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News - May 2018


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Prepping for Biggest Judging Job of Career

Level 3 FEI jumping judge Kaye Williams has been invited to a post of a lifetime, with news she will be part of the judging panel at the 2019 CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show. A long-time supporter of equestrian who has been an official for 35 years and a successful showjumper in her younger...

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International Events Beckon Scholarship Winner

Northland’s Barbara Woolhouse is over the moon to be named as the recipient of the 2018 Chris Hodson Scholarship to promote and further the education of FEI officials in Equestrian Sport. The Chris Hodson Scholarship is awarded annually to an aspiring New Zealand FEI official. It was first...

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Significant changes on their way

A draft of proposed changes to the ESNZ Disciplinary system are now public for anyone to comment on and send to us There are some significant changes proposed in how we deal with complaints in general. These proposals are...

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South Island FEI World Challenge Final

The Final round of the South Island FEI World Challenge took place first thing on Saturday morning at the Southland Festival Show held at the Gore Showgrounds. Australian FEI judge Sue Ryan flew over from Adelaide and was joined by local FEI judge Malcolm McKee. Nicole White and LC Samson...

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Surreal the Real Deal

The blokes call it “a couple for the battlers” but the rest know it was a show for classy grey mares at the Taupo Christmas Classic. Tim Myers (New Plymouth) steered his lovely dapple grey Surreal to the win in the Spark King Country Taupo Classic 1.4m CSI1*, backing up his mate Fraser...

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Mama Mea!

Christmas came early for Gisborne farmer Fraser Tombleson when he and his homebred mare Mea I topped a far more fancied field to take the honours in the fourth round of the FEI World Cup New Zealand League in Taupo this evening. The 27-year-old was one of just two to go clear from 18 starters...

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A Cracker of a Round Expected at Classic

Olympian and former World Cup finalist Maurice Beatson spearheads a big field for the fourth round of the New Zealand FEI World Cup Series, being held at Taupo this weekend as part of the Taupo Christmas Classic. The Dannevirke farmer is at the top of the leaderboard on 41 points, with young...

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Class Level Name Changes – January 2019

This January will see a change in the way we name our Eventing classes in New Zealand. This change is to ensure we remain aligned with the FEI and how international events will be named. The change to the international naming of classes was first proposed back in 2016 and was approved by the...

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Dressage Training & Development Opportunities for Judges & Event Managers

Event Manager Workshop - The Nationals from the Inside Out Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th February @Manfeild Park As part of the Dressage strategy to support volunteers, Celine Filbee will be facilitating an Event management workshop. Dressage NZ invites existing or prospective event...

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ESNZ Endurance – FEI Officials’ Courses

ESNZ Endurance is running FEI Officials’ courses in February 2019 in Wellington.  On Friday the 8th will be a Level I/II Stewards’ course and on Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th, a combined Level I/II Judges and TDs course. If you are a current FEI Official and last did a course in 2016...

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