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ESNZ Honours

ESNZ Honours including, past and present Patrons, Presidents, Honorary Life Members and Lifetime Volunteers of the Sport.

ESNZ President

Current and past Presidents of ESNZ.

2016 – Present

Richard Sunderland

2012 – 2015

Chris Hodson

2008 – 11

Jennifer Millar

2005 – 08

Kevin Hansen

2002 – 05

Sir Ron Trotter

1999 – 02

Mr Cam McRae

1995 – 99

RA Ward-Smith

1991 – 94

WL Scott

1988 – 91

AWJ Hampton

1984 – 88

RA Hunter

1981 – 84

ND Matheson

1978 – 81

HH Morice

1975 – 78

Mrs M Dalley

1972 – 75

HW Beatson

1971 – 72

WR Warren

1967 – 71

GP Donnelly

1965 – 67

EM Williamson

1962 – 65

D Holden

1959 – 62

BG Rutherford

1956 – 59

WR Duncan

1950 – 56

RS Pilmer

ESNZ Patron

Current and past Patrons of ESNZ.

2014-present

Jennifer Millar

2007-2014

Tiny White

1992-2006

Ross W Gapes

1986-91

Mr Pat Donnelly

1985-86

Mr Richard Pilmer

1978-85

Mr Duncan Holden

1972-77

Sir Dennis Blundell

1967-72

Sir Arthur Porritt

1962-67

Sir Bernard Ferguson

1957-62

Viscount Cobham

1953-57

Sir Willoughby Norrie

 

Pilmer Plate

The Pilmer Plate was donated by NZHS for R.S. Pilmer and is awarded to a member who, throughout his or her career, has exemplified the highest ideals of good sportsmanship, through commitment, dedication and the pursuit of excellence as a horseperson and in service to Equestrian Sports NZ

Presented as the Patron’s Award and traditionally awarded at the Annual General Assembly.

From 1962-1995 the Plimer Plate was presented for puissance competition at the Horse of the Year show.

2019

Dr Peter Jarvis

2018

Maeve McLellan

2017

Merran Hain

2016

Marion Tylee

2015

Alan Hampton

2014

Peter Morris

2013

Not presented

2012

Leicester Jarden

2011

Jill Gould (Dressage & NEC Christchurch)

2010

Winston Churchill (Endurance)

2009

Kath Ward-Smith (Showjumping)

2008

Gus Meech

2006 – 2007

Not Presented

2005

Lesley Pease, Taupo

2001 – 2004

Not Presented

2000

David Goodin, Te Kauwhata

1999

David Graham, Tauranga

1997 – 1998

Not Presented

1996

Mrs Marion Donnelly, Hawke’s Bay

1995

Mrs Helen (Tiny) White, Otane

 

Honorary Life Members

Lord Willoughby Norrie – Patron 1953 – 1957, †
R.S. Pilmer – Patron 1985 – 1986, †
J.N. Lowry, †
A.G. Quartley, †
D Holden – Patron 1978 – 1985,
W.R. Duncan, †
B.E. Keiller – Treasurer 1950 – 1975, †
B.G Rutherford, †
Mr G.P. Donnelly – Patron 1986 – 1991, †
H.W. Beatson – President 1972 – 1975, † 2003
C. Bolgar – † 1998
A. R. Caro – † 2001
T.I. Casley – Secretary 1956 – 1987, Treasurer 1975 – 1987, † 2003
Mrs D.M. Crowther – †1999
Mrs R.D. Dalley – President 1975 – 1978, † 1998
Mrs G.P. Donnelly †
H.R. Dutton – † 1995
R.A. Hunter – President 1984 – 1988, †2013
N.D. Matheson – President 1981 – 1984
H.H. Morice – President 1978 – 1981, † 2003
H.V. Thompson – † 2006
Sir Ronald Trotter – President 2001 – 2004, † 2010
P.T. Williams – † 1998
A. Hampton – President 1988 – 1991
A (Gus) Meech – Director 1984 – 1996
W Scott – President 1991 – 1994
G Gilmour – † 2006
R Gapes – Patron 1991 – 2006, † 2008
J McCall – † 2010
C. McRae – President 1996 – 2001, † 2019
Jim Wright MNZM
Merran Hain QSM
Kevin Hansen
Bill Birnie
Ray Ward-Smith
Jennifer Millar  CNZM
Maxine Leigh
Michael Tucker †
Chris Hodson
Karen Trotter
Peter Morris
Sir Mark Todd
Wallie Niederer

† = Deceased

Chris Hodson Scholarship

The Chris Hodson Scholarship was established in 2015 in recognition of Chris Hodson’s outstanding service to ESNZ as an ESNZ Board Member from 1998 to 2015 and President from 2011 to 2015.

The Scholarship was for $10,000 ($2,000 for the next five years) to be awarded to an aspiring New Zealand FEI Official.  The first scholarship was awarded in 2016.

The purpose of the scholarship is to support the development of a dedicated New Zealand Official who is deemed to have potential and aspirations of being promoted to a higher level FEI Official.  The scholarship is also seen as a long-term investment into an official who ESNZ hopes will continue in their role for many years to come.

The Scholarship is to be used to support:

  • Funding of training for a New Zealand FEI Official to be promoted to a higher level FEI Official.
  • Funding to attend an international seminar / course or conference which will benefit the official and ESNZ.

Chris Hodson Scholarship Recipients

 

Year

Name

Official Status/Discipline

Training/Seminar/Course Attended

2016

Tony Parsons

National Head Veterinarian

FEI National Head Veterinarian Conference, Athens, 12-13 May 2016

2017

Kaye Williams

FEI Level 2 Jumping Judge

Course to upgrade to FEI Level 3, Sydney, Australia, December 2017

2018

Barbara Woolhouse

FEI Level 2 Eventing Judge

Rockingham, Houghton and Tattersalls International Horse Trials 2019

2019

Linda Warren-Davey

FEI 3* Dressage Judge

Course to upgrade to 4* Judge, Stuttgart, Germany, November 2019

2020

 

 

 

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