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Consistency rewarded in Eventing Super League
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Consistency is the name of the game in any series, and consistency sees Samantha Felton top the standings in the ESNZ Eventing Super League following the Puhinui International Three-day Event, which marks the end of the spring eventing season and the halfway stage in the series. Read the review by Virginia Caro. more info...


Superstars of Tomorrow Crowned at Young Horse Champs
Sunday, December 9, 2018

It’s billed as the biggest showcase of New Zealand’s young showjumping talent and today, the East Coast Performance Horses National Young Horse Show lived up to its reputation. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Hardy Eventers brave Tough Conditions at Rotorua
Sunday, November 25, 2018

Relentless rain resulted in many withdrawals prior to the cross-country phase of the Bay of Plenty Horse Trials on Sunday, with most of those who did run their horses treating the very wet conditions with due respect and riding accordingly. Report by Virginia Caro. more info...


Equestrian Toasted at Opening in Taupō
Friday, November 23, 2018

The future of New Zealand’s equestrian was toasted by some of the nation’s sporting leaders today with the official opening of the National Equestrian Centre’s new international-standard indoor arena in Taupō. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Eventers heading to Rotorua in Numbers
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Bay of Plenty Horse Trials at Rotorua this coming weekend is well situated to attract competitors from throughout the North Island, with valuable points to be earned in five of the six ESNZ Eventing series. Preview by Virginia Caro.
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Just Kidding Nabs Second on 4* Debut
Sunday, November 18, 2018

Amanda Pottinger knows that finishing second in her first CCI4* competition is nothing to sneeze about . . . but what does irk her is that she and Just Kidding had four rails down in the showjumping. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Just Kidding leads Adelaide
Saturday, November 17, 2018

It’s been a challenging cross country day for the Kiwis at the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event but as the dust settles, Amanda Pottinger and Just Kidding are at the front of CCI4* field. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


NZ chasing Back to Back Victories at Adelaide CCI4*
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New Zealand eventers make up nearly a third of the field for this week’s Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event in Adelaide. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Taupo turns it on for Eventers
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Conditions were ideal for eventing at the National Equestrian Centre over the weekend, with neither rain nor wind to mar the good going, and riders able to benefit from the excellent cross-courses produced by the team of designers at all levels. Report by Virginia Caro.
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Ups and Downs at Arran Station Horse Trials
Monday, October 29, 2018

The rain which was forecast for the region over the weekend, but did not arrive, was a mixed blessing for the Dunstan Horsefeeds sponsored Arran Station Horse Trials, with a number of top riders electing to withdraw before Sunday’s cross-country at the Silver Fern Farms property at Takapau, due to the hard ground. Report by Virginia Caro. more info...


France Foray for Four Kiwis
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Kiwi eventers Jesse Campbell, Tim Price, Andy Daines and Caroline Powell are chasing CCI4* glory this week at the Les 4 Etoiles de Pau in France.
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Aarts and Annie Ace It at Horse GP at Northland Area GP Show
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Brayden Aarts is reaping the rewards of his three months winter training in The Netherlands. He and LT Holst Aunty Annette headed home a small but quality field in the Equissage Horse Grand Prix class at the Northland Area GP Show in Whangarei at the weekend.
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PREVIEW - First Eventing Super League Of North Island Season
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Central & Southern Hawkes Bay Eventing host the first North Island leg of the year long ESNZ Eventing Super League at their annual spring horse trials this coming weekend, 27/28 October. Sponsored by Dunstan Horsefeeds, the popular event takes place at Arran Station, the Silver Fern Farms property at Takapau.

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More Magic from Mel
Monday, October 22, 2018

Melody Matheson and Graffiti MH were too good for the rest of the field in the ESNZ Premier League Horse Grand Prix at the Wairarapa Showjumping and Show Hunter Labour Weekend Championships in Masterton. more info...


Tootill Takes WC Opener
Friday, October 19, 2018

Lily Tootill and Ulysses NZPH have laid down the challenge for the rest of the nation’s top jumpers who are keen to chase honours in the New Zealand World Cup League which got underway this afternoon at the Hawke’s Bay Royal A&P Show in Hastings. more info...


Top NZ Jumpers chasing World Cup Points at Opener
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

New Zealand’s premier jumping series gets underway tomorrow (Friday) at the Hawke’s Bay Royal A&P Show in Hastings. The New Zealand World Cup League is part of an international series that culminates at the Longines Jumping FEI World Cup Final in Goteborg (SWE) in April where the best from each league around the globe go head-to-head.
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Kiwi Jumpers Notch Best-Ever Effort on Day One at WEG
Thursday, September 20, 2018

It’s been a stellar start for New Zealand’s jumpers at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in North Carolina where Daniel Meech, Sam McIntosh, Bruce Goodin and Sharn Wordley have had the most successful day ever for the Kiwis. Report by Diana Dobson from WEG
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Kiwi Jumpers Through at WEG for Individual
Thursday, September 20, 2018

New Zealand jumpers Sam McIntosh and Daniel Meech are through to the second round of competition at the FEI World Individual Jumping Championships at the World Equestrian Games in North Carolina. Report by Diana Dobson from WEG.
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NZ Qualifies for Tokyo Olympic Games
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

New Zealand has qualified an eventing team for the Tokyo Olympic Games today after finishing seventh at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in North Carolina. more info...


Price Perfection on Cross Country Day at Worlds
Sunday, September 16, 2018

New Zealand’s golden couple of eventing proved their worth today at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in North Carolina. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Price Produces the Goods at WEG
Saturday, September 15, 2018

World number two eventer Tim Price is the best of the Kiwis at the end of the dressage at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in North Carolina. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


NZ Eventers Have Great Start at WEG
Friday, September 14, 2018

It has been a day of dressage for New Zealand riders at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in the United States. Report by Diana Dobson from WEG
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World Champs Throw it all at Kiwis
Thursday, September 13, 2018

It’s been a day of highs and lows for the New Zealand team at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in North Carolina with the endurance ride cancelled mid-run and the eventers poised to give it their all as competition gets underway tomorrow. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Andrew Hoy Australian Flag Bearer at WEG Opening Ceremony
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Eventing legend Andrew Hoy has been given the honour of carrying the Australian flag at the opening ceremony at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina. Report by Jo McKinnon, Equestrian Australia. more info...


Kiwis Amped and Ready for Business as WEG Opened
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

New Zealand’s first representatives at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games will step into the competition zone tomorrow with the 160km endurance ride. more info...


Aussies name WEG Jumping Team
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Equestrian Australia (EA) is pleased to announce its Jumping Team for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, USA, next month. Report by Jo McKinnon, EA Media Contact
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Olympians Named in NZ Showjumping Team for WEG
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

It’s Olympians all the way in the New Zealand showjumping team for the FEI World Equestrian Games announced by Equestrian Sports New Zealand today. Story by Diana Dobson. more info...


Takapoto Estate Show
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Set amongst a beautifully landscaped 600 acres on the shores of Lake Karapiro, this brand new show aims to emulate the style and sophistication of European events. In attendance will be Olympians, World Championship representatives and members of the New Zealand showjumping team who recently made history in winning the Longines FEI Nations Cup in Abu Dhabi, including Samantha McIntosh. more info...


Kiwis Fly to Victory in Nations Cup
Saturday, February 17, 2018

New Zealand showjumpers notched an historic win this morning with victory in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi. Childhood mates Samantha McIntosh, Bruce Goodin, Richard Gardner and Daniel Meech stole the show after a heart-stopping jump-off between New Zealand and Ireland. It is the first time New Zealand has won a Nations Cup in showjumping. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


The Sweet Smell of Victory for Rose
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Rose Alfeld finished the season as she started – at the top of the Bayley’s Real Estate FEI World Cup leaderboard.
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Glynn Appointed to FEI Committee
Sunday, December 3, 2017

Equestrian Sports New Zealand now has representation within the international governing body of equestrian with the appointment of secretary general Vicki Glynn to the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Audit and Compliance Committee. Glynn, a former chief executive of ESNZ, joins previous president Chris Hodson who sits on the FEI Tribunal.
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Super Nova the Superstar
Friday, November 24, 2017

Rose Alfeld’s dream showjumping season continued tonight with a victory in the inaugural EQUITANA New Zealand Open Grand Prix.
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Super Nova the Superstar
Friday, November 24, 2017

Rose Alfeld’s dream showjumping season continued tonight with a victory in the inaugural EQUITANA New Zealand Open Grand Prix.
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Equitana Auckland Quinella & Main-Events Leaderboard
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Awesome! Courtney Fox picked two Quinellas this last weekend and shot up from 2 points on the leaderboard to 14 points - now well within reach of leader Emma Buckingham on 21 points. With 20 more points up this coming weekend, the Super Ticket & $250 worth of entries on Main-Events is still wide open.
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Mighty Morrison Masters Mystery Creek WC
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Samantha Morrison and the bucky Biarritz were in a class of their own in the Bayleys Real Estate FEI World Cup Qualifier at the APL Showjumping Waikato Festival of Jumping at Mystery Creek yesterday. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Win Big With Fun New Competition
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

There’s an exciting new reason to follow the junior and amateur rider classes this season thanks to a partnership between Main-Events and EQUITANA Auckland. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Cream of Crop Chase World Cup Opener Honours
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The nation’s best showjumpers are Hawke’s Bay bound this week for the opening round of the Bayleys Real Estate New Zealand league of the FEI World Cup Series. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Andrew Nicholson to Headline EQUITANA Auckland
Friday, May 12, 2017

The biggest name in the world of eventing will be the superstar at EQUITANA Auckland. Andrew Nicholson is heading home, with his wife Wiggy and children Zach and Lily, for the first time in years to be part of the inaugural event. more info...


