Para Equestrian

Equestrian is a multi disability sport, open to athletes with a physical disability or visual impairment.

Competitors are judged on their display of horsemanship skills as they ride their horse using a series of commands for walk, trot and canter.

National Classification:
In order to take part in Para Equestrian Dressage, riders need to be classified according to their functional ability.  After the assessment riders are issued with a profile and grade to ensure they are competing against those with similar disabilities.  In New Zealand classification is performed by the National Classifier, Vicky Melville.
ESNZ ID CARD look at a sample ID card here

For more information visit NZ Equestrian Website

RIDING FOR THE DISABLED - Tauranga

Tauranga Riding for the Disabled provides equestrian therapy programmes and equine interaction programmes for people from the Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty regions who are challenged by disability or who are at-risk. The programmes are designed to develop and nurture confidence, independence, and well-being and provide life skills.

The goal is to assist clients achieve their goals and enable them to participate more fully as members of their community.

Tauranga RDA provides equestrian therapy programmes for people from our community challenged by disability or who are-at-risk.

Programmes are designed to develop and nurture confidence, independence and well-being and provide life skills through professionally supervised therapeutic horse riding, horse care and interaction with horses.

The goal is to assist clients achieve their goals and enable them to participate more fully as members of their community.

Where and When?

Tauranga Riding for the Disabled
44 Ngapeke Road, RD5, Tauranga 3175
Tauranga-RDA-Equestrian Facebook

Who to contact

Vicky Melville
vicky.melville@outlook.co.nz
03 5433628
Tauranga Riding for the Disabled
info@taurangarda.co.nz
+64 7 544 1899