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Sam Stars for Kiwis in Abu Dhabi

Samantha McIntosh’s superb run continues, with a fourth and a seventh overnight at the CSIO5* in Abu Dhabi.   “I am extremely happy with my horses today,” said McIntosh. “Both were stars.” Estina placed fourth in the 1.45m speed class, with Check In 2 seventh in the 1.60m...

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NZ Chefs Announced for WEG

ESNZ has announced the Chef d'Equipe’s for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games.   Wendy Hamerton has been announced for dressage, Graeme Thom for eventing, Susan Reid for endurance and Helena Stormanns for show jumping. All are currently well entrenched in their respective...

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Scorching Start for In-Form McIntosh in Abu Dhabi

Samantha McIntosh has had a cracking start to competition at the CSIO5* in Abu Dhabi overnight, finishing eighth in both the opening classes.   “What a start! My horses were both great today,” said McIntosh. “It is a big step up from our quiet winter break. There are still a few...

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We’re on the Road to WEG

New Zealand is looking to send perhaps one of its biggest ever teams to the FEI World Equestrian Games in the United States this year.   Potentially there will be representatives in eventing, showjumping, endurance, dressage – perhaps more exciting is that there could be teams in each...

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FEI World Equestrian Games 2018 Volunteer Management Programme

The FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 Volunteer Management Programme is in the "Scope Phase" and receiving enquiries from prospective WEG volunteers.   Submitting an online enquiry is the first in a sequence of steps required to complete a volunteer application. The additional steps can be...

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Daines Bags Opportunity of a Lifetime

Andy Daines got the best ever birthday present just before Christmas – a call to offer him a job with world class eventer William Fox-Pitt. “Who else can put their hand up and say their lead up to Badminton was with William who has won it so often,” says Daines.   It’s all been...

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5* Nations Cup Call Up for Kiwis

New Zealand has been invited to the CSI5* Abu Dhabi – Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of United Arab Emirates. It’s the first time the Kiwi showjumpers have had the call-up to the event, which is being held February 14-17, at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort. Samantha McIntosh...

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Inspiration Drawn from a Busy Year

A year into his job as ESNZ high performance eventing manager, Graeme Thom feels comfortable with how the team is developing and confident with his plans for the coming year. It’s been a big first year in the job – he was appointed in January but felt he should step back in April when an...

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Plenty of Talent Tagged in New HP Eventing Squads

The 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games will very much be front of mind for the five Olympians named in the ESNZ High Performance Eventing Squad. Britain-based riders Blyth Tait, Tim and Jonelle Price and Sir Mark Todd, along with Matangi domiciled Clarke Johnstone remain on New Zealand’s...

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Positive Future with Wide Interest in Chefs Sessions

ESNZ has held the first of its chef d’equipe training sessions. Applicants from across the disciplines attended the sessions, held in October and November, for those keen to put their names forward to be chefs of the future. The first session was led in Hamilton during Equidays by Rob...

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