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News - September 2019


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Andrea Aces it Again

LT Holst Andrea may not have shone as a youngster but she sure is making up for it now. The 11-year-old German import was all class en route to victory in the Equissage Horse Grand Prix on the final day of the Poverty Bay A&P Show in Gisborne today (Saturday). She and her cool-as-a-cucumber...

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Dressage Done at World Breeding Champs

A trio of New Zealand eventers are still well in touch with the leaders at the end of the dressage at the FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships at Mondial du Lion in France. Tim Price and Happy Boy scored 30.1 penalty points to sit in 13th spot in the 67-strong field in the CCIYH3*-L for...

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Eventers Handy in France

Kiwi eventers Caroline Powell and Jesse Campbell are both handy at the end of the first day of dressage in the CCIYH2*-L for six-year-old class at FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships at Mondial du Lion in France. Caroline and Greenacres Special Cavalier sit in sixth spot on 32.4 penalty...

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Hastings WC and Masterton CSI 1* Competitiors

If you are competing at Hawkes Bay Royal A&P Show in the World Cup class or Wairarapa Area Show Jumping and Show Hunter Championships in the CSI 1* class please note the following information: FEI entries close: Hastings WC: Monday 21st October 2019 Late Subsitutions: 5pm Thursday 24th...

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No Rest for Retiring Pyke

When Nick Pyke opted to step down as chairman of the ESNZ board this year you might have thought he would take a little time out. . . however, he has now been appointed a national performance selector for eventing.   It’s no surprise the sport didn’t want to lose him completely....

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Stars of Tomorrow Set to Shine at Worlds

A small but quality clutch of Kiwis head across the channel to the FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships at Mondial du Lion in France this week. It’s an event that always attracts a lot of attention as is often where the stars of tomorrow start to show their class. Tim Price and Happy...

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Gisborne Area Star Spotters Scholarship Recipient

The Gisborne Area have discovered a very worthy recipient of the Star Spotters Scholarship, Quinn Sidney. Quinn has receied a year’s ESNZ membership and registration with jumping start for her home bred horse, Mayo. This generous contribution is all thanks to the Star Spotters Scholarship...

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History Made by Waikato’s EquiBreed

  Waikato company EquiBreed NZ have made history with the birth of New Zealand’s first foal produced by an in vitro fertility treatment using intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Company principal Dr Lee Morris says it is a watershed moment for both EquiBreed and New Zealand....

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Trio Honoured and Humbled by Award

Three men who have in their own way each made huge impacts on the wider sport of equestrian have been awarded ESNZ honorary life memberships. Eventing legend Sir Mark Todd, lifetime official Pete Morris MNZM and Taupo stalwart Wallie Niederer MNZM were awarded the honour at the 2019 annual...

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Icebreaker II On a Roll

  Anna Nalder and Icebreaker II recorded their third Junior Rider win in a row on Saturday at the Southern Canterbury A&P Equestrian Show held at Waimate. The Nalder family have enjoyed many seasons of fun and success with the big grey gelding known as ‘Ben’. Fifteen year old...

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