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Day One Wrap NZ National Jumping and Show Hunter Champs

  The competitors and the weather turned out in full force for Day One of the Tavendale and Partners NZ National Jumping & Show Hunter Championship 2021.  All eyes were on Olympian and World Championship representative Samantha McIntosh in the first round of the Tavendale and Partners NZ...

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Dressage U25 Inter Island Teams Announced

The Richmond Saddlery (Nelson)sponsored York Corporation Young Rider Inter Island Team Challenge takes on a new look this year.   Four North Island Team Members competing at the Equestrian Entries Under 25 Championships at the Taupo NEC on 30/21 January will set the standard for South Island...

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ESNZ CEO TO HAND THE REINS OVER Equestrian Sports New Zealand chief executive Dana Kirkpatrick has called time after six years with the organisation. “I have loved this job, the challenges it has posed and the successes we have all celebrated together, but I feel it is now time for someone...

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Wairoa a Happy Hunting Ground for Newsom

Wairoa turned on the weather for back-to-back shows at the weekend. Olivia Newsom (Tauranga) had a blinder over the two events. At the Wairoa A&P Show, she won the ESNZ Horse Grand Prix and placing third in the FMG Young Rider class aboard Caretino Jewel, taking out the Mainland Coachwork...

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Fresh Lenses on Puhinui

On cross country day at the Puhinui three day event early in December last year, there were a number of photographers on course having a crack at capturing equestrian action for their first time.  The three Auckland-based snappers had met through an on-line photography game, Guru...

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Championship Titles on Line at Nationals

There are some rather big names in the record-breaking 520-plus horses and riders at the Tavendale and Partners’ New Zealand National Jumping and Show Hunter Championships that get underway in Christchurch on Thursday. Star billing is Olympian and World Champs representative Samantha...

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There Is a New Event In Town

The very first ESNZ Horse Trials was held at the Clevedon A & P showgrounds on the weekend of 16-17 January and was a great success.   Not only did riders, supporters and spectators enjoy the event, but the organisers are keen to improve it even further for next year.  It is definitely...

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Taupo Teen Takes World Cup Final

  Taupo teen Annabel Francis grabbed an impressive double today taking out both the POLi Payments FEI World Cup (NZ) final and series in an action-packed class at a very gusty and sometimes squally Giltrap Audi World Cup Festival at Woodhill Sands in Auckland. She is one of the...

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Top Kiwi Showjumpers Chase NZ World Cup Final Honours

    The final of New Zealand’s highest-ranked showjumping series is stacking up to be a real head-to-head amongst the nation’s best riders. The POLi Payments FEI World Cup (New Zealand League) Series final is coming down to a three rider battle between back-to-back series...

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NZL Team Wins FEI Dressage World Challenge

New Zealand Wins FEI Dressage World Challenge Team Competition Wallace Wins Individual Prix St Georges    The 2020 FEI Dressage World Challenge results are a real highlight for the New Year with the Livamol NZL team of Diane Wallace, Liz Hutson, Chelsea Callaghan and Louise Duncan taking...

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