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Kiwis Get Tick for Paris

It’s official – New Zealand will be represented across showjumping, dressage and eventing at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. The FEI and NZOC have confirmed individual spots for New Zealand in showjumping and dressage, alongside the eventing team who qualified earlier. The individual slots...

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Sixty and Ready to ‘Take on the Big Boys’ . . . Again

It’s been a while between drinks for 2004 Olympian Matthew Grayling but currently he’s in the throes of packing up his horse and gear to head offshore and chase some big titles. The 60-year-old Taranaki dairy farmer is one of a number of top Kiwi riders heading Stateside this month. His...

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Excited to be Heading Stateside

Olympic eventing hopeful Monica Spencer is giving it her all in an effort to make the New Zealand Olympic Games team for Paris. Monica flew out yesterday to the United States with husband Andrew and two-year-old son Gus on a fun family adventure with a real high performance twist. They’ve...

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US Beckons for Beatson and Edgecombe

Two of New Zealand’s top showjumpers are heading Stateside with the hopes of making a New Zealand Nations’ Cup team at the CSIO4* in Florida next month. Olympian Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke) and HP Squad rider and FEI World Cup (NZ League) Series winner Brooke Edgecombe (Waipukurau) and...

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Shuffle in HP Squads Highlights Depth

The depth of horses and riders continues to build across the disciplines and that makes ESNZ high performance general manager Jock Paget very happy. “It is always challenging in horse sport as you need the horsepower at the right age and stage to meet the criteria but the pathway is fluid...

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Wordley’s Winning Ways

It’s been another cracking weekend but busy for US-based Sharn Wordley. Competing at the Wellington Equestrian Centre in Florida, Sharn and Brin d’or De Haute Melen Z were ninth in the $50,000 FEI CSI3* qualifier and went on to finish 11th in the $150,000 FEI CSI3* Grand Prix, which was...

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Kiwi Jumpers Flying Across the Globe

New Zealand’s offshore based showjumpers are finishing 2023 on a high with some solid results at the weekend. Leading the charge was multi Olympian Bruce Goodin who with his Tokyo mount Backatorps Danny V was seventh in the PKO Bank FEI World Cup 1.55m Grand Prix in Poznan, Poland. It was a...

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ESNZ Endurance High Performance Update December 2023

                The Endurance HP Team is working hard to create a robust and positive framework for the future of Endurance HP. It is an incredibly exciting time for the sport, and we know there are many athletes interested in its progress. Currently, the quality of the program is the...

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Calling for Talent ID Squad Applications – Dressage, Jumping and Eventing Squads 2024

The ESNZ High Performance programme is calling for applications for the Talent Identification (ID) Squads in the disciplines of Dressage, Jumping and Eventing for 2024. The Talent Identification squad is an opportunity for younger riders to be introduced to new skills that will help develop...

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Isobel Wessels Dressage Workshops – January 2024

Spend a day with Isobel Wessels, a renowned international 5* judge, grand prix competitor and NZ high performance coach. Isobel will be coaching some of the top NZ dressage combinations throughout the day and will provide a relevant summary after each lesson. Isobel will also spend time during...

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