Titles for Thomas Siblings
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tristan and Claudia Thomas may not have been at the series final show, but they certainly made their mark. The siblings from Rotorua jointly won the Gyro Plastics Junior High Points Series aboard Trudi Duncan’s Kinnordy Go Girl, with 18-year-old Tristan also taking out the ESNZ Junior Rider Equitation, and Claudia placing fourth. The two were also reserve to Chloe Hansen (Opiki) in the ESNZ Open Horse High Points. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Back to Back Crowns for Hansen and Enja MVNZ
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Chloe Hansen found herself in an unusual situation heading into the ESNZ Open Horse High Points class at the series final. The Opiki rider was chasing the title for the second consecutive year on Enja MVNZ, but she had to finish in the top three to take the series. Report by Diana Dobson from Glistening Waters. more info...


Sweet Victory for Cappuccino
Monday, April 3, 2017

The hard work has all paid off for Olivia Adams who with Sweet Cappuccino won the Aniwell Category C Show Hunter High Points Series. The 13-year-old has had Bounce since she was four, and was over the moon to secure the series title. Report by Diana Dobson from Copthorne Solway Park Glistening Waters & Jumping Series Final Show. more info...


Watson Waits on Rest of World
Monday, April 3, 2017

Emma Watson is ruing four faults in the fourth and final round of the Spark FEI World Children’s Challenge today. The in-form rider, with her roany pony Fun House still claimed the overall win for the second consecutive year for the New Zealand leg of the international class but she now faces an agonising wait while the rest of the world post their results. Report by Diana Dobson from the Copthorne Solway Park Glistening Waters Show & ESNZ Jumping Series Final Show. more info...


Top Riders Toasted at Series’ Final Show
Sunday, April 2, 2017

Te Awamutu teen Emily Hayward-Morgan is the toast of the Glistening Waters and ESNZ National Series Final Show after scooping three series crowns. The 17-year-old won the FMG Young Rider Series, the Bayleys Real Estate Horse Grand Prix Series with AP Ninja and the East Coast Performance Horses Five-Year-Old Series with Delicious HM. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Series’ Crowns Up For Grabs in Masterton
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

All roads lead to Masterton this week for the Glistening Waters 2017 Equestrian Sports New Zealand Jumping Series Final Show. The show, one of the highlights on the annual equestrian calendar, features the finals of all the national showjumping and show hunter series class which run throughout the season. Preview by Diana Dobson. more info...


Tootill Aces Olympic Cup
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Young Karaka rider Lily Tootill couldn’t have asked for better preparation for her upcoming trip to Australia, lifting the prestigious Olympic Cup at the Horse of the Year Show in Hastings today with the only double clear of the class. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Show continues despite rain
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Torrential rain and flooding at the Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds has not dampened spirits at the Horse of the Year Show in Hastings, even for those camping on the grounds. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Morris Lauded for Services to Equestrian
Friday, March 10, 2017

Equestrian stalwart Pete Morris was this evening recognised for his huge contribution to the sport at the 2017 Cape Kidnappers’ Horse of the Year Hall of Fame Awards Cocktail Party. Diana Dobson reporting from the Horse of the Year Show.
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Miss Right on the Money
Friday, March 10, 2017

Hayley Morris landed in New Zealand with one aim in mind . . . to win the Ultra Mox Lady Rider of the Year Crown at the Horse of the Year Show. Report by Diana Dobson at HOY Show. more info...


'Fire Breathing Dragon' wins Seven Year Old Title
Friday, March 10, 2017

Melody Matheson never doubted for a minute that Graffiti MH would win the Dunstan Nutrition Seven-Year-Old Horse of the Year crown at HOY. Diana Dobson reports from the HOY Show.

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Willis Rolls to Victory in Norwood Gold Cup
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A couple of weeks ago William Willis didn’t even think he would get his home-bred horse Dollar Roll MS to the Horse of the Year Show . . . today they won the historic Norwood Gold Cup. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Thousands Descend on Hawke’s Bay for Horse of the Year Show
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

All roads lead to Hawke’s Bay this week for the most prestigious equestrian event in New Zealand which gets underway today. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Aussies Take Test but Kiwis Claim Final Day
Sunday, January 29, 2017

A final day victory for the Kiwis in the Trans Tasman Young Rider Test at the Larsen Sawmilling Showjumping Championships in Gisborne was not quite enough to give New Zealand the overall win, but it certainly made the defeat all the more palatable. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Laurie Bags Sixth World Cup Series Win
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The queen of New Zealand showjumping showed all her class today winning her sixth Country TV FEI World Cup Series with victory in the final round. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Nail-Biting Finish Beckons for NZ World Cup Final
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

It would be a brave person to pick the winner of the Country TV FEI World Cup (NZ series) Final, being hosted on Sunday at Woodhill Sands in Auckland. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Ronald Reigns at Dannevirke
Sunday, January 8, 2017

Lily Tootill spent the last day of her teenage years beating some of the biggest guns in New Zealand showjumping, with a stunning victory in the penultimate round of the Country TV World Cup (NZ series) in Dannevirke this afternoon. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Penultimate Round for World Cup Hopefuls
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

It’s step up time for New Zealand’s top showjumpers as they head into the penultimate round of the Country TV World Cup (NZ series) in Dannevirke this weekend. Report by Diana Dobson
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Nation’s Top Showjumpers prepare for World Cup Final
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

International showjumping returns to Auckland in January for the Continental Cars Audi World Cup Festival at Woodhill Sands. more info...


Kapi Stars at Christmas Classic
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Natasha Brooks kept a cool head to guide her former racehorse Kapattack to victory in the Country TV World Cup Premier League at the Fiber Fresh Christmas Classic in Taupo this evening. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Biarritz Bags Second World Cup Win
Saturday, December 3, 2016

A little pep talk from trainer Jeff McVean proved just the ticket for Sam Morrison in the Country TV World Cup round at the Feilding A and P Show last night. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Sparky Sails to Home Ground Win
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Dunstan Casebrooke Lomond lived up to his name today in the Bayley’s Real Estate Horse Grand Prix at the APL Showjumping Waikato Festival of Jumping at Mystery Creek. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Victory for McNaught-McFarlane in Second World Cup Round
Sunday, November 6, 2016

Helen McNaught-McFarlane and her quirky grey Polish import Carnutelabryere were in a class of their own today, winning the second round of the Country TV FEI World Cup (NZ series) at the APL Showjumping Waikato Festival at Mystery Creek. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Solid Field Lines up for World Cup at Mystery Creek
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Lucy Fell is chasing back to back wins this weekend when she lines up in the second round of the Country TV FEI World Cup (NZ series) at the APL Showjumping Waikato Festival at Mystery Creek. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


All About Eve at Woodhill Sands
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Katie Laurie showed every bit of her international experience today, slicing and dicing corners and turns to take the win today in the Bayleys Real Estate Horse Grand Prix at the Fiber Fresh Grand Prix Jumping Show at Woodhill Sands. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Beatson Bags Quinella
Monday, October 24, 2016

Long time campaigner Maurice Beatson bagged a quinella today in the Country TV Premier League at the Dunstan Horsefeeds Wairarapa Showjumping and Show Hunter Championships in Masterton. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Former Racehorse Comes Good to Take Opening World Cup Round
Friday, October 21, 2016

