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...
Luke is a bit of a cutie; a 13hh skewbald pony kindly leased to us by coach Rhiannon. He is a firm favourite, particularly with our younger riders.
Luke is generously sponsored by the Rotary Club of Samford Valley.
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.
Johnny is a lovely 12 year old, 15.2hh Standardbred gelding, who comes to us after a stint at Far North Qld RDA.
Johnny is kindly sponsored by Peter Dutton MP, Federal member for Dickson.
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.
Max is a 28 year old Thoroughbred chestnut gelding, standing at 15.2 hands, and is the longest serving member of our herd.
Leased to Samford RDA by one of our volunteers, Max has many admirers. Our riders love giving him cuddles, and he laps up the attention. Max can be a bit of a slow-poke, but displays surprising energy at times!
Max loves his bucket feeds, and does a little happy dance when he sees one coming. He also specialises in escapology.
Max is kindly sponsored by the Samford Leos.
Betty is a solid Gypsy cob cross mare, standing at about 14.2hh. She is dependable and kind, and will mature into a fine RDA mount.
Betty is generously sponsored by Darren Grimwade, councillor for Division 11, Moreton Bay Regional Council
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.