The ESNZ Eventing Board is seeking expressions of interest for an Elected Board member to join their Board for a three-year term. Elections will be conducted at the AGM 30 July 2022 by Area Delegates.

This is a exciting opportunity to combine your passion for Eventing and developing its future in New Zealand, with your business and governance experience.

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, and in alignment with the Board’s updated by-laws combines two former Elected member positions into one position. One of the two incumbent Board members has advised they will be standing for this position, along with one of the former 0.5 Rider Representative members.

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.

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. To complement existing Board member skillsets, strong governance, performance and eventing officiating knowledge and experience would be beneficial.

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.

Nomination process

Nominations are to be forwarded to the Eventing Sport Manager in writing, on the prescribed nomination form, signed by an officer of an Eventing Area Committee (i.e. Secretary, Treasurer, Chair or Deputy Chair) together with a supporting CV of the Candidate. Nomination forms can be found here

The closing date for applications is 1 July 2022.


Nominations and CVs are to be forwarded to:

Hayley Pickmere, Eventing Sport Manager

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 027 379 3643


For queries re the nomination process please contact the Sport Manager.

For further information on the role please contact:

Margaret Evens, Eventing Chair

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 027 4477 358