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Taupo RFD Sponsorship Programme


Taupo RFD is all about providing goal-based riding activities that increase the ability, strength and confidence of people with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges.

Riding is of benefit to children and adults with a wide range of special needs, including but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, CVA (stroke), Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability, Hearing and Visual Impairments, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida and Spinal Cord Injury (Para/Quadriplegia).

How RFD helps

Horse riding is an enjoyable form of healthy, outdoor exercise and an exciting, challenging and motivating activity. There are also significant therapeutic benefits for the rider. For example, the warmth and three-dimensional movement of the horse is transmitted through the rider’s body, gradually making the rider more relaxed and supple, reducing spasms and improving their balance, posture and co-ordination. Our RFD sessions are designed to enhance and improve physical, psychological and social abilities as well as provide recreational and educational opportunities.


Each rider pays a smallcontribution to their RDA therapy. But there's no way they can ever afford to cover the full cost of providing such specialist care. 

Your sponsorship provides a person with a disability with their own expert support team. A trained qualified team of RFD coaches, volunteers and of course our amazing RFD horses. Specifically trained to assist and care for each rider, and to keep them safe and sound on the horses used for these sessions.

Thank you.

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