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Mastering the Art of Sports Parenting

Are you a rider's parent? Check out this one hour webinar from Sport NZ "Mastering the art of sports parenting" Wednesday 21 April 7.30-8.30pm featuring special guest, Professor Camilla Knight. Camilla, is an internationally renowned expert in the space of parental influence in youth sport, and...

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Jumping Show Dates Applications Now Open

The Jumping Show Dates applications are now open for 2021-2022 Season.  We would also like areas/shows to include their preferred dates for 2022-2023 season as part of this process. For more information click here ESNZ Jumping Team 14 April 2021

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Stepping Back from Illustrious Career

One of New Zealand’s highest ranked FEI course designers is calling time on a very rewarding career. The Glistening Waters and ESNZ Series Finals Show will be Gerrit Beker’s last big event. The retired Tauranga civil engineer is quick to add he will still be available as a technical...

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Double Success for Matangi and Polly

Antonio Matangi is still pinching herself after winning two show hunter crowns and placing runner-up in a third. “It is pretty surreal to be honest,” she says. “I have no words to describe how I am feeling!” The 23-year-old from Levin has never won a series before but she and...

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Gentle Giant Wins Junior High Points

At the start of the year Molly Pike thought she would give up show hunter . . . but when the season drew to a close, she and Zig Zag had won the Gyro Plastics Junior High Points Series. “It’s very cool,” said the 16-year-old from Cambridge. “I bought a horse who didn’t turn out ....

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Vollie Victorious in Grand Prix Series

Tegan Fitzsimon was the queen of cool as she rode Windermere Cappuccino to her second ESNZ Horse Grand Prix Series. As happy as she was to take the win, after placing second in a hotly-contested class, her preparation has a longer game feel about it. “Everything is about working on...

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Long Roadie all Worthwhile

A very challenging season turned into an awesome one for Kumeu rider Emily Twort who won the Petticoat Lane Performance Horses Adult Show Hunter Equitation Series. But Emily’s season could have been so very different. Her top horse Cameo KSNZ was out for two months with a nasty abscess...

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Hazel’s Way to Take Series

It couldn’t have been closer in the ESNZ Show Hunter Junior Equitation Series but in the end it went to Hazel Jones and Sancho. The 15-year-old from Wellington just edged out Lauren Mitchell (Kumeu). The two both had 12 wins apiece but Hazel took out a higher placing than Lauren in the...

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Small Mare One for the Future

A feisty, sharp and very promising youngster has convincingly taken out the East Coast Performance Horses Five-Year-Old Series. Cortaflex Giulia MH and Melody Matheson (Havelock North) took the series before the final, finishing 18 points ahead of Amy McMullan (Timaru) aboard Pure Cascade....

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Blossoming Horse Takes Seven-Year-Old Series

Rose Alfeld was happy to tick the box of her big goal for the year with her “big softie” Eye Catcher NZPH, in winning the Matthews Hanoverians Seven-Year-Old Series. The 17.2hh chestnut gelding, who is by Kannan and out of a Mr Blue mare, had much of last season off so Rose says she had...

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