#GameChanger – Zoe Shore!

This story about #GameChanger Zoe Shore warmed our hearts. Zoe, you’re an absolute star! Thank you to ESNZ’s Marilyn Thompson who nominated Zoe.

On Sunday evening after most of the competitors had left the show grounds from Glistening Waters Jumping and Show Hunter Series Finals at the Solway A&P grounds, a few of the committee were checking yards and found MANY very dirty yards that had not been cleaned. The job was too much for the committee to contemplate cleaning at that time, and they knew they faced a heavy charge from the A&P for them to clean them.

Zoe saw this and as she had a wait of a couple of days before she could catch the ferry back to the South Island with her horses, she offered to help out. Over the next day Zoe went around and cleaned out EVERY dirty yard!

The very tired committee members are saying “OMG that gorgeous girl!” Zoe certainly heard the Change the Rein message being promoted at the show and made a huge difference.

#GameChangers is about encouraging people to tell us about acts of kindness or helpfulness by ESNZ members that made a difference to someone’s day. So, please keep your eyes and ears open when you’re out and about and nominate someone you witness doing something kind, supportive, helpful for someone (or a horse) that demonstrates the sort of inclusive, supportive, safe and friendly culture we’re working towards with Change the Rein. We will make sure people are aware of what great people we have in our sport.

If you want to nominate an ESNZ #GameChanger, this is what you do:

  • Please email to [email protected],nz the following information (#GameChangers in the subject line)
  • Person nominating the #GameChanger – your name, contact details (email & phone number)
  • Who is the ESNZ member being nominated as a #GameChanger (name, discipline, area group/club and role eg official, rider, volunteer, parent)
  • Photo of the #GameChanger person (not necessarily in the act, so to speak)
  • What was the #GameChanger behaviour witnessed and the outcome (this doesn’t need to be heroic – just a kind, considerate, helpful, supportive, inclusive, welcoming, friendly act)