Our Horses

Bessie - sponsor Barbara Jones
Bessie - sponsor Barbara Jones

Born: 1995
Type: Crossbred mare
Height: 14.2 hh
Colour: Dark Brown

Bessie came from a trekking facility, she is very easy horse to handle and ride, and has the sweetest nature. She is mostly used in our therapy riding.

Zena - sponsor Jan & Leigh Crockford
Zena - sponsor Jan & Leigh Crockford

Born:1994
Type: Welsh cob mare
Height: 13.2 hh

Zena is a really fun pony. She is short and stocky and just loves her food.  She is forward moving but gentle and kind. She is brilliant for our riders in intensive therapy and is also perfectly behaved when riders come to do more complicated moves like four-point kneeling! Zena is on loan to us by Wally and Karen Neiderer

Brandy Snap - sponsor Bay Orchard Sprayers
Brandy Snap - sponsor Bay Orchard Sprayers

Born: 2009
Type: Crossbred Mare
Height: 14.2 hh
Colour: Strawberry Roan

Brandy came from a trekking facility. Brandy is a lovely girl with food as a key focus in her life. She is one of our youngest horses, but her easy-going nature has made her suitable for use in all our programs.

Chippie - sponsor Hillsdene Charitable Trust
Chippie - sponsor Hillsdene Charitable Trust

Born: 2011
Type: Shetland x gelding
Height: 8.2 hh
Colour : Bright Bay

Chippie has a cheeky nature and is best buds with Ruby our mini. The rustle of a paper bag that could possibly contain a carrot will have Chippie at full attention. He is used to help new riders who may be feeling challenged by meeting a horses to get to know about horses. He is used in our outreach program where we make visits to retirement and nursing homes.

He is on loan to us by Terryn Collins.

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.

He is on loan to us by Michael & Sarah Whyte 

Harbour City Honey - sponsor Harbour City Lions
Harbour City Honey - sponsor Harbour City Lions

Born: 2000
Type: Stationbred mare
Height: 15.1 hh
Colour: Light Bay

Honey had a foal before she came to RDA in 2010. She is a light bay with two white socks and is very gentle and sweet and loves being groomed and fussed over. The sound of clapping excites her tremendously – memories of her days as a successful show horse. Honey is a star RDA horse.

Isaac - sponsor Dave & Nicky Hurst
Isaac - sponsor 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. He is an exceptional pony.

We are delighted to have him as one of our team members
 

Chester - sponsor Allanah Mills
Chester - sponsor Allanah Mills

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.

Kimmy - sponsor Cheryl Adams
Kimmy - sponsor Cheryl Adams

Born: 2001
Type: Clydie x mare
Height: 16 hh
Colour: Bay

Kimmy joined the therapy team in 2016 and was a gift from long-time volunteer, Neil Flemming and his wife Kay. She has great presence and has a beautiful nature and her size is a perfect fit for our bigger riders

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. He immediately proved himself to be a valuable part of the team. He is a sweet natured boy and easy to ride off the lead.

PowerCo Betty - sponsor PowerCo
PowerCo Betty - sponsor PowerCo

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

Ruby - sponsor Hillsdene Charitable Trust
Ruby - sponsor Hillsdene Charitable Trust

Born: 2000
Type: Miniature pony mare
Height: 8 hh
Colour: Bay

Ruby is used for non riding equine therapy, like EAGALA and horsemanship skills. She is used for people who aren't confident being around bigger horses and together with her best friend in the world, Chippie she shows the RDA flag when she visits local retirement and nursing homes.

She is on loan to us by Katharine Birks.

Rawenga Santa - sponsor Rawenga Trust
Rawenga Santa - sponsor Rawenga Trust

Born: 2008
Type: Clydie x stationbred gelding
Height: 15.1 hh

Rawenga Santa is a very handsome boy. He is a very gentle chap and has a wonderful nature. Santa loves people and will always be first to come over to people who go into the paddock. He loves to be groomed and cuddled and enjoys jumping and going for rides on the beach.

Legacy Topaz - sponsor Legacy Funerals
Legacy Topaz - sponsor Legacy Funerals

Born: 2000
Type: Clydie/arab/quarter horse x mare
Height: 15 hh

Topaz is a very beautiful mare both to look at and as a ‘person’. She has a stunning flaxen mane and tail and is a kind and loving mare who is a greatly valued member of our therapy team

 

Sarge
Sarge

Born:2011
Type: Coastbred
Height: 14.1hh
Colour: Bay

Sarge is a young man who has been in training with us since June 2016. He has a lovely friendly nature, but is still quite cheeky. Hopefully Sarge will train up to become a valuable part of our team.

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