Equine Registration

Equine registration is made up of two parts. One part is an ESNZ registration fee (explained below) with the money going to ESNZ. The second part of the registration is a Discipline start (explained below) with this money going directly to the disciplines to help run and grow their respective sport.

Why Register?

A Fully ESNZ registered horse is eligible to:

  • Compete in all ESNZ competition
  • ESNZ record of competition
  • Equine profile

The ESNZ Full equine registration is very simply one fee which lasts for a year (from the day it is registered, see back dating policy if required – Found on the ESNZ website). The Equines height (horse or pony) does not have any effect on this fee, unlike previously. This equine registration entitles an Equine record of results, equine profile and allows access to compete at all national levels (dependant on discipline starts). Equines need to have a Full ESNZ registration to compete at Horse of the Year and title classes at National and Island Championships.

Registration fee structure

ESNZ

Full ESNZ Registration

The ESNZ Full equine registration is very simply one fee which lasts for a year (from the day it is registered, see back dating policy if required – Found on the ESNZ website). The Equines height (horse or pony) does not have any effect on this fee, unlike previously. This equine registration entitles an Equine record of results, equine profile and allows access to compete at all national levels (dependant on discipline starts - refer to Membership structure table below). Equines need to have a Full ESNZ registration to compete at Horse of the Year, National and Island Championships.

ESNZ Equine Casual Registration

This is a pay as you go option rather than paying a yearly equine registration fee. This is paid at shows, with them passing the money on to ESNZ. All equines using this fee will not receive an equine record of results and this is only available at certain shows/levels (please refer to Membership structure table below)

Discipline

In order to compete in ESNZ disciplines (Excluding Endurance) you will need one of two discipline start options.

Annual Start

An annual start (must have an ESNZ full registration) allows you to compete in as many classes/shows as you wish in the respective discipline you have registered for (e.g. Cnc95 Eventing Annual Start). Some disciplines have multiple annual starts (for different levels of competition).

Flexi Start

This is a pay as you go option, which is paid at shows and passed onto the disciplines. This option is either per test, per day or per show (dependant on discipline – please ). The Flexi start can be used in conjunction with an ESNZ Full registration or an ESNZ causal registration, and can only be used a certain levels (please refer to Membership structure table below)

Membership structure table

Important Registration Information

For more ESNZ policies please our Guides and Policy page

Height Certificates for Ponies

Height Certificates are required for ponies of any height (A pony stands at 148cm or below). Please provide a current COPY ONLY of the pony's Royal Agricultural Society height certificate with your new or renewal pony registration.

Click here for - Horse & Pony height Conversion chart

Identification Books

Please note ESNZ no longer automatically issue Identification books for New Equines, with the exception of Endurance/CTR. These can be purchased from the ESNZ shop online or National office at a cost of $20

Life Certificates
If the pony has been issued a Life Certificate this only needs to be sighted once. If you have purchased a pony with a Life Certificate of height and you are unsure whether we have seen it, please contact the office before sending your registration form in.
Imported Horses/Ponies
Registering an Imported Horse or Pony for the first time in New Zealand - Please ensure you provide all records/proof of any previous overseas results history. This is to ensure we place your horse in the correct grades for it’s ability. Refer to the ESNZ General Regulations Article 139.10.
Stallions
All registered Stallions must wear Stallion I.D. Tags at all times when at Competitions. These can be ordered from National Office at the time of registration. Please refer to article 139.12 and article 147 of the ESNZ General Regulations for rules regarding stallions at competitions.

Downgrading

If you are wanting to Downgrade a Dressage horse you can download a Downgrading form from the below link

Please note that the lowest grade that a horse/pony can be downgraded to is Level 2 (Novice)