To become a WENZ affiliated trainer a current WENZ membership is required with the Coach/Trainer Affiliation option selected. A separate form is also required with your background and relevant qualifications.

WENZ welcomes trainers who share a common philosophy in progressive welfare-first training of the horse, working towards appropriate physical and mental development of both horse and rider to perform at each level of training.

WENZ recognises that there are an array of methods and practices that lead to the appropriate development of a Working Equitation horse. Our sport is an inclusive sport, welcoming riders and trainers from many types of equestrian disciplines.


2020/21 Affiliated Coach-Trainers

Jody Hartstone

Location: Waikato, New Zealand

Teaching Area: All of New Zealand

Website: www.hartstoneequestrian.com

Email: jody@hartstoneequestrian.com

Jody Hartstone is a Waikato based horse rider, trainer and coach who is ESNZ accredited and has a Diploma in Equitation Science.  Jody’s love affair with Working Equitation goes hand in hand with her love for the Lusitano horse – Jody breeds and competes Lusitano horses in both Dressage up to Grand Prix level and Working Equitation.  Jody’s specialist training field is horses with “problem behaviours” where she uses the science of Learning Theory to help solve issues.  Jody coaches in many parts of the world and is in high demand around New Zealand.


Susan Tulloch

Location: Canterbury, New Zealand

Teaching Area: Canterbury

Website: www.facebook.com/kokopelliequinewellness

Email: sustulloch@hotmail.com


Maree McAteer

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Teaching Area: All of New Zealand

Website: NZWE Group on Facebook

Email: mareemcateer2013@gmail.com


Emma Kay

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Teaching Area: Auckland, Waikato

Website: Emma Kay on Facebook

Email: emma@essentiequine.com

I have always been passionate about horsemanship and greatly enjoy sharing my knowledge. I am so pleased to be able to introduce others to Working Equitation through my own clinics and WEFNZ (Working Equitation Franklin, NZ) training days/shows as well as offering my judging skills as a qualified C level WEDU (Working Equitation Down Under) judge.