is a real character and super fun to have around. He previously did farm hacking and joined our team in 2017 where he has fitted in perfectly. He was purchased for us by the fantastic team at Farmer Auto Village.
Type: Clyde x TB
Rascal is very popular. Known for his sweet and kind nature with amazing patience. He is on loan to us by Kathleen Sutton who previously enjoyed hacking and hunting on Rascal.
Type: Stationbred x Clyde
Kai is a big lovely gentle boy who fitted in quickly. He previously was a pony club mount before joining us in 2019. He has made good friends with Guy who is another of our therapy horses.
Colour: Dark Brown
Guy previously was a showjumper and occasionally he likes to remind us of his skills by jumping out of his paddock. He loves his paddock mate Kai and his breakfast, as long as he has both he tends to stay in his paddock. Guy is on loan to us by Fleur Butler.
Type: Mixed breed
Flynn is a handsome boy who joined the team in 2019. He is on loan to us by Val Baker. Flynn spent his life trekking before joining us and he has fitted into the programme without a fuss.
Type: Mixed Breed
Blue enjoyed life as a trekker before heading to the RDA to become a valued member of the team. Shes a laid back cruisey girl who loves her paddock mate Scooby.
Type: New Forest Pony
Type: Welsh x Appy
Flicka is an ex showjumper, she used to do 1.3m rounds. She is a lovely mare who likes her routine. She is however a houdini who goes over/under any tapes put up in her paddock. She also attempts to escape from her yard on occasions.
Born: 15yrs old
Height: 14.1 hh
Merlin is our latest edition to the Tauranga RDA horses! Currently finishing up his training before he joins us in the arena, Merlin is already proving himself to be a lovely genuine horse that is going to be a sure fire hit with our riders.
Type: Stationbred gelding
Height: 15.2 hh
Cracker is a lovely boy from a station in the Wairarapa. He is a trained stock horse and in his past job has even pulled cows out of bogs with his tail. He is a beautiful chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail and a great favourite with our young volunteers. Cracker is on loan to us by Michael & Sarah Whyte.
Type: Gisborne stationbred gelding
Height: 13.3 hh
Colour: Bay with two white stockings and two white socks
Isaac is a kind natured unflappable fellow who loves people and loves to do his job. He has always been treated kindly by his past owners and is very friendly but not at all pushy. Isaac is an exceptional pony. We are delighted to have him as one of our team members.
Type: Crossbred Gelding
Chester joined the Rda in November 2016. He came off a staion where he has been his entire life.
Type: Stationbred pony
Height: 13.2 hh
Mt Rotary Scooby is very handsome and quite a cheeky little fellow. He loves his hay and is not above trying to get more than his fair share by stealing from the horse in the stall next door to him. Mt Rotary Scooby is a great little therapy horse and much loved by the children who ride him. He was generously purchased for us by The Rotary Club of Mt Maunganui and they now sponsor him.
Scotty started his career as a racehorse after his retirement he went on to become a trekking horse. He joined the Tauranga RDA team October 2016 and immediately proved himself to be a valuable part of the team. Scotty is a sweet natured boy and easy to ride off the lead.
Type: Appoloosa mare
Height: 15 hh
Colour: Roan base with spots
Betty who has been with RDA since 2010. She has been very well trained both in western riding and English riding. Betty has been named after Betty Blundell who started up Tauranga RDA in 1975.
Type: Clydie x stationbred gelding
Height: 15.1 hh
Santa is a very handsome boy. He is a very gentle chap and has a wonderful nature. He loves people and will always be first to come over to people who go into the paddock. Santa loves to be groomed and cuddled and enjoys jumping and going for rides on the beach.