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Endurance Horses En Route to WEG

New Zealand’s endurance horses are in the air and riders Jenny Champion and Philip Graham about to follow shortly. Jenny accompanied Barack Obama on his trip from the Wairarapa to Auckland, with a stopover in Cambridge. The flight departed Auckland in the wee hours of Friday morning before...

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Cracker Day at the Beach

Jade Bradley and Supre Cardrona enjoy the beach ride An absolute cracker of a day ensured a great turnout for Ruahine Endurance Club's first event of the season at Scotts Ferry. We had a lot of newcomers attend and the large truck full of horses from Nga Tawa School certainly boosted our...

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Enduro Vet Thrives on the Thrill of the Race

Endurance vet Nick Page lives in hope that the sport he loves so much will one day be part of the Olympic Games . . . but in the meantime, he’s looking forward to his third WEG. “When one compares the popularity of endurance throughout the world to other disciplines, you would have to...

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Endurance results – notice

Endurance results Our sincere apologies to our Endurance community. We have had to remove the Endurance results because we discovered some of them were incorrect. We are doing our very best to get them corrected and online again as soon as possible. We’re not sure how long this will take...

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Heidi heads to Euston Park

Heidi and Rose Heidi Bulfin, Equestrian Sports NZ’s National Sport Administrator, will officiate at two prestigious CEI3* Euston Park Endurance events in the UK in August. “It’s an amazing opportunity to get different perspectives, to learn from and to exchange ideas with other...

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Ritchie and Johnstone in Sixth at Aachen

Clarke Johnstone and Balmoral Sensation are leading the way for the Kiwis at the CHIO in Aachen, Germany. The Matangi duo were the best of the crew at the end of the day in the Eventing Nations Cup, sitting in sixth place after the dressage and showjumping phases at the prestigious event. The...

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Humbled by Support for WEG Campaign

Endurance representative Philip Graham may have a lot on his plate as he prepares for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games but for the Canterbury farmer, it is just one step at a time. His training with his 15-year-old horse Rosewood Bashir is going “surprisingly well” given the time of...

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Endurance Team Buzzing as Prep for WEG Rolls On

Sue Reid - WEG Endurance Chef d'Equipe The flights are booked and the training in full swing for New Zealand’s two WEG-bound endurance riders. Chef d’equipe Sue Reid says both Jenny Champion and Philip Graham are working long hours in sometimes dismal conditions to reach the right level of...

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Experience counts for Endurance Riders for WEG 2018

With only a couple of months to go before WEG 2018 the fundraising efforts are in full swing for our endurance combinations.  Raffles and auctions are underway for both Jenny Champion and Barack Obama, and for Phillip Graham and Rosewood Bashir, otherwise known as Benny.  Check the ‘Get...

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The Challenge of Fundraising for Champion

For any elite athlete, preparing for a championship event is as nerve-wracking as it is exciting, but for New Zealand endurance rider Jenny Champion, it comes with some extra challenges. The 53-year-old Wairarapa farm worker needs to raise around $80,000 if she wants to get to North Carolina...

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