#GameChanger – Bonnie Farrant!

Bonnie Farrant has been nominated as a #GameChanger by Jessica Todd for the kindness, encouragement and generosity she showed Jessica.

It was my first time at the Taupō 3 Day Event and Bonnie answered every question I had, big or small, and gave me words of encouragement at every phase.

Bonnie, this is exactly what #GameChangers is about. It is the quiet, caring acts of kindness which can make such a difference to someone’s day, especially when it’s their first time and they’re unsure as Jessica was. Thank you, you’re what we mean when we talk about #GameChangers: people who are helpful, supportive, encouraging and kind.

#GameChangers is about encouraging people to tell us about acts of kindness or helpfulness by ESNZ members that made a difference to someone’s day.  So, please keep your eyes and ears open when you’re out and about and nominate someone you witness doing something kind, supportive, helpful for someone (or a horse) that demonstrates the sort of inclusive, supportive, safe and friendly culture we’re working towards with Change the Rein.  We will make sure people are aware of what great people we have in our sport.

If you want to nominate an ESNZ #GameChanger, this is what you do:

Please email to nzef@nzequestrian.org,nz the following information (#GameChangers in the subject line):

  • Person nominating the #GameChanger – your name, contact details (email & phone number)
  • Who is the ESNZ member being nominated as a #GameChanger (name, discipline, area group/club and role eg official, rider, volunteer, parent)
  • Photo of the #GameChanger person (not necessarily in the act, so to speak)
  • What was the #GameChanger behaviour witnessed and the outcome (this doesn’t need to be heroic – just a kind, considerate, helpful, supportive, inclusive, welcoming, friendly act)