Lucy Fell caused a bit of an upset this afternoon when she won the opening round of the Country TV World Cup (NZ) at the Hawke’s Bay A and P Show in Hastings. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Sparky Stars at Gisborne
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Katie Laurie is so fond of the Gisborne A and P Show that she drove there twice this weekend . . . and it paid dividends. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Hayard-Morgan - Talk of Equestrian Sport NZ Series Finals
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Te Awamutu teen Emily Hayward-Morgan is the talk of the showjumping fraternity after waltzing away with an unprecedented three series titles at the Equestrian Sports New Zealand Showjumping and Showhunter gala awards dinner last night.
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Brit Bags Olympic Cup at HOY
Sunday, March 6, 2016

Helen McNaught-McFarlane made history today as the first British rider to the Olympic Cup at the Farmlands Horse of the Year Show in Hastings, while Rio hopeful, dressage rider Julie Brougham notched another Australasian record with her musical freestyle. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Tony the Pony of the Year
Saturday, March 5, 2016

Ally Carson’s season just keeps on getting better. The 15-year-old from Putaruru and Tony the Pony this afternoon headed home a hotly-contested Farmlands Pony of the Year class at the Horse of the Year Show in Hastings. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Brougham Sets The Bar High at HOY
Friday, March 4, 2016

Dressage rider Julie Brougham took a huge step towards Rio today after victory in the CDI FEI Grand Prix and notching what is believed to be a New Zealand record at the Farmlands Horse of the Year Show in Hastings. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Laurie Five Times a Lady
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Katie Laurie added a fifth Lady Rider of the Year crown to her cabinet today after a nail-biting jump-off at the Farmlands Horse of the Year Show in Hastings. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


A Noble Inductee
Thursday, March 3, 2016

The elder statesman of New Zealand dressage was last night honoured with induction into the Horse of the Year Hall of Fame in Hastings. Bill Noble, who has won five HOY titles on three different horses, and remains the only one to have won three consecutive Dressage Horse of the Year crowns, received his award from last year’s inductee Katie Laurie. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Norwood Gold Cup Heads South
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Olivia Robertson has drawn first blood for the South Island, winning the Norwood Gold Cup at the Farmlands Horse of the Year Show in Hastings today. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Olympic Cup in Olympic Year Arkins’ Goal
Thursday, February 25, 2016

James Arkins has unfinished business at the Farmlands Horse of the Year Show.
The 24-year-old Aussie raider is already making his presence felt on this side of the Tasman, winning both of his starts amongst some pretty smart company in Auckland and Hamilton. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


All Arkins Way at Woodhill
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Aussie raider James Arkins is warming up for the Farmlands Horse of the Year Show in the best way possible . . . by winning. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Beatson the Master at Masterton
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Maurice Beatson claimed the Equissage Horse Grand Prix as his own at the Masterton A and P Show on Sunday. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Thousands enjoy Inaugural Riding with the Stars in Hamilton
Friday, February 12, 2016

Rio dressage hopeful John Thompson danced his way to victory at the inaugural Riding with the Stars in Hamilton tonight while honours in the showjumping went to the Australians . . . riding New Zealand bred horses. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


HOY 2016 Gearing Up For A Cracker
Monday, February 8, 2016

Entries have closed for the 2016 Farmlands Horse of the Year Show and numbers are up on last year. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Quinella For Malcolm at Woodhill
Sunday, February 7, 2016

Cambridge horsewoman Rachel Malcolm was just aiming for “nice” clear rounds with her horses in the big class of the day at the Alltech Grand Prix Showjumping and Show Hunter Show at Woodhill Sands in Auckland today . . . instead she took the quinella. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Riding With The Stars to Set New Bar
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

There are just days to go before New Zealand equestrian entertainment heads into new territory with the inaugural Riding With The Stars show in Hamilton. Event director Andrew Hansen has enticed some of the very best dressage and showjumping combinations from both sides of the Tasman to compete, along with the Wilson Sisters of Keeping Up With the Kaimanawas fame on Friday and Saturday (February 12 and 13) at Claudelands Arena. more info...


CatWalk Trust To Benefit from RWTS
Monday, February 1, 2016

Riding With The Stars organisers didn’t have to think twice when choosing a charity to align with. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Aussies win the day but Kiwis take the Test
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Australian’s young rider team rallied today in the final of the Trans Tasman clash, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Kiwis claiming glory at the Larsen Sawmilling Showjumping Championships in Gisborne. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Top Aussies Keen to Compete at Riding With The Stars
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The chance to be part of an invitational that brought together some of the best combinations in the Southern Hemisphere was just too good to miss for top Aussie dressage riders Brett Parbery and Rozzie Ryan. more info...


The Ultra•Mox FEI World Cup Final
Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Ultra•Mox FEI World Cup produced plenty of drama at the Continental Cars Audi World Cup Festival at Woodhill Sands today with the leading ladies of New Zealand showjumping taking top honours. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Sunday Final for NZ’s Top Jumping Series
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The best showjumpers in New Zealand go head-to-head on Sunday for the
final of the Ultra•Mox FEI World Cup series. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Super Special Win for Former Race Horse
Sunday, January 10, 2016

It was third time lucky for ULTRA•MOX World Cup Qualifier winner Tash Brooks and her horse Kapattack today at the Central and Southern Hawke’s Bay Showjumping and Show Hunter Championships in Dannevirke. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Age Group National Crowns Decided in HB
Sunday, December 13, 2015

New Zealand’s age group stars have faced three full days of jumping to find the champions at the National Young Horse Show in Hastings today. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


International Officials Heading to HOY
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Two world class equestrian exponents are headlining at the 2016 Farmlands Horse of the Year Show, being held in Hawke’s Bay in early March. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Stars of the Future in HB for Champs
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Hawke’s Bay is equestrian central this weekend for the National Young Horse Show which showcases the stars of the future in showjumping. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Breezing In To Take Honours
Saturday, December 5, 2015

Katie Laurie and Dunstan Breeze made easy work of the latest Ultra•Mox FEI World Cup New Zealand class, with a double clear to take the win at the Feilding A and P Show. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Taupo Combo Take Grand Prix at Wellington Horowhenua Champs
Sunday, November 29, 2015

Helen McNaught-McFarlane and Carnutelabryere pulled off a handy double today at the Versatile Home and Buildings Wellington Horowhenua Showjumping Championships. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Esteban the Bomb at Woodhill
Sunday, November 29, 2015

Carissa McCall and Esteban MVNZ made their début in the premier league grand prix one to remember today at the Fiber Fresh Feed Premier Showjumping and Show Hunter Show at Woodhill Sands. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


RIDING WITH THE STARS - 12 & 13 FEB 2016
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Riding with the Stars is a new international equestrian event announced for the Waikato, right in the heart of some of New Zealand’s finest horse country and featuring one of the best line-up of international horses and riders to ever compete in New Zealand! Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Hometrack Advantage for Laurie
Sunday, November 8, 2015

Katie Laurie took every advantage of her home track, coming home victorious in the Equissage Horse Grand Prix at the APL Showjumping Waikato Festival of Jumping today. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Two From Two for Akers
Sunday, November 8, 2015

Lucy Akers nabbed her second grand prix win in as many weeks today at the Manawatu A and P Show in Feilding. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Akers and Tinapai Bag First World Cup Win
Sunday, November 1, 2015

It’s taken five years but finally Lucy Akers has her first Ultra•Mox FEI World Cup (New Zealand Series) win aboard her off-the-track thoroughbred Tinapai. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Can’t Catch Carnutelabryere
Monday, October 26, 2015

Helen McNaught-McFarlane is on a roll. Report by Diana Dobson.
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First Start, First Win for Morrison in World Cup
Friday, October 23, 2015

Samantha Morrison’s decision to put a late entry into the opening round of the Ultra•Mox FEI World Cup New Zealand series today at the Hawke’s Bay A and P Show proved a winner for the 20-year-old from Tauranga. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Plenty of Competition in World Cup Opener in Hawke’s Bay
Thursday, October 22, 2015

The cream of New Zealand’s showjumpers line up on Friday in the opening round of one of the most important series in the nation. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


The Warrior Wins in Gisborne
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Seven hundredths of a second was all it took for showjuming veteran Maurice Beatson to take the honours in the Equissage Horse Grand Prix at the Poverty Bay A and P Show in Gisborne today. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Kiwis Miss Out on Rio Berth in Germany
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New Zealand showjumpers have just dipped out on qualifying for Rio at the CSI1* Olympic Qualifier in Hagen, Germany, this morning. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Kiwis Miss Out on Rio Berth in Germany
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New Zealand showjumpers have just dipped out on qualifying for Rio at the CSI1* Olympic Qualifier in Hagen, Germany, this morning. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


NZ Jumpers Bid to Qualify for Rio
Monday, August 24, 2015

New Zealand’s hopes of having a showjumper at the 2016 Rio Olympics hang on a good result at Tuesday’s CSI1* Olympic Qualifier in Hagen, Germany. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Kiwi Showjumpers Named for Olympic Qualifier
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

There is plenty riding on the shoulders of former Olympians and World Champs representatives Bruce Goodin and Samantha McIntosh at the CSI1* Olympic Qualifier in Hagen later this month. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Big GP Victory to Laurie in Vegas
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Katie Laurie and Dunstan Kiwi Iron Mark are the toast of Las Vegas tonight after winning the $US75,000 Canadian Pacific Grand Prix. Report by Diana Dobson.

