Our People

Our Staff keep Rotorua RDA running smoothly while implementing the Core Purpose, Vision and Values developed by our Board.

Our Staff

Cathy Sinclair

Operations Manager

With a long-standing passion for RDA (she was a Volunteer at Wellington Group while at college) a strong Administration background and an even bigger passion for horses, Cathy oversees the day-to-day running of the Group, managing the team, liaising with riders and their caregivers and dealing with all the administrative aspects of the organisation. Cathy is also the Board's Secretary. 

Tiana Hodge (Te Arawa)

Assistant to the Coach

"Sam came from the Hodge Whanau at Okere Falls. He is especially empathetic with very young children, and seems to drink in the essence of them to make a deep connection."

Susan McLachlan

Assistant to the Coach

"I love to see the special communication between the horse and rider. The horses know they have to behave, but it is more than that. They soften their demeanor when they work with their riders, especially the young children."

Katrina Moore

Senior Coach/Equine Supervisor

"I love seeing our riders grow in skills and confidence each week as they do the developmental activities while riding."

Our Board

Terry Lemon


Cathy Sinclair

Operations Manager

Rachel Watchorn

Board Secretary 

Sheryl Baker
Katrina Moore

Phillip Berry

Lisa Payne

Committee Members

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