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Information on the Timaru RDA Sponsor Pack.

Information on the Timaru RDA Sponsor Pack.
Want to sponsor a horse? Here is where you can find out how!

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  • Sponsor Pack 2011
  • The RDA Mission:
    • ‘ CONFIDENCE, INDEPENDENCE AND WELL BEING FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THROUGH THERAPEUTIC HORSE RIDING AND HORSE CARE ’
  • RDA Background
    • NZRDA is an association of member groups, run by volunteers
    • The organisation has 55 affiliated groups throughout the country, providing therapeutic opportunities for children and adults
    • Groups pay an annual fee to the Association, and most groups charge riding / subscription fees to members and clients
    • RDA does not receive any significant government funding and relies on its own fundraising activities, donations and sponsorship to provide vital services within the community
    • The Timaru Group is a Charitable Incorporated Society – independently financed and managed, with NZRDA as an umbrella organisation, providing support and training assistance for the volunteers
    • Riding therapy programmes are designed to complement conventional therapies and special needs education
    • RDA programmes help build core body strength, and are tailored to the needs of individuals
  • Timaru Group RDA
    • Timaru Group currently have 11 horses and ponies providing therapeutic riding to 36 disabled riders in the South Canterbury region
    • Around 30 volunteers support the group in various ways. Not all are ‘horsey’ and help with raffles, baking etc. More volunteers are always needed!
    • Each rider requires at least 2 and generally 3 volunteers per ride – one to lead the horse, and the others as side-walkers
    • All Instructors must undergo NZRDA training to at least level One, and preferably further
    • All Instructors are required to have a current First Aid Certificate
    • Riding benefits children and adults with a wide range of special needs, including autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, Down syndrome, C.V A, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, intellectual disability
    • Riding at Timaru Group RDA is enjoyable, healthy, outdoor exercise in lovely surroundings
    • It is exciting, challenging and motivating, based on rhythm and symmetry
    • A horse is warm, flexible, responsive and non-judgemental
    • Riding, and interaction with horses, motivates disabled people to achieve independence and personal goals
  • … . Benefits – developing and increasing…
    • Physical abilities
      • Balance, head control and muscle strength, tone and efficiency
      • Perception, body symmetry and spatial awareness
      • Respiration and circulation
    • Communication and concentration
      • Language and listening skills
      • Observation skills
    • Social skills
      • Interacting with peers – individuals and groups
      • Human/animal contact, bonding
    • Sport and recreation
      • Mobility to otherwise inaccessible areas
      • Stimulation or relaxation
      • It’s fun!
  • Getting started - on and off…..
    • As many riders have limited mobility and need physical assistance, mounting is done at a purpose built ramp or block
    • Horses are trained to stand still, quiet and as close as possible to the ramp or block, whilst being held securely by a leader
    • Procedures are carried out in a calm, orderly way under the direction of experienced personnel, following NZRDA guidelines
  • Where does the money come from?
    • Fundraising by volunteers = $17,162
      • Regular BBQs and event catering
      • Event marshalling
      • Cheese rolls
    • Donations = $17,263
    • Grants = $13,237
    • Sponsorship = $1,310
    • Rider subscriptions, (currently $100 per year) = $3,054
    • Interest = $4,498
    • TOTAL in 2010 = $56,524
  • Where does the money go?
    • The horses and ponies, (our greatest assets!), their purchase, care, feed, equipment and maintenance, around $15,000 p.a.
    • Our buildings, power, phone and upkeep of pasture account for around $8,000 p.a.
    • Insurance, administration and general expenses account for around $4,000 p.a.
    • NZRDA affiliation fees, training for all volunteers, (mandatory under NZRDA rules) and travel cost reimbursement around $3,500 p.a.
  • Our horses and ponies…. Name Height Age Colour M/F Photo Saffy 15hh 17yrs Bay Mare JD 15.1hh Approx 21yrs Bay Gelding Kody 15.1hh 17yrs Chestnut Mare Starskey 14.2hh 35yrs Bay Gelding
  • Our horses and ponies….cont Name Height Age Colour M/F Photo Maggie 14.2hh 26yrs Chestnut Mare Pippy 14.1hh 16yrs Bay Mare Honey 13.1hh 18yrs Dun Mare Toffee 13.1hh Approx 24yrs Chestnut Gelding
  • Our horses and ponies….cont Name Height Age Colour M/F Photo Ben 15.3hh 9yrs Bay Gelding Bear 15.3hh 22yrs Black Gelding Cracker 15.2hh 6yrs Roan Gelding
  • Let’s look at Kody…..
    • Kody is a 15:1 chestnut mare and is17yrs old
    • She is a quarterhorse X with a lovely temperament and a happy, forward-going nature
    • Acquired in 2006 at a cost of $4000
    • Kody is ideal for our more independent and larger riders
    • Her easygoing nature builds confidence and allows progression
  • Keeping Kody for a year….
    • Feed
      • hay and dry winter feed: around $550
    • Day to day care
      • farrier, vet, dentist, wormers: around $1300
    • Equipment
      • new saddle, winter covers etc: around $1500 – as a one off expense
    • Insurance for horses and equipment: $175
  • However…..
    • Fortunately Kody is still relatively young, by RDA standards, and is a good ‘do-er’ requiring few ‘extras’. Other horses at Timaru RDA, such as Starskey, Toffee and Pippy, require more specialist care and extra feed to ensure that they are always in the best of health
    • Since 2007 Timaru RDA have needed to replace three horses, due to illness and the ailments of old age
    • Unless donated, horses / ponies are currently costing an average of $3500 to buy
    • RDA horses and ponies are very special – we need to choose them with care….
  • Can you help Timaru Group RDA?
    • Can you help by sponsoring one of our horses or ponies for one year?
    • Individual and Company Sponsors receive:
      • A photo of their horse or pony
      • A certificate
      • Regular updates
      • Name displayed at our centre
      • Invitation to visit their sponsored horse or pony
    • Corporate sponsors of more than $1000 will also be notified to local press