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News - April 2020


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National Performance Selector Position Now Open

Calling for Expressions of Interest for National Jumping Performance Selectors.  Two of our existing selectors are retiring by rotation and we seek two selectors to join our team.  The appointment will be for a two-year term. Ideally, you will: have a passion for the sport have a good...

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Dressage Squad Applications for 20/21 Now Open

Applications for the Youth, Development, Small Tour & Grand Prix Squads are now open  20/21 Squad Application & Performance Pathway

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During winter, my training seems more of a chore

During winter, my training seems more of a chore than a workout. And I can lose my motivation, yet every spring I wish I’d prepared more pre-season.   Exercise: Chore or Treat? Doing the same training all year doesn’t always mean you will continue to improve at the same rate. If...

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2020-2021 National Jumping Squads Announced!

Jumping Squad Announcement The new National Jumping Squads lists have been updated and can be viewed below or through our performance page here.   National Talent Development Squad Kimberley Bird & Cera Cassina Melody Matheson & Graffiti MH Robert Steele & LT Holst...

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Congratulations Michelle Paterson, ESNZ Volunteer of the Month for May!

  Congratulations to May’s ESNZ Volunteer of the Month, Michelle Paterson from Dressage Waikato! Michelle is described by Sue Hobson, who nominated her, as “simply brilliant” and a “silent” worker who just gets on and gets things done. Sue says Michelle is one of those people...

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Application of the new FEI Endurance Rules & Updated list of FEI Endurance Officials

Please find below some important information and reminders from the FEI Endurance Department.   Endurance Rules: Application of the new Endurance Rules, 11th Edition As previously advised (NF News, 6 May 2020), the FEI Board has approved the recommendation of the Endurance Temporary...

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Qualification systems

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have approved the revised qualification systems for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games in 2021. Olympic Games Taking the postponement of the Games into consideration and the impossibility for athletes to...

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Nominations and EOI for Dressage Board, Rider Reps, NEC Reps, Appt Panel & Judges Sub Committee Now Closing 5th June

Owing the Dressage AGM being deferred from 3/4 July to a later date (TBC) EOI and Nominations for all positions have been extended until Friday 5th June  Elected Roles  Board Member Performance & Development (Elected) Three year term  In addition to the overarching Board Role the PD...

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Specificity – training specific to your sport and specific to you

When I first started riding, I noticed a lot of improvements with my body in the beginning. Now there’s not so much, it’s like my body has plateaued. And I get stiff from riding more easily than I used to, taking me longer to recover; is there anything I can do about that? If I’m not...

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End of an Era for Val

One of the country’s valued FEI Eventing judges, Val McGregor, from the deep south, Riversdale near Gore to be precise, retires from duty this year. She is much travelled, there being very few FEI events in the South Island, with most in the Canterbury area.   Val and her husband...

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