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Laurie and Iron Mark Switch Focus to Spruce Meadows
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Katie Laurie's World Cup dream ended today, despite a gallant effort from her gutsy chestnut Dunstan Kiwi Iron Mark. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Laurie and Mark fly Kiwi Flag High in Vegas
Friday, April 17, 2015

Katie Laurie and Dunstan Kiwi Iron Mark sit on 15 points heading into the next round of the 2015 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final in Las Vegas after a sterling effort today saw them take just a single rail to finish in 26th place of the 41 starters. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Lots on the Line for Laurie in Las Vegas
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Katie Laurie will tomorrow line up against some of the world’s best showjumpers at the Longines FEI World Cup in Las Vegas. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Exciting Day's Jumping to Wrap Series' Finals
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Olivia Robertson and Briar Burnett-Grant continued their dream seasons with victory in the two big classes today at the Equestrian Sports New Zealand Series' Grand Final Show in Masterton today (Saturday). Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Series Champs Decided in Masterton
Saturday, March 28, 2015

It was quality over quantity on the opening day of competition at the Equestrian Sports New Zealand Jumping Series Grand Final Show in Masterton today. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Series’ Finals Attracts Top Combos From the Nation Over
Thursday, March 26, 2015

It’s the grand finale of New Zealand’s jumping season with the Trust House Glistening Waters Showjumping Championships starting in Masterton tomorrow (Friday). Report by Diana Dobson.
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Claudia Hay & Euro Sport Centavos win HOY titles
Sunday, March 22, 2015

Two imported German horses took the top titles on the final day of the Farmlands Horse of the Year Show in Hastings today. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Cammock Ready For Kentucky
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Emily Cammock made sure her first completion of the CIC3* at the Farmlands Horse of the Year Show was a winner today in Hastings, with her coast-bred grey Dambala. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


South Islanders Take Two Biggies at HOY
Friday, March 20, 2015

Claudia Hay added to a cracker day for South Islanders at the Farmlands Horse of the Year Show in Hastings tonight, winning the $50,000 McMillan Equine Feeds Silver Fern Stakes on her stunning black stallion Euro Sport Centavos. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Lisa Crowned Lady Rider of the Year
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lisa Cubitt can finally add one of New Zealand's most sought-after showjumping trophies to her cabinet with victory in the Ultra.Mox Lady Rider of the Year class at the Farmlands Horse of the Year Show in Hastings. Report by Diana Dobson.
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History-maker Laurie inducted into Hall of Fame
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Katie Laurie may just be the only person who didn't know she was being inducted into the PlusFour Horse of the Year Hall of Fame in Hastings tonight. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Hansens Honoured for HOY Work
Thursday, March 19, 2015

The 2015 Farmlands Horse of the Year Show is the last for organisers Kevin and Sue Hansen, and the stalwart couple were honoured at tonight's gala dinner. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Laurie wins Gold Cup at HOY
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Katie Laurie has had the perfect start to her Farmlands Horse of the Year Show. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Nothing Too Much Bother To Ensure Best of Footing
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Horsepower of a different kind made its debut in the Land Rover Premier Arena at the Farmlands Horse of the Year Show in Hastings this evening. Report by Diana Dobson.
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The Show will go on
Monday, March 16, 2015

The skies opened but it was goodwill that flowed at the Farmlands Horse of the Year Show in Hastings today. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Horse of the Year Show in Cyclone’s Path
Sunday, March 15, 2015

A briefing is about to start at the Farmlands Horse of the Year Show to ensure all people and horses at the Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds are safe as Cyclone Pam bears down on the region. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


A Week ‘Til HOY
Monday, March 9, 2015

There’s just a week to go before the first horse trots into an arena for the 2015 Farmlands Horse of the Year Show in Hastings. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Robertson’s Trio in Golden Form
Sunday, March 8, 2015

Olivia Robertson made her trip from the South Island well worth it, picking up wins and placings in several top classes at the Taranaki Equestrian Jumping Premier Show today. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Laurie scores Trio of Titles
Sunday, February 8, 2015

Katie Laurie’s season just keeps getting better. Report by Annie Studholme. more info...


Girls Rule in Grand Prix at Gisborne
Sunday, January 25, 2015

Katie Laurie and Bridget Hansen turned the Country TV Horse Grand Prix class into a four horse race at the Larsen Sawmilling Gisborne Showjumping Championships this afternoon. (Sunday). Report by Diana Dobson.
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Cheers Beetle
Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lisa Cubitt’s decision to head to the Wairoa A and P Show for the first time proved a winner today for both her and her horse Bates Amaretto MVNZ. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Emotional Win for Laurie in World Cup Series Final
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Katie Laurie pulled off a fairytale finish when she won the Ultra•Mox FEI World Cup New Zealand Series final at Woodhill Sands in Auckland today. Report by Diana Dobson.
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McNaught-McFarlane Claims Penultimate World Cup Round
Sunday, January 4, 2015

Helen McNaught-McFarlane may and her quirky grey Carnutelabryere are meant to be having a “learning year” but today took out the penultimate round of the Ultra•Mox FEI World Cup at the McMillan’s North Island Champs in Dannevirke. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Triple Header Bubbling at North Island Champs
Thursday, January 1, 2015

All roads lead to Dannevirke this week for the McMillan’s North Island Championships and the penultimate round of the Ultra.Mox FEI World Cup (NZ) series. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Rags to Riches Horse Wins First World Cup
Sunday, December 21, 2014

It seems patience and perseverance has paid off for Hikurangi horsewoman Vicki Wilson who won her first ever Ultra.Mox FEI World Cup class at the Fiber Fresh Taupo Christmas Classic. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


NZ Take Young Rider Crown at Champs
Sunday, December 14, 2014

New Zealand has won the Trans Tasman young rider clash at the Xtreme Performance Stallions National Young Horse Jumping Championships in Hastings today. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Titles and Glory on the Line at Young Horse Jumping Champs
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New Zealand’s best rising stars head to Hawke’s Bay this week for the Xtreme Performance Stallions National Young Horse Jumping Championships. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Laurie right on the Mark in WC Round
Saturday, December 6, 2014

Katie Laurie is on a roll, winning her second Ultra.Mox FEI World Cup Qualifying round in Feilding this evening. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Laurie In Fine Form at Woodhill Sands
Sunday, November 30, 2014

Katie Laurie and her team of horses dominated the Country TV Horse Grand Prix today at the Woodhill Sands Burmester Realty Show in Auckland. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Wilson Wins the Ribbon and Takes the Sweepstake
Sunday, November 30, 2014

Equestrienne mum of two Claire Wilson won more than just the red ribbon in the Country TV Horse Grand Prix at the Clarke and Co Wellington Horowhenua Showjumping Champs in Foxton today. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Locals Shine at Taranaki
Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tim Myers took every advantage of competing at his home track with a win and a place in two grand prix at two Taranaki events at the weekend. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Strong Young Rider Team Selected to take on the Aussies
Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Zealand has named an experienced young rider team to take on the Australians next month at the National Young Horse Jumping Championships in Hastings. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Special Win for Home Town Girl Laurie
Sunday, November 16, 2014

Katie Laurie may have won nearly every trophy going on the New Zealand showjumping circuit, but today she added a very special one to the cabinet when she took out the Ultramox FEI World Cup New Zealand at Mystery Creek. Report by Diana Dobson.
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More Success for Brian and McNaught-McFarlane
Monday, October 27, 2014

Helen McNaught-McFarlane’s golden run continued today, with another horse grand prix victory, this time at the HIREPOOL Wairarapa Area Show Hunter and Showjumping Championships in Masterton. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Red Ribbon for Blue in World Cup Opener
Friday, October 24, 2014

Bridget Hansen and her lovely home-bred grey showjumper Turn it Blue NZPH cruised to a stunning victory in the opening round of New Zealand’s Ultramox FEI World Cup Series at Hawke’s Bay on Show today. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Exciting Entries for World Cup Opener
Thursday, October 23, 2014

