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Simone in Wonderland with Alice at WEG

It’s a wrap. Simone Blum (GER) aboard her 11-year-old chestnut mare DSP Alice just made history as the first female to win the individual jumping crown at a WEG. Cool and calm under all the pressure in the world, the 29-year-old came home with just a single time penalty to win and finish...

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Decisions to be Made for Blyth

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, says eventer Blyth Tait. He’s worn the silver fern eight times now between the Olympic Games and World Equestrian Games and knows only too well all that is involved in the sport of eventing. The 2018 WEG edition didn’t play out as he had hoped. After...

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The Kiwis’ Take on WEG

They came, they saw, they celebrated, laughed, felt the heartbreak and felt the pride of those so proudly wearing the silver fern at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Championships. The Kiwi supporters at WEG certainly made themselves known, proudly loud with flags flying in the stands and on the...

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Dan Eyes Tokyo

  Dan Jocelyn notched a couple of personal best efforts at the Games and is already looking to bring Grovine de Reve back to the US to compete in their first 4*. The 48-year-old, who rode as an individual, was clearly disappointed to have two of the last three showjumping down on the...

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Bigger Picture Thinking from Danny Backers

Owners Jane and Ray Burmester are very holistic in their approach to supporting jumping. “It’s all about the bigger picture for us,” says Jane. “We want to support the next generation of riders and the future of New Zealand jumping.” The Auckland couple have been involved with...

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Fantastic Fine

Daniel Meech’s love of his quirky mare Fine is clear for all to see, and he is as proud as punch of her efforts at WEG. “It was great to pull up in the rankings,” he said. “Fine was just amazing.” She caught the eye of many and drew high praise from New Zealand’s jumping...

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Carrots and Pats for Checky

  Sam McIntosh couldn’t be happier with her 15-year-old stallion and their efforts that saw them notch New Zealand’s best-ever individual jumping effort at a World Equestrian Games. At 32nd, they just dipped out on making the top 25 for the final on Sunday. Interestingly though,...

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Loving the Kiwi Ethos

  Jumping chef d’equipe Helena Stormanns and the Kiwi team may not have had the finish they wanted at WEG but there were still plenty of positives to take away, and for the German-based-Brit, particularly the ethos of her charges. Since she started working with them at the Nations...

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Kiwi Horses Bow out of WEG

New Zealand jumpers Sam McIntosh and Daniel Meech have bowed out of the competition at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games with their heads held high and perhaps wishing for a little more luck. Sam and Check In 2 only just missed out on making the top 25 for the final on Sunday with their...

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ESNZ President & Vice President Nominations Open

Nominations are now  open for the President and Vice-president of ESNZ for the 2018-2019 year. The forms for nominations are found below. Nominations will be open from 22 September 2018 to 5pm on 28 September 2018. Voting will be online and all ESNZ full members, non-competing members and...

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