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We wouldn’t be able to do this without our hard-working horses who have been carefully chosen for the programmes we offer.

Who would you like to learn more about? 

 

Booms

Liver chestnut mare
Height: 14.3hh
Born: 2004
Joined WRDA: November 2013

Prior to joining RDA, Booms was used for pig hunting, and in her time here has become an incredibly reliable therapy horse who works in all our three core programmes, as well as having learned specific skills with her able-bodied rider to make her the ideal mount for our para riders to ride independently at walk and trot. In 2017 she won the NZRDA Horse of the Year, a title she very much deserved.

 

Flight

Dark bay gelding
Height: 16.1hh
Born: 2000
Joined WRDA: April 2022

Flight came from Auckland where he had been a competitive sport horse for most of his life, focusing on eventing and dressage, as well as lots of hacking. He joined us as a schoolmaster and shortly after arriving joined our Sport and Recreation programme where he works with the more independent riders, and he’s an absolutely rockstar, excelling in this area.

 

Hamish

Dark bay gelding
Height: 14.3hh
Born: 2003
Joined WRDA: April 2012

Hamish is our longest serving therapy horse. He’s a real gentleman, respected in the paddock, very reliable, and excels in all three of our core programmes, plus our EAGALA and Unmounted programmes. He loves getting out and about to explore Battle Hill, and we’re hoping to have many more years with him.

Jaffa

Bay mare
Height: 14.1hh
Born: 2000
Joined WRDA: July 2019

Jaffa is our “old lady,” but can certainly move when she wants to. She used to be a top pony at Auckland Central RDA, and now we are lucky enough to have her here at Wellington Group. She’s a great pony for our Sport & Recreation riders and is a bit of an independent girl in the paddock who likes her space.

 

Marley

Black mare
Height: 14.2hh
Born: 2015
Joined WRDA: March 2022

Marley came from Putāruru and settled in almost immediately to the RDA life. She is confident and brave with all arena resources and is a superstar in all the core RDA programmes.

Moana

Dark bay mare
Height: 15hh
Born: 2016
Joined WRDA: March 2021

Moana came from Palmerston North as a rapidly growing 4-year-old. She had been started and done farm hacking. We took it slow with Moana’s early training due to the fact she was still growing. Now that she has filled out and grown, she is in all three core RDA programmes, and has proven herself to be brave, kind, and really enjoying her RDA work.

 

Moby

Liver chestnut gelding
Height: 14.2hh
Born: 2004
Joined WRDA: April 2019

Moby also joined us from Auckland Central RDA where he was a paddock mate of Jaffa’s. He was our “golden ticket” who had several other RDAs interested in him. He’s a real delight, excellent in all three core programmes plus our EAGALA and unmounted sessions. He’s popular in the herd and he’s loving WRDA as much as we’re loving him.

 

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Tonka

Black gelding
Height: 14hh
Born: 2009
Joined WRDA: March 2015

Tonka is our teddy bear pony, in looks and personality, which makes him a hit with all his riders. He’s always looking for fun and he has a big character. He’s the apple of our head coach Claire’s eye! Tonka works well in our Education and Therapy programmes, as well as the Unmounted programme.

 
 
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