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Dressage High Performance Programme

About Dressage High Performance

The new Dressage High Performance Programme established in January 2023, consists of the High Performance squad and the High Performance Futures squad which supports those combinations tracking towards the World Championships and the Olympic Games.

The High Performance Potential squad recognises talented athletes who are capable of and aiming to produce high performance horses for future championships, albeit that their current horsepower may not yet meet the High Performance Selection Criteria

The Performance Programme consisting of the Talent Development and Talent ID squads is about introduction, exploration and development of the skills, learnings and experience and targeted at younger, upcoming athletes.


The High Performance squad will be formally reviewed (and announced) at least twice annually, although riders may be added or removed (informally) from the squad during the year.   In making such selection, the Selectors will take account of the Selection Statement, Selection Pre-requisites and the Requirements while on Squad.

High Performance Selectors (HP, HPF, HPP, TD, TID)

  • Margs Carline
  • Justine Kidd 
  • Barbara Chalmers

Support Team / Staff

Dressage High Performance Manager

Penny Pearce
Cell:  0274727810
Email: [email protected] 

ESNZ High Performance General Manager

Jonathan (Jock) Paget
Cell: 021 744 851
Email: [email protected]

ESNZ High Performance Operations Manager

Warrick Allan
Ph: 04 499 8994
Cell: 027 244 5214
Email: [email protected]

ESNZ High Performance Operations

Eliza Johns
Cell: 021734829
Email: [email protected]