One of the most important series in the New Zealand showjumping calendar gets under way at Hawke’s Bay on Show on Friday. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Laurie All the Way at Equidays
Sunday, October 19, 2014

Katie Laurie underlined her class this weekend, winning both of the main horse showjumping classes at Equidays in Mystery Creek. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Toulon Too Good in Gisborne
Saturday, October 18, 2014

It may have been Toulon NZPH’s first grand prix, but the big Hawke’s Bay bred chestnut didn’t let that hold him back. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Second GP Win of Season for McNaught-McFarlane
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Helen McNaught-McFarlane is feeling right at home in New Zealand, particularly after notching her second horse grand prix win of the season. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Top Flight new Job for McIntosh
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Top New Zealand showjumper Samantha McIntosh’s shot at making the Rio Olympics just took a big step forward with news she has been appointed head competition rider for leading Dutch stable De Margaretha Hoeve. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Victory for Kiwi Young Riders in Aussie
Monday, October 6, 2014

New Zealand’s young rider team have triumphed in the Trans Tasman Challenge at the Australian Youth Show in Camden, South Sydney this afternoon. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Right on Mark for Laurie
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Katie Laurie has started the season in top form. Laurie – nee McVean – and the lovely Dunstan Kiwi Iron Mark (owned by June Berrington) were comfortable winners of the Country TV Horse Grand Prix at the Dunstan Rotorua Jumping Show in Taupo today. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Goodin to Jump for NZ at World Games
Monday, August 11, 2014

Bruce Goodin has been named as New Zealand’s sole showjumper at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in France this month. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Australian Jumping Team Takes Shape
Monday, July 14, 2014

2013 Australian Show Jumping Champion, Jamie Kermond and London 2012 Olympic team reserve, Amy Graham have satisfied the requirements of automatic nomination to the Australian Jumping Team for the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). EA Press Release. more info...


Mixed results for Australia’s Jumping Elite
Friday, July 11, 2014

Australia’s two round jumping nomination series continued overnight producing mixed results for riders vying for automatic selection to the Australian team for the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). EA Press Release. more info...


Australia’s WEG Jumping Nomination Series
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Australia’s two round jumping nomination series will come to a close this weekend at the Spangenberg (GER) CSI3* where three riders will go head to head for two positions on Australia’s team for the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). EA Press Release more info...


Kiwi Triumph in Germany
Monday, June 2, 2014

It’s been a great night for Kiwi equestrians competing offshore, with wins in Ireland and Germany to eventer Tim Price and showjumper Bruce Goodin. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Australia reveals its WEG Jumping shortlist
Sunday, June 1, 2014

Equestrian Australia is pleased to confirm two-time Global Champions Tour series champion Edwina Tops-Alexander as the first member of the Australian Equestrian Team for the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). Press release from Michelle Cook, Equestrian Australia. more info...


AUS Jumping Chef d’Equipe Announced
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Stevie Macken has been appointed Chef d’Equipe of the Australian Jumping team. Report by Michelle Cook, Equestrian Australia.
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Fraser Gets Nod for Youth Olympics
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Feilding showjumper Emily Fraser has some big plans to follow on from her nomination for the Youth Olympics in China. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Australians Jumping into action in Lyon
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The 2014 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final will boast a line-up which includes two of Australia’s leading riders, Edwina Tops-Alexander and Jamie Kermond. Report by Michelle Cook, Equestrian Australia.
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Sir Mark Todd will compete in the two star class
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

NRM Horse of the Year Show director Kevin Hansen has delivered on his promise to have an international star compete in the eventing with the news that Sir Mark Todd will compete in the two star class. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Australia Leads in Tri Nations
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Australia has taken an early lead in the Country TV Tri Nations at the NRM Horse of the Year Show in Hastings today (Wednesday). Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Dee-lightful start for Luke
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Luke Dee has had the dream start to his 2014 RM Horse of the Year Show in Hastings today (Wednesday), winning the very prestigious Norwood Gold Cup aboard his beautiful chestnut gelding Ombudsman. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Free Live Streaming from HOY Show
Monday, March 17, 2014

The 2014 NRM Horse of the Year Show is going live . . . live streaming that is, for those who can't be in Hawke's Bay at one of the biggest sporting celebrations in the Southern Hemisphere. Report by Diana Dobson more info...


Showjumping’s Holy Grail cancelled
Friday, March 14, 2014

Cyclone Lusi is already making her presence felt in Hawke’s Bay with the cancellation of Showjumping’s Holy Grail. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Oceania Equestrian Federation Unveils Logo
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Oceania Equestrian Federation’s (OEF) logo was released today by its founding members Equestrian Australia (EA) and Equestrian Sports New Zealand (ESNZ). - Press Release EFA
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All Roads lead to HOY in Hawkes Bay
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

This time next week the first ribbons will already have been presented at the 2014 NRM Horse of the Year Show in Hastings. Preview by Diana Dobson.
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World champion showjumper le Jeune will compete at HOY
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

One of the superstars of the world of showjumping is heading to Hawke’s Bay for the 2014 NRM Horse of the Year Show. In one of the biggest coup of recent years, reigning world champion showjumper Philippe le Jeune will compete at the show. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


McVean Aces $50,000 Grand Prix at Ride the Rhythm
Sunday, February 2, 2014

The class of Katie McVean was underlined this evening when she took the quinella in the $50,000 McMillans Equine Feeds Super Grand Prix at Ride the Rhythm in the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Quality all the way from Lambert at North Islands
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Jake Lambert is making up for a bit of a slow start to the showjumping season. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Briar Notches Mighty Win in Gisborne
Saturday, January 25, 2014

Briar Burnett-Grant cast aside self-doubt to win the FEI Children’s International Showjumping Competition this morning (Saturday) at the Larsen Sawmilling North Island Championships in Gisborne. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


North Island Titles Up For Grabs
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Some of the best horses and riders in New Zealand are heading to Gisborne this weekend for the Larsen Sawmilling North Island Jumping Championships. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


McVean and McIntosh Share the Spoils at WC Final
Sunday, January 12, 2014

It promised to be a battle of the ladies in the Bayer FEI World Cup final (NZ series) and Katie McVean and Samantha McIntosh didn’t disappoint at Woodhill Sands this afternoon. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


All On For Sunday’s World Cup Final
Thursday, January 9, 2014

It will be the battle between three of New Zealand’s top female riders in the final of the Bayer FEI World Cup (NZ series) on Sunday afternoon at Woodhill Sands. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Quinella for Katie
Sunday, January 5, 2014

Katie McVean has bagged her first Bayer FEI World Cup victory of the season at the central and Southern Hawke’s Bay Showjumping Champs in Dannevirke this afternoon (Sunday). more info...


Estina all class
Saturday, December 7, 2013

Samantha McIntosh may be an Olympian and a World Champs rider but her victory today in the World Cup at the Royal A and P Show New Zealand in Feilding is a first. more info...


Beatson on Song for start of World Cup Series
Friday, October 25, 2013

Dannevirke farmer Maurice Beatson is showing age is no barrier to victory with a win in the opening round of the Bayer World Cup New Zealand Series at the Hawke’s Bay A and P Show this afternoon (Friday). Report Diana Dobson. more info...


Beatson on Song for start of World Cup Series
Friday, October 25, 2013

Dannevirke farmer Maurice Beatson is showing age is no barrier to victory with a win in the opening round of the Bayer World Cup New Zealand Series at the Hawke’s Bay A and P Show this afternoon (Friday). Report Diana Dobson. more info...


World Cup Opener holds Plenty of Talent
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

There’s extra incentive to do well in the Bayer World Cup New Zealand Series which gets underway on Friday at the Hawke’s Bay A and P Show. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Claire Tips the Scales
Saturday, October 19, 2013

Husband and wife team Simon and Claire Wilson turned the Poverty Bay A and P Show horse grand prix on its head in Gisborne today (Saturday). Report by Diana Dobson.
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Tootill Cruises to Victory
Sunday, October 13, 2013

It may be early in the season, but Auckland teenager Lily Tootill is half way to achieving one of her biggest goals of the year after victory today in the FEI World Jumping Challenge at the Central Districts Showjumping and Show Hunter Champs in Foxton. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


FEI NZ Series World Cup Final hosted by Otago
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ride the Rhythm steps up another level for 2014 with the announcement that the FEI New Zealand series World Cup Final will be held as part of the February 1 show. more info...


Girls lead the way in Aussie - the Kiwi Report
Monday, September 23, 2013

The Kiwi girls have shone on the last day of competition at the Australian Showjumping Championships in Werribee. more info...


