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A Year of Change, Challenges and Growth

It’s been a crazy few years for eventer Jock Paget and while his WEG plans are not quite as he had hoped, he’s still in a great place. Late in 2016 he and wife Tegan moved back to New Zealand after six years in the UK. They bought a property in Reporoa where they have done extensive...

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Todd, WEG and his World of Horses

There’s a palpable pause on both ends of the phone when Sir Mark Todd floats the notion this could be – if he is named – his last FEI World Equestrian Games. The 62-year-old quickly backs that comment up by saying he has been known to change his mind before. “But I can’t keep...

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DRESSAGE WEG ONE IN TWENTY RAFFLE ON SALE NOW

WEG ONE IN TWENTY FUNDRAISING RAFFLES - TICKETS ON SALE 11 June to 2 July ️🦄 Dressage NZ is proud to announce that tickets are now available for the 'WEG One in Twenty Fundraising Raffles', with 3 separate raffles taking place with 200 tickets available for each, giving you a one in...

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Thom Left Buoyed After WEG Test Event

New Zealand’s eventing high performance manager and chef d’equipe for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games Graeme Thom looks back on a test event that has left him buoyed by what may be. He has also recently attended a chefs meeting where there was discussion and plenty of information...

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North Island Future Stars Features World Games Campaigners at Taupo NEC

Day one of a fabulous four days of dressage gets underway at the Fiber Fresh Taupo NEC at Rapids Rd on Thursday. The new indoor stadium will be up and running at daybreak with arena familiarization at 7am for the Way to WEG CDI Grand Prix horses followed by the Young Horses. The CDI trot up will...

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World Class Team Behind Events

Farrier Andrew Nickalls, an integral part of Eventing Team New Zealand, is an award-winner himself. Several times he had won the award for best shod horse, including at Burghley with Ringwood Sky Boy and Tim Price.   “It is an absolute honour and privilege to have a small little part...

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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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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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