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Coronavirus Updates

Equestrian Sport NZ is closely monitoring the information regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.

Latest Coronavirus News

Click here for the latest news and information on Coronavirus.

Frequently Asked Questions - General and Horse Owners

Frequently asked questions to help our members around registration refunds, entries refunds, training at the NECs and the Olympic Games.

Frequently Asked Questions - Events & Insurance

Frequently asked questions regarding events and insurance cover to assist our event organisers.


Alert Level System

UPDATED 23/06/2021

The Wellington region (Wellington, Kapiti Coast and Otaki) is at Alert Level 2 until 11.59 Sunday 27th June 2021. This came into effect at 6pm Wednesday 23rd June 2021.

Rest of NZ
The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1.


Covid-19 Toolkit

The following toolkit has been put together to assist Area Groups/Clubs and Organising Committees with navigating Covid-19 requirements now and in the event of possible future outbreaks.


how to apply

Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund

Sport NZ has created a $25 million package to provide further short-term relief for organisations at all levels of sport and active recreation. 

If you are an ESNZ area group or club (for Endurance) you can apply to for this fund.

The below links are to assist Area Groups/clubs with the application process.   If Area Groups/Clubs have any issues please call your sport managers in the first instance.


Other useful links and resources

The following information may assist with determining what equestrian activity may be possible under each Alert Level, but Equestrian Sports NZ reiterate it is up to individual area groups/clubs to make decisions, based upon their own circumstances and applicable Government directives.

Managing Health Risks

Managing your risk of exposure to the Coronavirus is essential to maintaining good health. At this time, please be aware of good hygiene and using common sense in your everyday activities in order to prevent the spread of this virus.

We recommend regularly washing your hands with soap and water or an alcohol based hand sanitiser; practice safe sneeze and cough hygiene; avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes with unwashed hands; avoid close contact with people who are sick; and disinfect and clean “often touched” objects and surfaces to help reduce your risk of exposure.

We will continue to monitor this issue and provide updates as needed.

Useful Links

New Zealand Government Covid-19 website

Ministry of Heath – Current situation