Australia take Senior Team Test
Sunday, September 22, 2013

It wasn’t a good day at the office for the senior New Zealand team competing in the 2013 Oceania Jumping Championships at Werribee. Story by Diana Dobson. more info...


Some bright spots in Aussie
Sunday, September 22, 2013

New Zealand’s young rider team may be out of the running, but Bridget Hansen and Olivia Robertson will this afternoon contest the individual final at the Australian Showjumping Championships at Werribee. The team finished a rather distant second to their hosts – Australia on 12 faults and New Zealand 32. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


McLeod scores first points in season opener at Otago
Sunday, September 22, 2013

Outram’s Janna McLeod has got the season away to a flying start, taking out the first Caledonian Amateur Rider of the southern jumping season at the Otago 1* Show Jumping Show at the Taieri Agricultural Park today. more info...


Australia names Jumping teams for Oceania Championships
Monday, September 16, 2013

Jumping prodigy Tom McDermott is set to strike twice at the Oceania Championships* (formerly known as the Trans-Tasman) happening at this weekend’s Australian Show Jumping Championships with the 20 year old today named a member of Australia’s senior and young rider teams. Press Release from Equestrian Australia, Michelle Cook more info...


McVean Shows the Way at Pukahu
Sunday, September 15, 2013

Katie McVean has started the new season in a way she hopes to continue, with a clutch of ribbons from her first outing at the one star Pukahu Show in Hawke’s Bay. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


One Win, One Loss
Sunday, September 15, 2013

New Zealand’s senior team has won an informal teams class at Sydney’s Spring Showcase of Showjumping today. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Sam leads the way for NZ Team
Saturday, September 14, 2013

13/9/2013: It’s been a great start for the Kiwis across the Tasman today. Both the senior and young rider teams competed at the Sydney’s Spring Showcase of Showjumping, with Samantha McIntosh (Cambridge) and Estina (owned by Lakeridge Equestrian) notching a win in the gold class of the day. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Bring it on!
Thursday, September 12, 2013

It’s countdown time for New Zealand Jumping Teams in Australia for the Oceania Championships test series this month. Preview by Diana Dobson.
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Late Invite Entry worth its weight in Gold
Monday, September 9, 2013

US-based Kiwi showjumper Sharn Wordley has finished third in the Zoetis $1 million grand prix at the HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties in New York bagging a $US120,000 third prize. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Kiwis ready to take on Aussies
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Excitement is building as the last of the New Zealand teams arrive in Australia in readiness for the official test in Werribee next month – the first time since 2005 the Trans Tasman Trophy has been contested on Australian soil. Preview by Diana Dobson. more info...


Australia’s equestrian stars make bold announcement
Saturday, August 24, 2013

A year out from the 2014 World Equestrian Games and Australian hopefuls have put the world on notice – the Aussies are coming. Press release from Equestrian Australia.
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Australia's Owners-Patrons Program
Thursday, August 15, 2013

John Winning has been appointed to Chair Equestrian Australia’s Owners-Patrons Program. EFA Press Release
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Taupo NEC Covered Yards Lease Scheme
Monday, July 22, 2013

A covered yard complex is to be built at the Fiber Fresh National Equestrian Centre, Taupo – with support being sought from ESNZ members by way of a seven-year lease scheme. Just in time for the Christmas Classic!!! more info...


Brisbane Royal Show cancels CSI1*-W
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Organisers of the Brisbane Royal Show (the EKKA) have advised Equestrian Australia that a CSI1-W* (World Cup Class) will not be run at this year’s show. - Press release by Michelle Cook, Equestrian Australia
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Kiwis to do Battle in Australia
Friday, June 28, 2013

New Zealand jumping selectors are hoping for a little out-of-season joy when senior and young rider teams take on the Aussies in official tests later this year. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


3 Trans Tasman Tests confirmed for Australia
Saturday, June 8, 2013

Equestrian Australia today revealed plans for a three test jumping series against Australia’s fiercest sporting rival

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Not Quite all Beatson's Way in Final
Sunday, April 14, 2013

Maurice Beatson wound out a brilliant season winning the Bayer Super League Series at the Equestrian Sports New Zealand Jumping Series Grand Finals in Feilding today (Sunday) but it was not quite all his way. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Honour, Glory and Crowns on the Line
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It’s business time for the nation’s showjumpers as they head to the Equestrian Sports New Zealand Jumping Series Grand Finals in Feilding this week. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Beatson & Golly Show Age No Barrier
Sunday, March 17, 2013

Maurice Beatson has topped off a stellar season with the ultimate win in Hastings today at the New Zealand Horse of the Year Show. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Dee-lightful!!
Friday, March 15, 2013

Luke Dee didn't even have to wait until the end of the McMillan Equine Feeds Silver Fern Stakes to know he had won. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


McVean Trifecta at HOY
Thursday, March 14, 2013

It was a Katie McVean trifecta in the Bayer NZ Lady Rider of the Year at the New Zealand Horse of the Year Show in Hastings today (Thursday). Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


McVean bags the first of the big classes at HOY Show
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The last time Katie McVean won the Norwood Gold Cup at the New Zealand Horse of the Year Show, she went on to win the Olympic Cup . . . and she's hoping today's (Wednesday) victory has set the stage for another clean sweep. - Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


NZ Horse of the Year Show Underway
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

All roads lead to Hawke's Bay as the mighty 2013 New Zealand Horse of the Year Show gets underway today (Tuesday). Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Internationals welcomed to Worlds at HOY
Monday, March 11, 2013

The welcome mat was laid out for more than 60 international riders who will this week compete in the 2013 NRM Mounted Games World Team Championship at the New Zealand Horse of the Year Show in Hawke's Bay. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Showjumping's Holy Grail Rocks
Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's one apiece to New Zealand and Australia after a picture-perfect day at Showjumping's Holy Grail at Church Road Winery in Hawke's Bay today. more info...


Showjumping's Holy Grail comes to the Bay
Thursday, March 7, 2013

Heart-stopping action from the best in Australasia is the order of the day at Showjumping’s Holy Grail at the iconic Church Road Winery on Sunday. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Stardom the Star at Taranaki
Sunday, March 3, 2013

Billy Raymont is hitting his straps at the perfect time. Report by Diana Dobson.
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McVean sends warning from NI Championships
Monday, February 25, 2013

Katie McVean has sent a clear warning to her opposition as the showjumping season heads to the business end, with decisive victories at the Aon Showjumping Waitemata North Island Championships at Woodhill Sands in Auckland today (Sunday). Report by Diana Dobson, ESNZ Media Liaison. more info...


Best from both Sides of the Tasman to battle it out
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It’s looking like a good old Kiwi versus Aussie battle brewing at the Aon Showjumping Waitemata North Island Championships at Woodhill Sands in Auckland this weekend.
Competition will be fierce as top riders from both sides of the Tasman chasing valuable competition time as they head into the New Zealand Horse of the Year next month, as well as prestigious titles. - Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


The Iceman Reigns Again
Sunday, February 3, 2013

Robert Steele is back on the winning track once again. The Hawera dairy farmer steered the perennial Gospel to top honours in the horse grand prix at the one star Dannevirke A&P Show at the weekend. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Dee-Lightful
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Luke Dee has finally pulled off the win of his career, taking out the Bayer FEI World Cup Final at the Mills Reef Winery this evening. (Thursday). Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Let the Battle begin
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The glitz and glam of showjumping heads to the Bay of Plenty this week for the Tauranga World Cup Final Show. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Introducing ... the JB Olympic Cup
Monday, January 28, 2013

It’s fitting that a family who specialise in growing the best, have come on board as the new sponsors of the New Zealand Horse of the Year’s prestigious Olympic Cup. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Delilah Simply Delightful
Sunday, January 27, 2013

Katie McVean showed it’s all in the breeding when it comes to super jumpers with another victory today (Sunday) in the Bayer FEI World Cup New Zealand Series at the Larsen Sawmilling Equestrian Championships in Gisborne. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Madison bolts in
Saturday, January 26, 2013

Madison Bult pulled off her own little slice of magic to win the 2013 FEI Children’s International Showjumping qualifier in Gisborne today (Saturday). Report by Diana Dobson.
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Sir Mark Todd back at 2013 HOY Show
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The 2013 New Zealand Horse of the Year Show will have one of the sport’s biggest stars as a special competitor and guest this year. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Quality NZPH all Class
Sunday, January 13, 2013

Jake Lambert finished his first-ever Bayer FEI World Cup New Zealand showjumping round just as he planned... at the front of the field. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Miles worth the effort with a Win
Sunday, January 6, 2013

A 13-hour trek from Canterbury to Dannevirke paid dividends for showjumper Ross Smith who won the fifth round of the Bayer FEI World Cup at the Central and Southern Hawke’s Bay Jumping Show today (Sunday). Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


NZ World Cup Series Heads to Business End
Friday, January 4, 2013

The pressure will be on this weekend for top Kiwi riders to make their mark in the FEI Bayer World Cup NZ League which heads into its fifth round at the Central and Southern Hawke’s Bay Jumping Show on Sunday afternoon. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Showjumping's Holy Grail Launched
Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Zealand’s best will take on their Australian counterparts in Showjumping’s Holy Grail – Australia v New Zealand test match at the Church Road Winery in Hawke’s Bay . Report by Diana Dobson.
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Pick Me the Pick of the Bunch
Monday, December 17, 2012

Tim Myers was stoked to think he would be second in his second-ever FEI Bayer World Cup New Zealand League round at the Taupo Christmas Classic this afternoon. more info...


