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Welcome to Officials in Equestrian Sports, a crucial and rewarding role in our competitions and events.  This section provides you with information and guidelines on how to become an Official, the role and the pathways, along with some helpful resources for Officials to make use of.  There are also more specific requirements for each of our Disciplines at the bottom of the page.

Workshop for Officials and Volunteers

Thanks to everyone who took the time to attend the workshop we held on 25 September, prior to our AGA.

Workshop notes can be found here

Officials have a vital role to play in all Equestrian Sport competition – from Grassroots right through to International level.

To become an ESNZ Official, you first need a passion for the sport, and, in particular, a desire to see the sport run at a level playing field with horse welfare always at the forefront.

ESNZ have a database of over 750 qualified, active Officials, over the five disciplines, with almost 200 being qualified FEI (International) officials.

The Official Word, our official’s newsletter, can be downloaded below:

Incident Reporting

All incidents should be recorded, either by using (preferably) the online incident report form at the following link or by completing a manual form.