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Equestrian Sports New Zealand


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Roadshow for ESNZ and non-ESNZ Members

UPDATED 18 September 2023

The Roadshows are now well underway as Equestrian Sports NZ continues a nationwide programme funded by Sport NZ to boost recreation among participants and athletes across all sports.ย  ย They are being held at eleven locations across Aotearoa New Zealand, co-ordinated by Equestrian Sports NZ National Development Manager Ashra McAvinue.ย  The Roadshows are listed below.

[Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Tauranga, Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne, Wellington, Manawatu, Taranaki and Wellington workshops successfully completed]

Rangitahi/younger riders (10-24) are encouraged to join in all our events. In particular, come to our Roadshows in Canterbury and Southlandย  where we will be joined by Samantha Jones our Community Development Manager-Youth and Coaching.ย  These have been noted below (YOUTH REP):

Please note that we need to close registrations the day before each Roadshow in order to confirm catering and numbers.ย 

Register for the events below:ยย 

Nelson/Tasman @ Trafalgar Park Pavillion, Nelson
Evening workshop 7-9pm, Tuesday 19th September

Marlborough @ Marlborough RDA, Blenheim
Morning workshop 11.30am-1.30pm, Wednesday 20th September

Canterbury @ Dunstan Fiber Fresh NEC McLeans Island, Christchurch
Evening workshop 7-9pm, Tuesday 17th October (YOUTH REP)

Canterbury @ Dunstan Fiber Fresh NEC McLeans Island, Christchurch
Morning workshop 9.30-11.30am, Wednesday 18th October (YOUTH REP)

Register for the events below:ย

Otago/Southland @ Wingatui Otago Racecourse, Dunedin
Evening workshop 4-6pm, Tuesday 24th October (YOUTH REP)

Otago/Southland @ Gore TBC

Greymouth/Hokitika/West Coast @ West Coast Events Centre, Greymouth
Evening workshop 7-9pm, Monday 30th October


If you are unable to join us face-to-face please join our online evening workshops on 7th and 14th November

The Strengthen and Adapt team will also be at Equifest at the Fibre Fresh National Equestrian Centre in Taupล from 13-15 October.

If you would like more information on the ESNZ Roadshows please contact [email protected]. or [email protected].


NZSSSC Interschools Teams Championships are here!

The excitement is mounting and we have more riders than ever before!ย  Over 100 schools have entered in this year’s Interschool Champs.ย  There are some spectacular prizes and fun events this year, including the Hobby Horse teams freestyle dressage evening and the Dunstan Bingo & Pizza Nights.ย  Change the Rein and Leg Up will be looking for displays of great sportsmanship from our younger riders who will receive a special Change the Rein prize pack.ย  And a team in each island will win a beautiful Canter for Cancer Sportsmanship Award Trophy Rug to be awarded to each member.ย  Plus supporting our young riders and giving back to the sport is the Evoevents Best Performed Rider Award.ย  Follow the action on our Facebook and Instagram pages from 28-31 August at the Dunstan Fiber Fresh NEC, McLeans Island and the Fiber Fresh NEC, Taupo.ย  ย More under ourย  YOUTH PROGRAMMES section.ย  See you there!ย 

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High Performance

The mission of the High Performance Programme is to operate a world-leading High Performance System which produces repeatable and sustainable success at the Olympics and World Championships that both inspires kiwis and marks us proud.