What we do

Our riding sessions with our clients are conducted Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings (during the school terms). 

We have a dedicated group of volunteers who lead horses, sidewalk and coach the riders.  Our riders, from all areas of Hawke’s Bay, have a variety of physical, intellectual and emotional disabilities. Working with parents, caregivers, therapists and teachers we work towards short and long term goals for each individual rider. We also regularly review each individual programme. 

The Group operates with six horses and ponies and their well-being is a high priority. Without them there is no therapeutic riding. We employ three part time staff who organise the day to day running of the riding programme and care for the horses, ponies and grounds. This also requires the help of the volunteers. 

Our Committee meets regularly throughout the year under the guidance of our President. They facilitate the day to day running and long term strategic planning of the Group.  

In order to maintain the programme and improve our service, we conduct a wide range of fund raising activities. These include riding fees, hire of the arena and raffles. We receive no government funding.

Additionally, each year applications are made to charitable trusts and foundations for funding.

To find out more please feel free to get in touch

Charity Reg.No.:CC22371


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