News - September 2018


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South Island Julie Brougham Adult Camp Applications Open

The South Island Julie Brougham Adult Development Camp Selwyn Equestrian Centre, Christchurch: 6 – 8 September 2024 Applications considered on a first in and paid basis so don't delay getting your application in.  Dressage NZ and the Development Committee are excited to host the camp...

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Mura Love Elected as Dressage NZ Judges Officer

At the recent Dressage Conference & AGM, Mura Love was elected unopposed as the National Judges Officer & Board Member for  a three year term.   Mura is  of  Ngati Porou descent and whakapapa to the hapu Ngati Konohi of Whangara on the East Coast near Gisborne, currently based...

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New FEI Judges Make the Grade – Part 2

Adaleen Griffith at Land Rover Horse of the Year 2024 - Photo by Kampic   This is Part 2 of our series spotlighting our brand new FEI Level 1 Judges that have recently upgraded and their journey to get to this point.  After completing a 3 day course to become a  National Level 3E...

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Helen Hughes-Keen Awarded Fissenden Trophy

  Helen Hughes-Keen (Wellington) - 2024 Winner Fissenden Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Dressage  Helen has contributed to the sport in many ways including: A competitor up to Grand Prix level on Fetterman ESNZ Dressage Performance Coach Became a Selector in 2001 & then...

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Dressage – Nominations Are Open for the 2024 Edition of the Livamol NZL section of the FEI Dressage World Challenge

NZL riders have a great Zone & World  record in this competition  Nominations are now open for the Livamol 2024 NZL competition to be held at Manfeild Park on 26/27 September in conjunction with the Central Districts Kiwi Arena Rakes Premier League event on 28/29 Nominations close on...

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Jumping & Show Hunter Conference & AGM Wrap Up 2024

The 2024 Jumping and Show Hunter Conference and AGM in Auckland saw a record turnout.   This year attendees enjoyed interactive sessions including Strategic Planning for the growth of the sport, Dates Card planning and Area Updates from each Delegate.   Key Decisions are...

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Aachen Challenging for Kiwi Combos

It’s been a bit of mixed bag for the Kiwis competing in dressage and eventing at CHIO Aachen in Germany overnight. In the dressage, Melissa Galloway and Windermere J’Obei W placed eighth in the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle with a score of 72.465%. The class was won by Julie Mendoza Loor...

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All to Play for at Aachen

Tim Price and Jarillo are the best of the Kiwis at CHIO Aachen in Germany, sitting in sixth spot, with the team in fourth in the Nations’ Cup clash. Tim added nothing in the showjumping to his 28.9 penalty point dressage score, with Jonelle Price and Senior Crocodillo also remaining on...

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2024 Hall of Fame Award Winners Announced

The winners of the Equestrian Sports New Zealand Hall of Fame Awards were announced tonight in Auckland at a cocktail function of approximately 150 riders, officials, and supporters. Highly contested was the prestigious ESNZ RIDER OF THE YEAR, won by Wendi Williamson of Waimauku in...

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Plenty to Celebrate in Revised HP Squads

The mid-year high performance selection review has been completed with some exciting movements in the squads. In jumping, there remains no one on the High Performance Squad, with two new combinations added to the High Performance Futures Squad. Daniel Meech aboard Ortolaan Van Het Ruytinxbos...

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