Solid Combinations Named in HP Jumping Squads

Published 07 August 2017

New Zealand’s well performed offshore based riders are top billing in the latest jumping high performance squad announced today.


Holding on to their spots in the top squad are Bruce Goodin with his horses Centina 10 and Freestyle 39; Samantha McIntosh with Check In 2; Guy Thomas with Jonkheer Z and Sharn Wordley with both Casper and Barnetta.  Joining them is former Olympian Daniel Meech and his mare Fine.


Selectors looked for combinations capable of placing in international FEI fields, with the ability to record competitive performances at Nations Cups, World Equestrian Games and Olympic Games level.


The high performance futures – formerly the accelerator squad – features six combinations Katie Laurie and Casebrooke Lomond, Grant Wilson on Trix Trax, Lily Tootill aboard Ulysses NZPH, Richard Gardner on Calisto 5, Samantha McIntosh on Estina and Samantha Morrison on Biarritz.


Selectors sought those who have been winning at grand prix level, or in the top five of the grand prix series, and capable of competitive performances in international fields. They should also be tracking towards performing competitively in future Nations Cups, World Equestrian Games and Olympic Games.


ESNZ high performance director Sarah Dalziell-Clout says those who perform well during the season may move onto either squad. “The current squad structure should not discourage combinations aiming to get onto a high performance squad or planning a campaign for the 2018 World Equestrian Games.”


With the World Equestrian Games front-of-mind, planning is well underway by ESNZ High Performance and any combinations who have that in their sights should make themselves familiar with the Qualification and Selection Criteria. Click here to view.



High Performance Squad




Bruce Goodin

Centina 10

 Glen Nielsen


Freestyle 39              

 Stall Kochs

Daniel Meech


 AB Kastanjegarden and Daniel Meech

Guy Thomas

Jonkheer Z

 Graeme Thomas

Samantha McIntosh      

Check in 2

 Lakeridge Equestrian

Sharn Wordley


 Sky Group



 Sky Group


High Performances Futures Squad

Katie Laurie

Casebrooke Lomond   

 Sheena Ross, Jeff & Vicki McVean & Katie Laurie

Grant Wilson

Trix Trax


Lily Tootill

Ulysses NZPH

Theresa Gattung & Tootill Equestrian

Richard Gardner

Calisto 5

 GestGestut Jennissen, Gut Nechen Agrar GmbH

Samantha McIntosh      


 Lakeridge Equestrian

Samantha Morrison


 NZ Showjumpers Ltd and Jill Morrison


By Diana Dobson – HP Media Liaison