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News - February 2021


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Dressage Planning Meeting – 17 April – Not too late to Register

A reminder the 2021 Dressage NZ Planning Meeting will be held by Zoom and you are invited When: Apr 17, 2021 11:00  - 4pm AM Auckland, Wellington Register here  in advance for this meeting by 5pm on Friday 16th April  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing...

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Jumping Show Dates Applications Now Open

The Jumping Show Dates applications are now open for 2021-2022 Season.  We would also like areas/shows to include their preferred dates for 2022-2023 season as part of this process. For more information click here ESNZ Jumping Team 14 April 2021

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NZ Horse Ambulance Trust

Celebrity auction featuring New Zealand racing royalty raises over $28,000 for the NZ Horse Ambulance Trust A highly successful celebrity auction on, organised by NZ Jockeys’ Association executive officer Andrew Lacy, has raised a total of $28,600 to boost the NZ Horse...

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Stepping Back from Illustrious Career

One of New Zealand’s highest ranked FEI course designers is calling time on a very rewarding career. The Glistening Waters and ESNZ Series Finals Show will be Gerrit Beker’s last big event. The retired Tauranga civil engineer is quick to add he will still be available as a technical...

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Canterbury to host National One Day Titles

Attention turns to Christchurch this coming weekend for the National One Day Event Championships being hosted by Eventing Canterbury, 17-18 April at McLeans Island. The event also includes the Melwood Equestrian South Island Young Event Horse Championships on Friday 16 April. Covid-19 caused...

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GameChangers Taking Maddie to Takapoto

Game Changers Taking Maddie Collins To Takapoto  The ESNZ Game Changers programme has raised awareness that we can all change someone’s day for the better. Dressage NZ saw the TVNZ Seven Sharp clip about Canterbury dressage pony rider Maddie Collins whose dream to compete at the 2021 Land...

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Double Success for Matangi and Polly

Antonio Matangi is still pinching herself after winning two show hunter crowns and placing runner-up in a third. “It is pretty surreal to be honest,” she says. “I have no words to describe how I am feeling!” The 23-year-old from Levin has never won a series before but she and...

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Gentle Giant Wins Junior High Points

At the start of the year Molly Pike thought she would give up show hunter . . . but when the season drew to a close, she and Zig Zag had won the Gyro Plastics Junior High Points Series. “It’s very cool,” said the 16-year-old from Cambridge. “I bought a horse who didn’t turn out ....

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#GameChanger – Jos Gresham!

#GameChanger – Jos Gresham! When Iris Hutt’s horse was hurt at ESNZ Dressage’s national championships, it was Dressage ESNZ’s official Jos Gresham who stepped up. This is what Iris’s mum, Antonia Jongmans, had to say. “The way Jos handled the whole situation was 10 out of 10! She...

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Vollie Victorious in Grand Prix Series

Tegan Fitzsimon was the queen of cool as she rode Windermere Cappuccino to her second ESNZ Horse Grand Prix Series. As happy as she was to take the win, after placing second in a hotly-contested class, her preparation has a longer game feel about it. “Everything is about working on...

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