Equestrian Sports New Zealand Inc is a non-taxed, non-profit organisation of about 6,000 members with almost as many horses, formerly the New Zealand Equestrian Federation ("NZEF").

Purpose and critical success factors

Supported primarily by SPARC, it has a purpose "to provide performance building leadership supporting great people and great horses to great wins ultimately spreading the equestrian characteristics of courage, self responsibility and persistence throughout New Zealand communities".

Critical success factors are:

  • Leadership
  • High performance
  • Membership
  • Commercialisation
  • Financial
  • People
  • Communication
  • Discipline



  • Kevin Hansen

Other Board members


  • Tiny White

Honorary Life Members

Eight were listed in the 2007 Annual Report.


Operating entities

National office

Dressage New Zealand

Endurance New Zealand

Eventing New Zealand

Showjumping New Zealand

National Equestrian Centre Christchurch

National Equestrian Centre Taupo

Independent trust funds

Nimmon Fund

Norwood Trust

J N Lowry

W R Duncan Fund


External links

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