Kiwis win Trans Tasman Shield at Breeding Championships
Sunday, December 9, 2012

New Zealand has white-washed Queensland in the Trans Tasman Young Rider Shield, which finished today (Sunday) at the National Young Horse Jumping Championships in Dannevirke. Report from Diana Dobson.
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Golden Run continues for Beatson
Saturday, December 1, 2012

Maurice Beatson’s golden run is continuing with victory tonight in the third round of the Bayer FEI World Cup New Zealand league at the Feilding A and P Show. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Quality leads the Way at Hawera
Sunday, November 18, 2012

Jake Lambert has plenty to smile about today (Sunday) at Taranaki Showjumping Group’s two star show after winning his first ever horse grand prix. Report by Diana Dobson, ESNZ Media Liaison more info...


Speedy Suzuki Wins the Day
Sunday, November 11, 2012

A clean set of hooves was all Horsesports Suzuki showed her opposition in the horse grand prix at the Central Hawke’s Bay A and P Show yesterday (Saturday). Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Beatson Two from Two
Sunday, November 4, 2012

The elder statesman of New Zealand showjumping has notched back to back victories in the Bayer World Cup New Zealand series with a win today at the APL Showjumping Waikato Show. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Can Beatson head off locals in World Cup Round Two?
Thursday, November 1, 2012

It’s round two of the Bayer New Zealand World Cup League on Sunday and with another quality field lined up for the class, it’s anyone’s guess who will snaffle those all-important points. Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


Equestrian - de Business from Pearce at Wairarapa
Sunday, October 28, 2012

Marton vet Tim Pearce knows all about success at top level... but it’s been a while since he has been in the spotlight. Story by Diana Dobson, ESNZ Media Liaison more info...


Beatson & Gollywog take WC Opener
Friday, October 19, 2012

Bayer World Cup New Zealand Series (opening round): Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke) My Gollywog 1, Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) Dunston Zimmorena G 2, Simon Wilson (Waipukurau) Swinger 3, Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke) Schimmel Warrior 4, Lisa Coupe (Kumeu) Bates Amaretto MVNZ 5, Susie Hayward (Canterbury) Andretti 6. more info...


Battle of the Bloodlines in World Cup Opener
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Kiwi horses take on the European imports in the opening round of the Bayer World Cup New Zealand League at the Hawke’s Bay A and P Show on Friday. Report by Diana Dobson.
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Blondes Toast of Gisborne Spring Show
Saturday, October 13, 2012

It was victory to the blondes in the horse and pony grand prix classes on the final day of the Poverty Bay A and P Show in Gisborne today (Saturday). Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


From No Jump to Super Jump
Sunday, October 7, 2012

Cortaflex Tinapai couldn’t even get over a jump on the opening day of the Central Districts Jumping and Show Hunter Championships, but made up for it on the final day of the show with victory in the horse grand prix. Report by DIANA DOBSON, ESNZ Media Liaison more info...


Beetle blitzes the best
Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lisa Coupe is more than happy with the efforts of her nine-year-old gelding Bates Amaretto MVNZ who just notched his second grand prix win of the season at the Dunstan Rotorua Spring Show today. more info...


Bronze for NZ University Team in Aachen
Monday, August 27, 2012

New Zealand has won team bronze at the 10th World University Equestrian Championships in Aachen this morning (Monday). more info...


Kiwis strong for World University Equestrian Championships
Monday, August 20, 2012

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 16px; ">New Zealand riders are expected to make quite a debut at the 10</span><sup style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">th</sup><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 16px; ">&nbsp;World University Equestrian Championships in Aachen,&nbsp;Germany,&nbsp;this week.</span>&nbsp; &nbsp;Report by Diana Dobson. more info...


McVean and Daffodil pull off the Three-peat
Monday, March 19, 2012

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">The year is turning into a hat-trick special for Olympian Katie McVean.</span>&nbsp; &nbsp; <em>Report by Diana Dobson, HOY Media Liaison&nbsp;</em> more info...


Kaimanawa Pony has the Luck of the Irish
Sunday, March 18, 2012

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">A Kaimanawa pony from the Bay of Islands brought on the tears at the 2012 New Zealand Horse of the Year Show in Hastings tonight (Saturday).</span>&nbsp; &nbsp; <em>Report by Diana Dobson, HOY Media Liaison</em> more info...


Blooming Fabulous
Saturday, March 17, 2012

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Katie McVean and Dunstan Daffodil pulled off the double tonight (Friday), in winning the $50,000 Silver Fern Stakes at the 2012 New Zealand Horse of the Year Show in Hastings, but it wasn't enough to give New Zealand victory over the Aussies in the Trans Tasman Test</span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <em>Report by Diana Dobson, HOY Media Liaison</em> more info...


Just the Ticket from Ludo
Saturday, March 17, 2012

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Logan Massie pulled off a pearler of a day at the 2012 New Zealand Horse of the Year Show in Hastings today.</span>&nbsp; &nbsp;<em>Report by Diana Dobson, HOY Media Liaison</em> more info...


Spectators wowed at HOY
Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spectators were treated to plenty of exciting action at the 2012 New Zealand Horse of the Year Show in Hastings today (Saturday). &nbsp; <em>Report by Diana Dobson, HOY Media Liaison</em> more info...


Three Times a Lady
Friday, March 16, 2012

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">A big rattle at the last fence didn't stop Katie McVean winning her third Lady Rider of the Year title at the 2012 New Zealand Horse of the Year Show in Hastings today (Thursday).</span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<em>Report by Diana Dobson, HOY Media Liaison</em> more info...


Cameron Reckons It's All OK
Thursday, March 15, 2012

<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; "><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; background-color: white; ">Catherine Cameron has had the dream start to her 2012 New Zealand Horse of the Year Show with victory in the Norwood Gold Cup. &nbsp; &nbsp;<em>Report by Diana Dobson, HOY Media Liaison</em></span></p> more info...


Kiwis ready for the Aussies
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Olympian and World Champs representative Katie McVean aboard Dunstan Daffodil spear-head a strong New Zealand team to take on the Australians in a two-test Trans Tasman Teams clash next month.</span>&nbsp; <em>Report by Diana Dobson.</em> more info...


Yabba Dabba Do for Mussen and Flintstone
Monday, February 13, 2012

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Paula Mussen left several more fancied combinations in her wake as she steered Meersbrooke Flintstone to victory in the horse grand prix at the one star Showjumping Waitamata Show at Woodhill Sands today (Sunday).</span>&nbsp;<em>Report by Diana Dobson, ESNZ Media Liaison</em> more info...


McIntosh Back in Control
Sunday, February 5, 2012

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Olympian and World Champs representative Samantha McIntosh showed she’s settling perfectly back into life in New Zealand with a convincing win in the horse grand prix at the Tauranga World Cup Final Show today (Saturday).</span>&nbsp; <em>Report by Diana Dobson, ESNZ Media Liaison</em> more info...


Hometown Advantage for Beatson
Sunday, February 5, 2012

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Maurice Beatson made the most of home-ground advantage with an easy win in the horse grand prix at the Dannevirke A&P Show today.</span>&nbsp; &nbsp;<em>Report by Diana Dobson, ESNZ Media Liaison</em> more info...


Coupe takes Final but McVean the Series
Sunday, February 5, 2012

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Lisa Coupe has won the New Zealand league FEI World Cup final today at Tauranga, with defending champ Katie McVean making history in taking the series for the third consecutive year.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;</strong>
<em style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Report by Diana Dobson, ESNZ Media Liaison</em>&nbsp; more info...


World Cup Preview - Hat Trick there for the Taking
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Katie McVean may be on the cusp of securing her third World Cup series but there will still be plenty of competition for final honours in Tauranga this week at the New Zealand World Cup Final Show. &nbsp;</span>
<em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">By Diana Dobson</span>&nbsp;</em> more info...


