New Zealand Young Rider Team – Larsen Sawmilling Showjumping Championships 2020 Photo by Christine Cornege

ESNZ Jumping is delighted to announce the acceptance of an invitation from Equestrian Australia to compete in a Trans-Tasman Young Rider Test to be held at the Waratah Show Jumping World Cup, Sydney NSW 17th – 20th August 2023.

We are seeking expressions of interest from riders who would like to be part of this self-funded teams event.

Hosts Equestrian Australia will provide accommodation for the 4 riders and 1 Chef d’Equipe plus some meals. Selected riders will be responsible for all flights to Sydney – Australia, transportation during the time in Australia and personal incidentals.

The Trans-Tasman Young Rider Challenge is an annual event that has traditionally been a gripping battle between the nations, it was last contested in NZ in January 2023 where Australia claimed a narrow victory.

A team of four riders will travel to Australia to compete in the test, which will be held indoors and on borrowed horses.  The ESNZ Jumping selectors will select the team.

Event: NZ vs Australia Trans-Tasman Young Rider Test on borrowed horses in an indoor arena.

Where: Sydney Show Jumping World Cup 17th – 20th August 2023.

Team size: A team of 4 riders, plus a Chef d’Equipe

Event type: Young Rider event on borrowed horses

Rules: Competition run under EA Jumping Rules Art 279 and Art 264

Class Height: 1.20m

If you would like to be considered for this team please check that you meet the eligibility criteria contained in the selection criteria document and submit your expression of interest in email format, outlining your eligibility in relation to the criteria, by 12pm Thursday 13th July to [email protected]  

Click here to view the full selection criteria