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Officiating is a great way to be involved in our sport from grassroots through to international events.

How to become an Eventing Official

All the information you need to know about becoming an official within the sport and working your way up through the pathway.

Upcoming Seminars

ESNZ Eventing seminars are open to all current Eventing Officials, (including Technical delegates, Course Designers, Stewards, and XC Judges). Riders, NZ Pony Club Officials and anyone else interested in becoming an Eventing Official are also welcome to attend.  Please note there is no charge to attend these seminars.

Upcoming National Seminars in 2020 – 2021

Canterbury October 2020

DATE: 10-11 October – course walks will be done on Saturday of the event throughout the day. Classroom session on Saturday evening, seminar will finish off on Sunday

VENUE: McLeans Island – NEC ChCh

Register via email [email protected] 


Northland Autumn 2021

DATE: 9 April 2021

VENUE: Barge Park


FEI Seminars
Puhinui International Three Day Event – 11-13 December 2020 – under review by the FEI due to Covid travel restrictions

Guide to Cross Country Course Design 

This Guide is not just for course designers but is intended to support all Officials in understanding the cross country test and design of cross country courses. It is not a rule book nor is it a stand-alone document, rather it is to be used as a supplementary document alongside the official ESNZ Eventing documents and the ESNZ Eventing Officials Education programme.