Our special herd of horses is our greatest asset. Without them we have no service to offer. We select them with the greatest of care, spare nothing to look after them and we love them to bits. In return they give us everything they have
Meet our herd of very special horses...
Peter Pan is a sturdy 14 year old stock/quarter horse cross. He is a very affectionate and curious boy who adores people. He is also quite mischievous and likes to scatter the contents of his grooming kit about and nibble on anything else that comes within range! Peter Pan is generously sponsored by Samford Patchworkers.
Promise is an imposing 15hh bay Clydesdale cross mare, owned by Samford RDA. Promise has a background as a hippotherapy horse and really is a gentle giant. She has quickly become a favourite and attracts a lot of attention. She can be a bit impatient for her feeds, and cheekily paws the ground! Promise is generously sponsored by Gordon Plenty.
Inde is a very handsome paint pony, about 14.1hh and 15 years old. He is new to our herd, and was kindly donated to RDA by the family of our much-missed volunteer, the late Peggy Stewart. We are confident he will settle in well to his new life at RDA. Inde is kindly sponsored by Airforce Pty Ltd.
Misty is a very pretty 12 year old buckskin mare, about 14.1hh with a placid temperament. She has fast become the favourite with our riders and volunteers! We were able to purchase Misty with funding from the Samford & District Progress and Protection Association. Misty is proudly sponsored by Nikki Boyd MP.
Paddington Bear is a 7 year old grey gelding, strongly built with somewhat indeterminate breeding! He has a lovely, calm nature although he still needs to learn a few things, especially standing at the tie-up. Paddington was purchased with generous funding from the Samford & Districts Progress and Protection Association. Paddington is kindly sponsored by the Samford Community Bank.
Blue is a lovely 13-year-old grey pure Arab gelding standing 15 hands. Fun fact- Blue was actually born a red roan and has greyed as he aged. Blue is proving to be a great little RDA horse and is a keen learner who is enjoying working with our riders. Blue is proudly sponsored by the Rotary Club of Samford Valley.
Cody is a gorgeous 12 year bay Clydesdale-cross gelding. He is very pretty and has made lots of new friends since joining our herd.
Sugar is a sweet little 8-year-old bay mare standing 14 hands who has recently been purchased by Samford RDA after passing her trial. She is a stockhorse-cross with a history of stock work and mustering. She is thoroughly enjoying RDA work. Sugar is generously sponsored by Federal Minister Peter Dutton MP.
Sherry is a lovely 17 year old Palomino mare. Sherry is clever and kind, and becoming a great little RDA horse. Sherry is jointly sponsored by Darren Grimwade, councillor for Division 11, and Cath Tonks, councillor for Division 9 Moreton Bay Regional Council.