This website is the official Working Equitation New Zealand Incorporated site for information on the sport of Working Equitation in New Zealand.
Working Equitation New Zealand Inc. is registered as a non-profit incorporated society. We are currently in the process of setting up a membership structure and welcome everyone to join us as members in the near future as that becomes available.
The initial committee was elected by the original members in 2019 and tasked with establishing the governing body. This committee is comprised of the following people:
President – Janette Peebles
Secretary – Kirsty Ansell
Treasurer – John Cram
Health & Safety – Debbie Freeman
Media and Communications – Belinda Rodriguez
South Island Representative – Sarah Blackburn
Committee – Kim Cram, Debbie Freeman, Emma Kay, Felicity Porter, David Jackson and Gaynor Cornick
The purpose of Working Equitation New Zealand Inc. is to:
To promote and grow the sport of Working Equitation throughout New Zealand though the development and leadership of:
- Education and training initiatives for all levels of proficiency utilising local, national, and international expertise.
- An appropriately customised set of Working Equitation Rules for the New Zealand environment.
- An annual schedule of local, national, and international competitions;
b. To create positive and supportive participation environments for all members, regardless of their riding level, breed of horse or choice of tack and attire;
c. To uphold the principles of classical training and horsemanship by encouraging and rewarding attainment of harmonious horse/rider partnerships which are based on correct and progressive training and which are always mindful and respectful of the mental and physical wellbeing of the horse;
d. Do anything necessary or helpful to the above purposes.