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Slick Scores Lead at Burnham

It’s top 20 for the Kiwi eventers at the Burnham Market International Horse Trials on the completion of the dressage. The Brits have the trifecta at the top of the 91-strong CCI4*-L which is being led by Izzy Taylor aboard Monkeying Around on 23.2 penalty points with Piggy March (nee...

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Equestrian Sports flies with IRT

Equestrian Sports NZ is pleased to announce its continued partnership deal with IRT, for a further three-year partnership. IRT is the most trusted international horse moving company globally and has been flying horses around the globe since 1972.  It is for this reason that IRT will...

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Equine ID Tags at Jumping Shows

  A reminder to all jumping riders. At the Jumping AGM 2020 a new rule was included in Art 200 General  200.7.1. At shows, yarded & stabled equines are to have their name, the name of the person responsible and the telephone number clearly visible on their head collar and/or...

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Burnham Cranking up

Competition is underway at the Burnham Market International Horse Trials with the first half of both the CCI4*-L and CCI4*-S fields having completed their dressage. Dan Jocelyn and Lissyegan Rory scored 32.8 penalty points to sit in 17th spot provisionally in the 53-strong section L. Piggy...

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Show Hunter HOYQ frequently asked questions

How many points do I need to qualify? To qualify for Horse of the Year, equine’s need to gain 20 points. This is a condition in the Horse of the Year schedule as it has been in prior years. This year HOY will actively monitor this throughout the season, with the intention of amending the...

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Chief Executive Update 17/9/2020

Kia Ora Katou Toku ingoa Ko Dana na Equestrian sports NZ Another few weeks have gone by and we wait with baited breath to see if the majority of the country can go into Level 1 next week.  This will make a significant difference to our organising committees.  The rollercoaster keeps on...

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26 years between events

The sport of eventing has had many changes over the past few decades, and one who has really noticed the change is 57-year-old Iain Alexander who got back into the sport with a vengeance six years ago, after an absence of 26 years.   Iain believes the sport has evolved for the better....

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UKs first 4 Star long for 2020 gets Underway

Its been a long time coming following Covid-19 disruptions to the UK eventing calendar, but their first CCL4*-L competition gets underway tonight NZ time at the Burnham Market International Horse Trials. The event will also feature a CCI4*-S with the organises having to limit numbers after...

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Dressage NZ Bulletin Issue 45. The show must go on….

The show must go on and that it does!! This month we tip our hats to our resilient Area Groups across the country who have been quick to action new plans and solutions and also a massive thank you to NZ Dressage for putting in the long hours to ensure our sport and events can go ahead despite...

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Horse Ambulances available for ESNZ Events

Equestrian Sports New Zealand is thrilled to announce a renewed agreement with New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) that further cements the relationship between the two organisations and puts horse welfare at the forefront. Since 2014 ESNZ has promoted and managed the NZTR-sponsored...

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