The ESNZ Eventing Board has appointed their Selection Panel for the National Eventing Squads – Talent Identification and Talent Development as well as Oceania Young Rider Team and Squad.
In announcing the Panel, Eventing Board Chair Margaret Evans said that this year saw an increase in the number of selectors from 3 to 4 with a view to providing an excellent mix of background and skills and to allow selectors to attend as many events as possible throughout NZ. The panel members are: Vicki Glynn, Mitty Forsyth, Nick Pyke and Heelan Tompkins.
Both Vicki and Nick have been reappointed for another two year term while Mitty continues in her term, and as current member of the HP Selection Panel provides a valuable connection between the two. As a former Olympian and Oceania team representative, Heelan’s personal achievements within the sport of Eventing provide further strength and support to the experienced selection panel. Heelan is “looking forward to the opportunity to utilise her knowledge of eventing and of the processes that underpin success within the sport to make a positive contribution to the performance programme.”