Our Horses

Raz - sponsor the Tauranga Rotary
Raz - sponsor the Tauranga Rotary

Born: 2001
Type: Stationbred
Height: 14.3hh
Colour: Bay

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.

 

Ciera - Sponsored by the Wilde Family Trust
Ciera - Sponsored by the Wilde Family Trust

Born: 1995
Type: Stationbred
Height: 13.1hh
Colour: Bay

 
Ciera has in the past been a pony club mount and done lots of hacking. She is a beautiful mare, with unique blue eyes. She paddocks with her best mate Flicka. She has recently rejoined our RDA.
Rascal - sponsors Pam Williams and Glenn Ferrow
Rascal - sponsors Pam Williams and Glenn Ferrow

Born: 2002
Type: Clyde x TB
Height: 16.1hh
Colour: Bay

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.  

Kai - sponsor Tauranga City Lions
Kai - sponsor Tauranga City Lions

Born: 2005
Type: Stationbred x Clyde
Height: 15.2hh
Colour: Chestnut

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.

Guy - sponsor Cheryl Adams
Guy - sponsor Cheryl Adams

Born: 1997
Type: Connemara
Height: 14.2hh
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.

Flynn - sponsor Glenn Ferrow
Flynn - sponsor Glenn Ferrow

Born: 2002
Type: Mixed breed
Height: 15.2hh
Colour: Roan

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.

Blue - sponsor Bay Podiatry
Blue - sponsor Bay Podiatry

Born: 2003
Type: Mixed Breed
Height: 13.3hh
Colour: Grey

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.

Henry Bay Orchard Sprayers
Henry Bay Orchard Sprayers

Born: 2006
Type: New Forest Pony
Height: 13.2hh
Colour: Bay

 
Henry belongs to our coach Helen who has kindly loaned him to RDA. He is used in all of our RDA programmes, because he is so versatile. He has previously been a PC pony. He is in an all boys paddock due to his friendliness with the mares.
 
Flicka sponsor - Marge Basset
Flicka sponsor - Marge Basset

Born: 1997
Type: Welsh x Appy
Height: 13hh
Colour: Grey

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. 

Elsa Hillsdene Charitable Trust
Elsa Hillsdene Charitable Trust

Born: 2010
Type: Mini
Height: Little
Colour: Grey

 
Elsa is a ball of fluff, and is quite sweet. She is paddocked with her mate Anna. 
Anna Hillsdene Charitable Trust
Anna Hillsdene Charitable Trust

Born: 2013
Type: Mini
Height: Little
Colour: Palomino

 
Anna is Elsa's best friend. Anna comes with a little bit of attitude, Anna is Elsa's personal body guard. Their favourite thing is hay.....they are on a diet.   
Merlin - sponsors Jan & Leigh Crockford
Merlin - sponsors Jan & Leigh Crockford

Born: 15yrs old
Type:
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.

Cracker - sponsor Paul Adams
Cracker - sponsor Paul Adams

Born: 2001
Type: Stationbred gelding
Height: 15.2 hh
Colour: Chestnut

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.

Isaac - sponsors Dave & Nicky Hurst
Isaac - sponsors Dave & Nicky Hurst

Born: 2000
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.

Chester - sponsor Wharepaina Trust
Chester - sponsor Wharepaina Trust

Born: 2000
Type: Crossbred Gelding
Height: 15.2hh
Colour: Appaloosa

Chester joined the Rda in November 2016. He came off a staion where he has been his entire life.

Mt Rotary Scooby - sponsor Rotary Club of Mount Maunganui
Mt Rotary Scooby - sponsor Rotary Club of Mount Maunganui

Born: 2000
Type: Stationbred pony
Height: 13.2 hh
Colour: Chestnut

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.

Turbo Scotty - sponsor The Adams Family
Turbo Scotty - sponsor The Adams Family

Born: 2004
Type: Thoroughbred
Height: 15.3hh
Colour: Chestnut

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.

Betty - sponsor The Alderman Trust
Betty - sponsor The Alderman Trust

Born: 2004
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.

Santa - sponsor Mark and Louise Cairns
Santa - sponsor Mark and Louise Cairns

Born: 2008
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.

Come along for the ride! Give us a call on
07 544 1899

Like our page on Facebook