Horse Power NEC Taupō NEC Christchurch


At Equestrian Sports New Zealand our core organisational values are:  Welfare of the Horse;  Integrity;  Excellence;  Unity;  Fair play;  Respect.  Here is how these values are applied to support the sector:

ADVOCACY – As part of a larger network, we regularly speak on behalf of equestrian sports in New Zealand, giving our members a stronger voice than can be achieved individually.

ARCHIVES – We have a comprehensive library that has archived our evolution and development from the original New Zealand Horse Society until today, for the sake of generations that follow.

BREEDERS – We have a working relationship with the main sport horse breeders and breed associations, so our riders have the best chances of success on horses that are fit for purpose.

COACHING – We encourage and support people into coaching programmes and achieving accreditation, and some have made coaching careers that take them all over the world. 

EDUCATION – We are members of the FEI (Fédération Equestre International) and share their online resources.   And we have a very large website featuring helpful and relevant topics.

EXCELLENCE – All of ESNZ’s staff are horse-lovers, and many of us ride.  We have a total commitment to our sport and to making sure members get excellent experiences too.

FACILITIES – Our National Equestrian Centres in Taupō and Christchurch are busy almost every weekend of the year, where Olympians like Sir Mark Todd and Blyth Tait MBE began their careers. 

GAME CHANGER – We strive to secure the future of equestrian, and the Sport NZ Strengthen & Adapt initiative enables us to strengthen the capability and capacity of equestrian.

HIGH PERFORMANCE – Our HP programme managers, selectors and support staff work with HP Sport NZ, the NZ Olympic Committee  and the FEI, so kiwis can excel on the world stage.

INCOME – We have secured and manage sponsorship and funding that offsets the cost of competition for members as much as possible.  We also oversee several Trust Funds.

LIFELONG ASSOCIATIONS  – We have lifelong associations with many organisations across the sector including an MOU  with the NZ Pony Clubs Association, and NZ Riding for the Disabled.

MEMBER BENEFITS – We have partners chosen for their strong focus towards supporting the needs of equestrians.  These include supporting key events, and providing service discounts. 

PORTAL – We support a website portal to HORSEREG that hosts your membership data, and information on riders, coaches, officials and horses who are registered with us.

RULES – We maintain regulations and act as custodians so that fair play exists for all, and we can provide a judicial process if required.  We also uphold rules for FEI events.

SOCIAL LICENCE – We inform the public with accurate information and maintain the profile of a sport that has huge benefits for kiwis and their equines – both physically and mentally.

TECHNICAL DELEGATES – We provide a hub for technical delegates, judges, stewards, technical officials (incl. FEI and Clean Sport testers).

VOLUNTEERS and Organising Committees work closely with us to deliver safe and healthy competitions, achieved through the willingness and support of our wonderful volunteers.

and our arena of value provides an overview of what we do: