New Zealand is on track to send a rider to compete in the individual show jumping borrowed horse event at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games on 6–18 October 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Jumping and Show Hunter Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM), will be held in Wellington on the 15 – 16 July 2017 at the James Cook Wellington.
New Zealand now has eight Jumping Course Designers eligible to be promoted to FEI Level 1 after running a successful upgrade course in Hastings last week, under the guidance of International Course Director Werner Deeg from Germany, and New Zealand's Level 3 Course Designer Gerrit Beker.
Nine National Course Designers attended the six day long course, including one candidate from Australia, and all passed with high marks, with Werner commenting it was the best Level 1 course he has ever directed - a high standard by all.
Those who are attended were Mark Brennan (AUS), Tony Hutton, Chris Rogers, Sarah Ching, Danielle Watts, Marcus Rose, Wayne Bragg, Glenn Brooks and Susanne Wright