Hamilton Group Riding for the Disabled provides interaction with horses to develop increased ability, independence and self-esteem for children and adults with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges.

Our horse riding programmes assist those with a disability or other identified therapeutic need develop, increase and improve their abilities through the provision of therapeutic horse riding and horse care.

Hamilton Group Riding for the Disabled currently enables over 165 riders every week to access these benefits, through our RDA and Well-being programmes.


Therapeutic horse riding is an accessible activity which brings joy and the experience of success to hundreds of people's lives.


We highly value the ongoing support and commitment we receive from our community as we strive to continue to provide the opportunities which will enrich our riders' lives.

We thank our supporters, sponsors, volunteers and members who are helping make a difference in people’s lives.

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"Taylor has been coming to RDA since she was nearly 3 years old... It gives our daughter an opportunity to take part in an activity that she wouldn't "normally" be able to. It is also an activity which has helped her tremendously... Weekly riding sessions have helped her to build her core strength and in turn helped her to walk by herself... Everyone is very patient and understanding and goes above and beyond to help the children get the most out of the sessions."

Taylor's parents

"...I would like to take the opportunity to thank and praise you and your team for Michael's incredible journey through your programme. Learning to ride is just a side benefit to the real achievements of your school. We have noticed in Michael huge leaps in confidence, coordination, multitasking and muscle development, most of which we attribute to his riding classes..."

Michael's parents

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1340 Pukete Road


Hamilton 3288

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