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Meet the ESNZ Eventing board members. 

ESNZ Eventing Board

Marg Evans

Board Member – Elected (Chairperson)
Phone: 027 4477358
Email: [email protected]

Margaret has been involved with eventing for many years as a committee member of Eventing Canterbury, being a former Chairman and current FEI Event Director, as well as being a parent to riders. She has been a Board member for ESNZ Eventing for 4 years and is well aware of the challenges and rewards of the sport. Outside of eventing, Margaret was employed as a scientist in endocrinology at Christchurch Hospital for 30 years with a specialist research interest in reproduction in mares. During this time, she was a member of a number of national and international scientific committees, and is currently a Board member of the NZ Equine Research Foundation, and the NZ Equine Trust. She is married to Bruce Taylor, an equine veterinarian who is also involved in the sport and is an FEI vet.

Raewyn Eastwood

Board Member – Appointed (Deputy Chair)

[email protected]

ph 021 021 223 23

As a life time fan of eventing Raewyn is delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the development of Eventing as a board member.  Raewyn’s professional career of 20+ years spans a broad management skill set of consulting, strategic planning, project, programme and change management and she describes her passion as building an organisation’s capability through it’s people. Raewyn started eventing in her thirties at the grassroots level and has involved herself with Eventing Wairarapa’s organising committee, running clinics and serving as Cross Country Convenor.  Raewyn was highly successful in raising the funds for the build of the new cross country courses when they moved to their current home ground at Clareville. Raewyn lives with her family and horses on a lifestyle block in Palmerston North.

Graham Fox

Board Member – Elected
Phone: 0277828794
Email: [email protected]

Graham is a rider from Northland where together with his wife Janet they run their dairy farm and breed sport horses. An active member of the Eventing Northland Committee which runs the horse trials at Barge Park, Graham was elected to the Board in July 2018. 

Jane Callaghan

Board Member – Elected

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 021331682

Clive Long

Board Member – Elected

Phone: 021300782

Email: [email protected]

Having spent many years of my life involved with horses and the sport of Eventing I am looking forward to contributing further as a member of the ESNZ Eventing Board.  My interest in horses started as an 8 year old riding on my family farm in Rongotea, then as a Pony Club kid in the 1960s.  It was rekindled when my daughter started riding 15 years ago and now I am proud to be the oldest groom on the circuit.  This alongside my volunteer work for Eventing Wellington over the past 10 years in various capacities, most recently as a Cross Country Course Builder, has given me a keen interest in the future of Eventing in NZ. My business background is in hospitality and adult education. 

Maree Burnett

Board Member – Appointed
Phone: 021 206 8647
Email: [email protected]

Maree has governance and management experience in a range of not for profit organisations, including other national sports organisations. She lives on a lifestyle property north of Christchurch with her family and horses. She has previously enjoyed low-level eventing and retains a keen interest in the sport. 

Leonne Jones

Organising Committee Representative

Phone: 027 2388006

Email: [email protected]

Rosie Edwards

Organising Committee Representative

Phone: 027 444 7760

Email: [email protected]

Outside my professional life I have been interested in horses from an early age. When my children became involved with Pony Club and Eventing in 2008 I became heavily involved in equestrian sports, in both a formal governance capacity and informal roles. I have a strong sense of purpose, and ability for getting things done. I am able to communicate in a clear manner. I have good leadership skills and enjoy working collaboratively. I respect and value people from all backgrounds.

Being part of Wellington Organising Committee (OC) has meant I have been interested in how events are run and the people involved. I believe I am in a good position to create and maintain effective relationships with people on other OCs around New Zealand, canvassing their views and representing their interests on the ESNZ Eventing Board.

ESNZ Eventing Rider Representatives

Bundy Phillpott

North Island Rider Rep
021 084 57727
[email protected]

 

Lydia Truesdale

South Island Rider Rep
027 3355284
[email protected]

Lydia Truesdale is an event rider from Christchurch, South Island. She’s an equestrian by day and journalist by night and is also the secretary for the Eventing Canterbury Organising Committee. 

Lydia grew up attending Geraldine (South Canterbury) and View Hill (North Canterbury) Pony Clubs and competed at many NZPCA Eventing and Show Jumping Champs, now she competes up to 4* Eventing and dabble in Dressage and Jumping around this. Lydia took on the role of South Island Riders Rep as she knows how important it is for the North and South Islands to work together for the betterment of both riders and the sport on a national scale. “Kirsty Sharapoff has done a super job as SI Riders Rep and I have big shoes to fill. I I’ll do my best to use my experience as a competitor and on the organising committee to build on the work Kirsty and ESNZ have done and I look forward to working with the board in achieving this.”