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Notification from the Endurance Board

The Endurance Board are conducting a Zoom meeting on Monday evening (9th December) to discuss the 2020 FEI Endurance rules. Discussion will be around the effects these rules will have on our sport in New Zealand and what actions that will be proposed to the members following the...

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Message from the Endurance Board

We would like to thank Vicki Glynn for her hard work on our behalf at the FEI General Assembly held recently in Moscow. ESNZ and EA were at the forefront of getting some amendments made to the proposed rules and these have resulted in some of the rules being more palatable to small countries...

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Seeking National Board Members x 2

Equestrian Sports NZ has two vacancies for appointed members on its board.  The vacancies have come about by rotation. The board has advertised the positions as per the constitution and is seeking applications from people with experience in financial management, communications/marketing or IT...

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Badminton Horse Trials 2020 Travel Package

Is Badminton Horse Trials on your horsey bucket list of events to attend? ESNZ has partnered with the House of Travel Christchurch City to bring you exclusive packages to some of the best equestrian events in the world. As part of New Zealand’s largest travel company, the House of Travel...

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2019 FEI Elections and Appointments Confirmed

The FEI Annual General Assembly is currently underway in Moscow, Russia. Today saw the many FEI Appointments and Committees confirmed with some of our very own being appointed to key roles. Chris Hodson was the fourth (out of 8) to be appointed to the FEI Tribunal on a three year term until...

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FEI Adopts Protective Headgear Requirement for All Riders

Dressage riders must wear protective headgear at all times, in the show ring and out, at FEI events as of January 1, 2021. Delegates from national federations voted favorably today for the general rule change affecting all ridden disciplines, during the annual General Assembly of the...

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Horses being Exported from NZ will soon be required to be Micro-chipped

From 1 December 2019 all horses being exported from NZ will be required to be micro-chipped. This is an MPI directive and will be checked by Assure Quality.  Assure Quality also has the capability to insert microchips during their on farm inspections.  If you are unsure about the requirements...

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“King of horsewalkers” – special offer for a limited time

What is the very best present you can give your loved ones for Christmas? A MK self-assembly horse walker of course! And you’ll GET A GIFT – a fleece blanket for every pusher gate you order before 30 January 2020. Order now in time for Christmas! Molenkoning -“the king of...

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Natural Next Step for New Chair

Lynda Clark says she is humbled and honoured to take up the appointment as new chair of the ESNZ board. The Canterbury-based businesswoman has long been involved with many aspects of equestrian and through dressage has spent three years on the ESNZ board, been on the Dressage New Zealand board...

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Blustery Conditions at Scotts Ferry

The final in the series of three beach/training rides was held under slightly blustery conditions but everyone enjoyed themselves. This time we had 100% completion which was pleasing for all involved. Later tides meant a slightly later start with the 40 km riders heading out at noon rather than...

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