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Dressage NZ Bulletin Issue 35 out Today !

Issue 35 of the Dressage NZ Bulletin. A fabulous weekend read celebrating the people in our sport and what to look forward to Read about the new tests, start planning your season, decide your goals    

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FEI Update to Hind Boot Rule

The FEI Jumping Committee has decided that the previously authorised eQuick hind boots eUp model, with the purple plastic insert designed to prevent the fastener that wraps around the boot from exerting pressure on the back of the tendon, will no longer be allowed as of 1 January 2019. This...

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Surreal the Real Deal

The blokes call it “a couple for the battlers” but the rest know it was a show for classy grey mares at the Taupo Christmas Classic. Tim Myers (New Plymouth) steered his lovely dapple grey Surreal to the win in the Spark King Country Taupo Classic 1.4m CSI1*, backing up his mate Fraser...

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Mama Mea!

Christmas came early for Gisborne farmer Fraser Tombleson when he and his homebred mare Mea I topped a far more fancied field to take the honours in the fourth round of the FEI World Cup New Zealand League in Taupo this evening. The 27-year-old was one of just two to go clear from 18 starters...

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Junior Rider Selected for Taipei

In a unanimous decision from the selectors, Leeshelle Small has been selected to represent New Zealand in the Third Asian Equestrian Federation Junior Jumping Championship in Taichung from the 9-12 November 2018. Aria Small will attend as the Chef d’Equipe.   This is a borrowed...

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Will Maximus Live up to His Name for Briar?

Briar Burnett-Grant is very happy with the horse she has drawn at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires and she’s hoping his name will be a good omen. The 18-year-old from Taupo will compete aboard Maximus – go back eight years to when Briar won her first-ever Grand Prix aboard Mighty...

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Buenos Aires-Bound Briar Ready for Games

  Briar Burnett-Grant is having sleepless nights but it’s about excitement rather than nerves. The Taupo 18-year-old leaves tomorrow (Wednesday) for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. It’s been a goal for years and with the final count-down finally on, she is beside...

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FEI Proposed Dressage Rule Changes for 2019

2019 FEI Rule Proposals This link is to the proposed FEI Dressage rule changes for 2019. These changes will apply to all competitions run under FEI rules in NZL.  NF NZL uses FEI tests at many events but these are run under ESNZ Dressage rules Dressage NZ has a policy to follow the FEI rules...

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Hello D’Ottie and Sarah Wilkinson pass first horse inspection in Ermelo

Sarah Wilkinson and the six year old Jazz mare Hello D'Ottie have passed the first test - the horse inspection at the Longines |FEI WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for young horses.  They will compete in the first six year old class at 4.11pm GER time on Friday (Saturday 2.11am NZL...

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NZL Adopts 2018 FEI Dressage Tests for National Competitions

With 2018 approaching fast, we finally have confirmation of the new FEI tests, which will from 1/1/18, impact on our events. These are downloadable from the FEI website: http://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/organisers/dressage/tests Adoption of the 2018 version of the FEI tests is...

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