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AUT Concussion Survey Results

Last year the Auckland University of Technology conducted a survey on concussion awareness in equestrian athletes, with a high number of participants being ESNZ members.  A summary of the survey results can be found below, or on this link

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Rescheduled Canterbury Event

Eventing Canterbury’s horse trials were scheduled to be held last weekend (16 and 17 March) but after Friday’s tragic events in Christchurch, the event was postponed until tomorrow, Saturday 23 March 2019.    “As well as our members and organisers feeling very shocked and...

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Plenty of Praise for NZ HP Programme from International Specialist

Specialist dressage coach Isobel Wessels has seen New Zealand’s eventing performance programme flourish in recent years and that makes her both proud and happy. The UK based FEI 5* judge, trainer and rider annually visits New Zealand as part of a multi-year High Performance Sport New...

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Badminton Bound for Top Kiwi Eventers

New Zealand’s top offshore based eventers are on the card for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials – the world’s premier three day event. Leading the charge is the defending champ, Jonelle Price aboard Classic Moet. She is joined by husband Tim who has three on the card in...

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Changes in Eventing Super League After Land Rover Horse of the Year

The spectacular and exciting Land Rover Horse of the Year Eventing has seen changes in the ESNZ Eventing Super League, but Samantha Lissington (nee Felton) has retained the lead with Ricker Ridge Rui, her sixth place at Hastings enough to keep her ahead of the winner, Amanda Pottinger on Just...

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Buzzing About First Season Success

When Ella Miranda first sat on Kinnordy Go Girl she knew it was a match made in heaven, and their win in the Gyro Plastics Junior High Points Series in their first season together underlined just how right she was.  “She has a very big personality – in a good way,” says the 18-year-old...

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Dressage Planning Forum Scheduled for 29/30 March

The Annual Dressage NZ Planning Forum is scheduled for 29/30 March at the Commodore Hotel Christchurch All members are welcome but prior registration is required Registration Form Please feedback to your area dressage delegate regarding any remit or topic you would like them to raise. the...

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Aussie Thoroughbred Claims Olympic Cup with Cambridge Teen

Emily Hayward and her former race horse Belischi HM won the class of their lives today, heading home a super field to win the Olympic Cup at the Land Rover Horse of the Year Show and pocket a cool $20,000 for their efforts. Included in the line-up were four riders who had previously won the...

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Consecutive Pony of the Year Crowns for Havelock Teen

Newly-crowned 2019 Pony of the Year champ Olivia Apatu dedicated her back-to-back win at the Land Rover Horse of the Year Show to her late father Ren who died in a helicopter accident last year. The teen from Havelock North and Alasaan Arzu enjoyed plenty of support from the local crowd in...

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Drama Abounds at Land Rover Horse of the Year Cross Country

The weather was wonderful for cross-country day at the Land Rover Horse of the Year and the crowds who came in big numbers to watch the action would not have been disappointed. The CCI3*-S ran first to warm things up, and then the real drama started with the CCI4*-S.   First to go,...

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