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Feeling Good with GP Win

By Diana Dobson  Elmo Jackson has been knocking on the door of victory with his Australian import Dr Feel Good for a while, and finally today, it all came together at the Auckland Alltech Show Jumping Championships with a win in the Dunstan Horsefeeds and EquiFibre Horse Grand...

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Beatson Best at Masterton

By Diana Dobson  Maurice Beatson can’t complain about his team as he heads to the business end of the season. Yesterday at the Masterton A&P Show, he and Mandalay Cove notched their third win from four starts in the Dunstan Horsefeeds and EquiFibre Horse Grand Prix. “It’s not too...

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Kiwis Fly to Victory in Nations Cup

New Zealand showjumpers notched an historic win this morning with victory in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi.   Childhood mates Samantha McIntosh, Bruce Goodin, Richard Gardner and Daniel Meech stole the show after a heart-stopping jump-off...

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Sam Stars for Kiwis in Abu Dhabi

Samantha McIntosh’s superb run continues, with a fourth and a seventh overnight at the CSIO5* in Abu Dhabi.   “I am extremely happy with my horses today,” said McIntosh. “Both were stars.” Estina placed fourth in the 1.45m speed class, with Check In 2 seventh in the 1.60m...

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Brougham Ticks Final Qualifier Box for WEG

Rio Olympian Julie Brougham and her German import Vom Feinsten today picked up her final necessary FEI World Equestrian Games qualifying mark making her eligible for selection.   Brougham and Steiny scored 69.913% to take out the CDI3* FEI Grand Prix at the Bates NZ Dressage...

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NZ Chefs Announced for WEG

ESNZ has announced the Chef d'Equipe’s for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games.   Wendy Hamerton has been announced for dressage, Graeme Thom for eventing, Susan Reid for endurance and Helena Stormanns for show jumping. All are currently well entrenched in their respective...

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Jumping Rider’s Rep Nominations Now Open

  Nominations are now open for the role of Rider’s Representative on the ESNZ Jumping Board. All nominees please send a CV to Bailey McCormack: jumpnews@nzequestrian.org.nz by 5pm Sunday 4th March.    Purpose of Rider’s Representative:  To achieve and contribute to...

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ESNZ Office Closure 11.00am Friday 16th Feb until Monday 19th Feb at 10.00am

The ESNZ office will be closed from 11.00am tomorrow (Friday 16 February 2018) to allow the staff to move office.   We aren’t going far – just down the road to 22 Panama St in Wellington.   Earlier this year Sport NZ, who we currently share office space with, decided to move...

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Scorching Start for In-Form McIntosh in Abu Dhabi

Samantha McIntosh has had a cracking start to competition at the CSIO5* in Abu Dhabi overnight, finishing eighth in both the opening classes.   “What a start! My horses were both great today,” said McIntosh. “It is a big step up from our quiet winter break. There are still a few...

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Bella and Brainy Take Taihape

By Diana Dobson Isabella Harley never dreamt she would win a grand prix, but she headed home a quality 16-strong field to take the honours at the Taihape Area 61st Annual Showjumping Championships aboard her imported mare Brainy G. “I never thought we would win one,” said the...

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