Welcome to Equestrian Sports NZ – we are delighted to have you along for the ride. Now that you’ve made the decision to become a member of this fabulous world of equine sports we hope you will have every success. ESNZ is made up of Jumping and Showhunter, Dressage, Eventing, Endurance and Para-Equestrian.
A wise man once said that a good rider can hear his horse speak to him but a great rider can hear him whisper. The privilege of having a partnership with a horse is a very special part of our sport that other codes simply cannot offer.
You are only one part of the equation – you can’t compete without your horse and therefore it is always in your best interest to take special care of them and their welfare.
Whether you choose to be involved as a volunteer, an official, a parent, an introductory competitor or someone who wants to make a business out of your love for equestrian, there is a lot to find in our membership guide and on this website.
We deliver great competitions and events through our own area groups and organising committees as well as partnerships with other organisations such as NZ Pony Club, the Riding for the Disabled, the Royal Agricultural Society and Horse of the Year.
If you need something or want to ask us questions please do not hesitate to contact us, the membership services team is extremely focused on delivering solutions and answers to any queries. If they can’t help you they will know who can.
Whether you plan to be just having fun or competing at the highest level, please take care, ask lots of questions and be a fair competitor. There will be trials and tribulations – make your come backs stronger than your setbacks – and have a lot of fun!
Dana Kirkpatrick – ESNZ General Manager
At ESNZ we take safety very serious, so we have a section on the website dedicated solely to Health and Safety, including: