Published on: 2017-04-28

Spotlight on Fine Homes Tour benefactors - Riding For The Disabled Association

Spotlight on Fine Homes Tour benefactors - Riding For The Disabled Association

As key sponsors of the Fine Homes Tour, Lodge Real Estate takes great pleasure in being able to contribute to Hamilton charities. One of the organisations to benefit from the 2017 tour is the Riding For The Disabled Association.

There are currently 55 RDA groups across New Zealand, providing their amazing service to over 3000 keen riders every year. This is a huge commitment from volunteers and staff to help those with disabilities to enjoy therapeutic horse riding.

The core purpose of the programme is to provide interaction with horses, developing increased ability, independence and self-worth for children and adults with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges.

As well as being a fun learning experience, horse riding has huge mental advantages by boosting confidence, providing a sense of accomplishment when completing new challenges and allowing the rider to form a special relationship with their faithful horse or pony.

The Fine Homes Tour of 2015 saw over $90,000 raised. This year we hope to contribute to raising even more funds which go towards making Hamilton a better place.   

To learn more about the Riding For The Disabled Association visit http://www.rda.org.nz/index.html