The ESNZ Eventing Board is seeking expressions of interest for an appointed Board member to join their Board for a three-year term.

This is a fantastic opportunity to combine your sport, business and governance experience with your interest in developing the future of Eventing and Equestrian Sport in New Zealand.

The ESNZ Eventing discipline board is responsible to the ESNZ National Board for the governance of the Eventing in New Zealand, including its finances sustainability, and the organisation, promotion and growth of the sport.  The board consists of; three elected members, two appointed members, one Rider Representative member and one Organising Committee Representative member.

The current appointed vacancy has arisen due to rotation. The incumbent Board member has advised they will be re-standing.

The Board agenda during this term is likely to focus on:

  • Formation of sport’s strategic focus in alignment with ESNZ new statement of strategic intent, and the development of annual governance work plans
  • Ensuring the sport is sustainably resourced – physical, financial and personnel
  • Ensure a robust competitive environment at all levels for New Zealand riders
  • Support the sport transition to the new ESNZ constitution (once finalised)

All Board members need to: demonstrate governance knowledge and leadership, apply a future-focused mindset, understand confidentiality, contribute to highly functional board dynamics and be able to work collaboratively within a high trust environment. To view the ESNZ Eventing Board Member Role Description, click here

Ideally you will bring governance skills and experience in community sport,  along with your networks and skills that will add value to the Board and governance leadership of the sport.

Appointment & tenure

The term is for three years from the July AGM, with the option to stand for further term/s.

Commitment required

An estimated commitment of two days per month for preparation and attendance at six in person Board meetings per year and alternating monthly evening online meetings, and leadership or participation in portfolio, working group or subcommittee activities.


Voluntary – all reasonable meeting related expenses are covered by ESNZ Eventing.

To Apply

The closing date for applications is 11pm 10 June 2022.

For further information on the role please contact:

Margaret Evens, Eventing Chair

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 027 4477 358


To express interest in the role please email cover letter and governance CV to:

Hayley Pickmere, Eventing Sport Manager

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 027 379 3643