Davey & Van Tiel take NI Horse & Pony Titles
Sunday, January 29, 2012

<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; "><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; background-color: white; ">Julie Davey and Air Hill Myka added a nice title to their trophy cabinet in winning the Horse Grand Prix crown at the Larsen Sawmilling North Island Championships in Gisborne today (Sunday). &nbsp;<em> Story by Diana Dobson, ESNZ Media Liaison.</em></span></p> more info...


Mighty Fine Effort from Burnett-Grant
Saturday, January 28, 2012

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Briar Burnett-Grant showed herself as one to watch for the future in winning the FEI Children’s International Showjumping on the second day of the Larsen Sawmilling North Island Showjumping Championships in Gisborne today (Saturday).</span>&nbsp; more info...


Plenty of Gas in the Tank
Sunday, December 11, 2011

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Katie McVean showed she’s got plenty of rising talent in her stable winning two of the big classes at the National Young Horse Jumping Championship Show in Dannevirke today. <em>Report by Diana Dobson.</em></span> more info...


Taupo hosts Top Class Show Jumping Action
Sunday, December 4, 2011

An extravaganza of Showjumping will be on display at Taupo's Fiber Fresh National Equestrian Centre this month when more than 850 horses converge for the Fiber Fresh Christmas Classic Showjumping 4 day event over Thursday 15 Dec to Sunday 18 Dec 2011. <em>&nbsp;A press release by Jo Bell.</em> more info...


Bloomin' Fabulous for McVean
Saturday, December 3, 2011

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Double clear in a slick time was just the ticket for Katie McVean and Dunstan Daffodil to take the honours in the World Cup class at the Feilding IA &amp; P Show last night (Saturday). &nbsp;<em>Report by Diana Dobson.</em></span> more info...


Chobi all the way
Sunday, November 27, 2011

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Hawke’s Bay teenager Rebecca Porter notched her first ever pony grand prix win today (Sunday) at the Wellington Horowhenua Showjumping Championships in Foxton.<em> Report by Diana Dobson.</em></span> more info...


Locals rule at Taranaki Shows
Monday, November 21, 2011

Locals ruled in most classes over three days of shows in Taranaki at the weekend. more info...


Fitzsimon back on top
Monday, November 21, 2011

Rolleston’s Tegan Fitzsimon on the starry Alacazam MH have continued their strong run of form winning the Cathay Pacific Horse Grand Prix at the Southern Canterbury A&P Show this weekend. more info...


Coupe Quinella at Woodhill
Sunday, November 20, 2011

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Lisa Coupe’s golden season is starting to pick up pace with a quinella in the horse grand prix at the two star Woodhill Sands Show today (Sunday).</span> more info...


Tootill off to Hong Kong
Monday, November 14, 2011

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Lily Tootill has earned herself a silver fern after qualifying for the World FEI Children's Classic Challenge in Hong Kong in the new year.</span> more info...


Beatson's golden run continues
Monday, November 14, 2011

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Maurice Beatson's golden run is continuing with a victory in the horse grand prix at the Central Hawke's Bay A&P Show at the weekend.</span> more info...


Kihikihi World Cup Preview
Thursday, November 3, 2011

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">It's likely to be the battle of the team-mates once again in the second round of the New Zealand Bomac World Cup series at Kihikihi on Sunday afternoon.</span> more info...


Major takes out the Opposition
Sunday, October 30, 2011

<br><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Doug Isaacson and Major Brown blitzed the field in the horse grand prix at the one star Wairarapa A&P Show today (Sunday).</span> more info...


Coup wins Super League GP at Wairarapa Show
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">Lisa Coupe rode a perfect clear to take the three star Bomac Super league grand prix at the Wairarapa Area Showjumping and Show Hunter Championships.</span> more info...


Beatson takes out opening round of NZ World Cup Series
Saturday, October 22, 2011

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Maurice Beatson is on a roll. The Dannevirke farmer was today (Friday) a convincing winner in the opening round of the New Zealand World Cup series on the final day of the Hawke's Bay A and P Show.</span> more info...


Opening Round of NZ World Cup Series Preview
Thursday, October 20, 2011

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">World Champs team-mates Maurice Beatson and Katie McVean will start as hot favourites in the opening round of the Bomac World Cup New Zealand showjumping series in Hawke's Bay on Friday.</span> more info...


Beatson edges out McVean to take GP in Gisborne
Saturday, October 15, 2011

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">It was team mate against team mate when Maurice Beatson and Katie McVean went head to head in the jump-off of the horse grand prix at the Gisborne A&P Show today (Saturday).</span> more info...


Plenty of Time for Reflection
Monday, October 10, 2011

A carefully ridden double clear round was all that it took for Erin Clark and her horse Reflector to take the honours in the horse grand prix at the one star Eastern Bay of Plenty Show in Te Teko today (Sunday). more info...


Steely Nerves win the Day for Gospel
Sunday, October 9, 2011

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Robert Steele led the way aboard Gospel in the horse grand prix at the two star Central Districts Show in Foxton this afternoon (Sunday).</span> more info...


Tardak on Form
Sunday, September 25, 2011

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 17px; ">Slow and steady won the money for Catherine Cameron aboard Kahurangi Tardak in the horse grand prix at the two-day Dunstan Rotorua Spring Show today (Sunday).</span> more info...


Kiwi SJ 2nd in Million Dollar GP in New York
Monday, September 12, 2011

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Californian based Kiwi Duncan McFarlane and his lovely big Hanoverian showjumper Mr Whoopy have finished second in the Pfizer $1million grand prix in New York this morning (Monday NZ time).</span> more info...


Katie's Home
Monday, June 20, 2011

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">New Zealand's hopes of having showjumping represented at the 2012 Olympic Games are looking slim, with news that Katie McVean has returned from Europe this weekend.</span> more info...


Princess Delphi heading to Saudi Arabia
Monday, May 9, 2011

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Top Kiwi showjumper Katie McVean continues to set the equestrian world alight – this time in announcing the sale of her stunning home-bred mare Dunstan Delphi for an undisclosed multi-million dollar deal with the Saudis.</span> more info...


World Champs Showjumping Team Announced
Saturday, August 21, 2010

<span style="font-size: 14px; "><font style="font-size: 11px; "><font style="font-size: 13px; ">Richard Sunderland can hardly contain his excitement. The Equestrian Sports New Zealand (ESNZ) showjumping high performance leader says he is naming one of the nation's strongest ever showjumping teams for next month's World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.</font></font></span> more info...


Fastest jumpoff but the last rail drops
Monday, August 9, 2010

<p style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0cm"><font face="Arial, sans-serif">Dropping the last
rail in a $CAN90,000 grand prix proved expensive for top New Zealand showjumper
Katie McVean in Canada this morning (Monday).</font></p> more info...


McIntosh has timed her success perfectly
Monday, August 2, 2010

<span style="line-height: 17px; font-size: 15px; "><font style="font-size: 12px; "><font style="font-size: 14px; "><font style="font-size: 13px; ">Samantha McIntosh knows just when to impress New Zealand showjumping selectors.</font></font></font></span> more info...


McVean leaves Gold medallist Lamaze in her wake
Monday, June 21, 2010

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Star New Zealand showjumper Katie McVean and her in-form mare Dunstan Delphi have ridden the round of their lives this morning (Monday NZ time) to beat Olympic gold medallist Eric Lamaze at Spruce Meadows in Canada.</span> more info...


Kiwis up with the Best at Spruce Meadows
Monday, June 14, 2010

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">New Zealand showjumpers have shown they can foot it with the best this morning (Sunday NZ time) finishing fourth and fifth in a $CAN200,000 CSI5* grand prix at Spruce Meadows in Canada.</span> more info...


Historic Triple Crown SJ for NZ Rider
Sunday, June 6, 2010

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Guy Thomas created history today (Sunday NZ time) as the first rider ever to win all three grand prix on one horse to take the Triple Crown of showjumping in Northern California.</span> more info...


Golden Result from Kiwi Riders in California
Monday, May 31, 2010

<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; "><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">US based Kiwi showjumper Guy Thomas is continuing a golden run after finishing first and second in the $US30,000 grand prix at the Golden State Horse Show in Sacramento today (Sunday NZ time).</span></p> more info...


McVean wins $25,000 Grand Prix in Canada
Sunday, May 23, 2010

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 17px; font-size: 12px; "><span style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; ">Katie McVean has had a dream start to her offshore World Equestrian Games bid winning a $25,000 grand prix in Canada this afternoon (NZ time).</span></span> more info...