Our People

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

Our Staff

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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. 


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."

Senior Coach/Equine Supervisor

Our Board

Terry Lemon


Cathy Sinclair


Vanessa Downs


David Jensen (VP) Sheryl Baker
Karina Moore

Lisa Payne

Linda Hunt

Committee Members