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Chris Paston Appointed as NI Dressage Selector

Dedicated Hawke’s BayDressage Official & Volunteer appointed as North Island Selector  Chris Paston’s outstanding contribution to Dressage was recognised in 2019 when she was awarded the Kaye Fissenden Memorial Trophy. But her already impressive list of involvement,  has continued...

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Young Rider Team Named for August Trans-Tasman Clash

Equestrian Sports New Zealand have named an exciting team to compete in the Young Rider Trans-Tasman clash being held in Sydney next month. Two members of the January 2024 winning Young Rider Team have been selected again, they are South Islanders Johanna Wylaars (Christchurch) and Emma...

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Eventing AGM & Conference

ESNZ Eventing welcomed attendee's to the AGM & Conference on Saturday 6th July at the Rydges Auckland. This was preceded on Friday 5th with an evening together celebrating the ESNZ Hall of Fame awards. Eventing was in the spotlight with Greenacres Special Cavalier winning the ESNZ...

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South Island Julie Brougham Adult Camp Applications Open

The South Island Julie Brougham Adult Development Camp Selwyn Equestrian Centre, Christchurch: 6 – 8 September 2024 Applications considered on a first in and paid basis so don't delay getting your application in.  Dressage NZ and the Development Committee are excited to host the camp...

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Mura Love Elected as Dressage NZ Judges Officer

At the recent Dressage Conference & AGM, Mura Love was elected unopposed as the National Judges Officer & Board Member for  a three year term.   Mura is  of  Ngati Porou descent and whakapapa to the hapu Ngati Konohi of Whangara on the East Coast near Gisborne, currently based...

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New FEI Judges Make the Grade – Part 2

Adaleen Griffith at Land Rover Horse of the Year 2024 - Photo by Kampic   This is Part 2 of our series spotlighting our brand new FEI Level 1 Judges that have recently upgraded and their journey to get to this point.  After completing a 3 day course to become a  National Level 3E...

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Helen Hughes-Keen Awarded Fissenden Trophy

  Helen Hughes-Keen (Wellington) - 2024 Winner Fissenden Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Dressage  Helen has contributed to the sport in many ways including: A competitor up to Grand Prix level on Fetterman ESNZ Dressage Performance Coach Became a Selector in 2001 & then...

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Dressage – Nominations Are Open for the 2024 Edition of the Livamol NZL section of the FEI Dressage World Challenge

NZL riders have a great Zone & World  record in this competition  Nominations are now open for the Livamol 2024 NZL competition to be held at Manfeild Park on 26/27 September in conjunction with the Central Districts Kiwi Arena Rakes Premier League event on 28/29 Nominations close on...

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Jumping & Show Hunter Conference & AGM Wrap Up 2024

The 2024 Jumping and Show Hunter Conference and AGM in Auckland saw a record turnout.   This year attendees enjoyed interactive sessions including Strategic Planning for the growth of the sport, Dates Card planning and Area Updates from each Delegate.   Key Decisions are...

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Aachen Challenging for Kiwi Combos

It’s been a bit of mixed bag for the Kiwis competing in dressage and eventing at CHIO Aachen in Germany overnight. In the dressage, Melissa Galloway and Windermere J’Obei W placed eighth in the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle with a score of 72.465%. The class was won by Julie Mendoza Loor...

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