Equine registration is made up of two parts. One part is an ESNZ registration fee (explained below) with the money going to ESNZ. The second part of the registration is a Discipline start (explained below) with this money going directly to the disciplines to help run and grow their respective sport.
A Fully ESNZ registered horse is eligible to:
- Compete in all ESNZ competition
- ESNZ record of competition
- Equine profile
The ESNZ Full equine registration is very simply one fee which lasts for a year (from the day it is registered, see back dating policy if required – Found on the ESNZ website). The Equines height (horse or pony) does not have any effect on this fee, unlike previously. This equine registration entitles an Equine record of results, equine profile and allows access to compete at all national levels (dependant on discipline starts). Equines need to have a Full ESNZ registration to compete at Horse of the Year and title classes at National and Island Championships.
Registration fee structure
Full ESNZ Registration
The ESNZ Full equine registration is very simply one fee which lasts for a year (from the day it is registered, see back dating policy if required – Found on the ESNZ website). The Equines height (horse or pony) does not have any effect on this fee, unlike previously. This equine registration entitles an Equine record of results, equine profile and allows access to compete at all national levels (dependant on discipline starts - refer to Membership structure table below). Equines need to have a Full ESNZ registration to compete at Horse of the Year, National and Island Championships.
ESNZ Equine Casual Registration
This is a pay as you go option rather than paying a yearly equine registration fee. This is paid at shows, with them passing the money on to ESNZ. All equines using this fee will not receive an equine record of results and this is only available at certain shows/levels (please refer to Membership structure table below)
In order to compete in ESNZ disciplines (Excluding Endurance) you will need one of two discipline start options.
An annual start (must have an ESNZ full registration) allows you to compete in as many classes/shows as you wish in the respective discipline you have registered for (e.g. Cnc95 Eventing Annual Start). Some disciplines have multiple annual starts (for different levels of competition).
This is a pay as you go option, which is paid at shows and passed onto the disciplines. This option is either per test, per day or per show (dependant on discipline – please ). The Flexi start can be used in conjunction with an ESNZ Full registration or an ESNZ causal registration, and can only be used a certain levels (please refer to Membership structure table below)
Important Registration Information
For more ESNZ policies please our Guides and Policy page
Height Certificates are required for ponies of any height (A pony stands at 148cm or below). Please provide a current COPY ONLY of the pony's Royal Agricultural Society height certificate with your new or renewal pony registration.
Click here for - Horse & Pony height Conversion chart
Please note ESNZ no longer automatically issue Identification books for New Equines, with the exception of Endurance/CTR. These can be purchased from the ESNZ shop online or National office at a cost of $20
All registered Stallions must wear Stallion I.D. Tags at all times when at Competitions. These can be ordered from National Office at the time of registration. Please refer to article 139.12 and article 147 of the ESNZ General Regulations for rules regarding stallions at competitions.
If you are wanting to Downgrade a Dressage horse you can download a Downgrading form from the below link
Please note that the lowest grade that a horse/pony can be downgraded to is Level 2 (Novice)