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Annual General Assembly

About the ESNZ Annual General Assembly

The ESNZ Annual General Assembly acts as a platform for discussions, voting on any major decisions of ESNZ and the governance of the sport and is also an opportunity for you to meet and talk with people governing your sport in person.

The business which must be transacted at the AGA includes:

  • The Annual Report of ESNZ
  • Items of business of which notice has been given under Article 20.1.b
  • Election of the President and the Vice President
  • Appointment of the Auditor
  • Any alterations to the ESNZ Constitution

Each discipline is entitled to Nine Voting Delegates.

At this stage we request that attendance is limited to members of the ESNZ Board, Delegates, Staff, and invited guests.

Notice of the 72nd ESNZ Annual General Assembly 

Notice of the 72nd Annual General Assembly of Equestrian Sports New Zealand is hereby given to all ESNZ Board, ESNZ Discipline Boards and Members:

Date:                     Thursday 21st September 2023

Venue:                  James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, 147 The Terrace, Wellington


9.30am – 11.00am

Strengthen and Adapt workshop for ESNZ Board, ESNZ Discipline Boards / Delegates and Staff.

11am – 11.30am

Morning Tea

11.30am – 12.30pm

Annual General Assembly – Discussion and proposed Adoption of the new Constitution.



1.30pm – 2.30pm

Annual General Assembly – Formal Business, including approval of the audited accounts.

The AGA will consider formal business including the approval of the audited annual accounts, any Honorary Life Memberships to be conferred as well as consider the proposed draft changes to the ESNZ Constitution.

Any resolutions and general business must be with the ESNZ Chief Executive no later than 5pm on 11th August 2023 and can be forwarded by email to [email protected]

Nominations are now open for the positions of President and Vice-President of ESNZ.  Nominations for President and Vice-President must be with the ESNZ Chief Executive no later than 5pm on 15th August 2023.  This is slightly less notice than usual.  The reason for this is that in navigating our way toward the intended adoption of a new constitution we have realised that we must still allow for the possibility that it is not adopted. The new constitution does not continue the roles of President and Vice President.  To allow for all possibilities, we must still seek nominations for these positions. The situation is unusual, and we apologise for this timing issue.

Please note that if the new Constitution is adopted at the Annual General Assembly, the role of President and Vice-President will no longer exist.

Nomination Form for the role of President 

Nomination Form for the role of Vice-President 

ESNZ looks forward to welcoming Members to the Annual General Assembly.  The AGA is an opportunity for you to meet and talk with people governing your sport in person, so please take the opportunity to come along and be involved.  To register your attendance, please email [email protected] for catering purposes.