Friends Of Napier RDA

Your Friendship Helps!

The cost to deliver an RDA session at Napier RDA varies according to the therapeutic needs of the rider, but is generally around $95 – $125 per session. Our riders who can afford it pay a fee of $25 per session, leaving Napier RDA to underwrite the balance.

As a Friend of Napier RDA, you choose the size and frequency of your gift. Your regular gifts help us to cover the costs not covered by fees. Philanthropic gifts of any size and frequency are greatly appreciated – a little goes a long way!

For example:

Item Cost
Keep a horse’s toes tidy – approx. cost of a hoofpick

Shout a horse a meal – approx. cost of a bale of hay

Treat a pony to a pedicure – approx. cost of a hoof trim

Provide a therapy session for a rider – approx. cost of one RDA session

Update a horse’s wardrobe – approx. cost of a new cover

Tack a horse up for therapy – approx. cost of  a Ride-On bareback pad

$    2.00

$    9.00

$  45.00




Our Wishlist

If regular giving is not for you, but you’d like to help, you may wish to make a contribution towards one of the items on our wish list.

  • Boots for our riders to borrow at RDA
  • Hard feed for our horses
  • Ride-On bareback pads and saddle pads
  • Stirrup irons and leathers, girths
  • Gumboots and wet weather gear
  • Covers for our horses
  • Electric tape and fencing standards
  • Assistance with routine vet expenses
  • Volunteers!

If you would like to purchase a particular item rather than make a donation towards it, please contact us.

Friendship Benefits

Recognition for Friends of Napier RDA includes:

  • Ongoing acknowledgement as a “Friends of Napier RDA” in our newsletters;
  • Open invitation to visit our facilities;
  • Open invitation to attend our RDA events and activities;
  • Invitation to our “Friends” and supporters events;

Napier RDA is a registered charity, so donations are tax deductible.

Sponsorship is another way of helping us. Sponsor a horse, sponsor one of our events (such as our Dressage Day), or sponsor our Volunteer Week activities. If you’re a business, you may like naming rights for your sponsored horse! We are open to negotiation to suit your marketing requirements. Let us know if sponsorship interests you!

For more information, or to discuss becoming a friend of Napier RDA, please contact:

Dionne Best – Group Coordinator/Head Coach


Kirsty O’Hanlon – Group Administrator/Assistant Coach

06 834 0556

021 133 5516

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For only $5 per year you can become a member of Napier RDA.

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