#GameChanger – Kirsty Anderson!

It’s clear why Malisa Landreth from Central Otago nominated Kirsty Anderson as an exemplary #GameChanger, in so many ways. She explains why….

I would like to nominate Kirsty Anderson. She is always out helping in both the Show Hunter and Show Jumping rings at most shows. She is a great help to me (as I am on my own at shows) with warm up and discussing various courses and how they are best ridden to suit my horse and how he goes.

I have stepped up to Show Hunter Series classes this season knowing nothing about Show Hunter and Kirsty has been a huge help. She has also gone out of her way to look at ponies for us in Canterbury as we are Otago based. She’s busy and hard working and still makes time to help others!

She has also successfully produced all her own horses and is competitive and doing well in both Show Hunter & Show Jumping, She’s an all round good sort who helps anyone that needs it – very deserving of this title! 

Thank you Kirsty, you’re what we mean when we talk about #GameChangers: people who are helpful, supportive and being a great teacher. And thank you Malisa for taking the time to let us know about Kirsty.  

#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)