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Twenty Years since Epic Win by NZ Endurance Team

Kevin James, John Stevenson, Jenny Hearn, Alan McCaughan   This December marks the 20th anniversary of New Zealand’s team gold medal win at the Endurance World Championship. The event was held in Dubai, despite the World Equestrian Games being held in Rome in October of that year. WEG was...

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Christmas Comes to Showjumping Canterbury

A large number of competitors got into the Christmas Spirit with Christmas Carols and costumes at the Showjumping Canterbury Christmas Cracker Show held over three days at the South Island NEC McLeans Island. Beautiful conditions and most importantly calm and sunny weather welcomed the first...

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Superstars of Tomorrow Crowned at Young Horse Champs

It’s billed as the biggest showcase of New Zealand’s young showjumping talent and today, the East Coast Performance Horses National Young Horse Show lived up to its reputation. Champions were crowned across the four, five, six, and seven-year-old age groups, with a record 480 combinations...

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What a Weekend for Sam Felton

It was so nearly a perfect weekend for Matangi’s Samantha  Felton who scooped a win and two placings with her horses but fell in the water on the fourth one. In the Honda International 3 star competition Sam took the title on Ricker Ridge Divine Right with a rise through the field over...

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Exciting Potential in FPR Programme

It has been a positive year across all of ESNZ eventing squads according to performance leader Penny Castle. The ESNZ Eventing Future Potential Recognition Squad (FPR) may only be just over a year old but already those driving it are seeing massive improvements from the riders...

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Marlborough FEI Event a Success

ESNZ Endurance’s 2018-2019 FEI Series got off to a start with the beautiful Seddon CEI2* event, hosted by the Marlborough club.  The ride went wholly over the Yealands’ and Pernod-Ricard’s vineyards at Seaview, with breath-taking views over the sea to the North Island, and the Awatere...

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Eventing in the Spotlight with New Rules Kicking In

As the clocks tick over to herald a new year on January 1 it will mark the start of a new era for international eventing – one which has a stronger focus on horse welfare, introduces a new category system, and shows less tolerance to bad or inappropriate behaviour from riders. The rule...

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Puhinui – The Pinnacle of Spring Eventing

The Puhinui International Three-day Event this coming weekend is the last event of the New Zealand spring season, and earns bonus points in all the ESNZ Eventing series. Riders from throughout the country aspire to participate in this prestigious event on the iconic Puhinui Reserve,...

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Kohuratahi Annual Endurance Ride

Last weekend saw riders heading to Kohuratahi Club for and for some it was the first time along the forgotten highway to Whangamomona.  It’s always a great ride (I am biased) very friendly relaxed atmosphere. Saturday saw 13 riders in the 40km event, the weather was overcast and a little...

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Adventure Ahead for Tayla Mason

It’s full steam ahead with a fantastic opportunity in front of young Kapiti Coast rider Tayla Mason – Tayla’s off to the UK for two years, where she’ll be working for none other than Jonelle and Tim Price at Mere Farm. Tayla, who has a particularly consistent record across all...

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