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Coronavirus Updates

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

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Frequently Asked Questions - Events & Insurance

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Status of ESNZ Events & Official Seminars

Last updated: 18/02/2021

ESNZ is keeping a watching brief on the following events which are due to take place in the coming days and weeks and will be updating their status each day as information comes to hand.  All OCs are asked to talk to their discipline sport manager and advise any cancellations and postponements and these will be added to the list each day.

Jumping                Marilyn Thompson  
Dressage                Wendy Hamerton    
Eventing                Eliza Johns                
Endurance             Jo Lankow                 
Para                        Aimee Cotter             


Land Rover Horse of the Year Show – 9-14 March – Cancelled.


  • 6th March : Waikato Equestrian Centre  Running Under L2 protocols
  • 7th March: Dressage Canterbury at Christchurch NEC  Running Under L2 protocols
  • 7th March: Dressage Wellington  at Trentham Memorial Park: Cancelled
  • 7th March: Dressage Marlborough at Marlborough Equestrian Park ; Postponed until April. Date TBC


  • Mackenzie Club on 6th-7th  will go ahead with their event at Clayton Station under Level 2 protocols. 
  • Kohuratahi Club on 6th-7th at Urenui – will go ahead under level 2 protocols.


  • Central Districts  6-7 March will go ahead under level 2 conditions.


  • Southland A&P Show 6th March – Cancelled.

Alert Level System

UPDATED 28/02/2021

The Auckland region is at Alert Level 3 for the next 7 days. This came into effect at 6am on Sunday 28 February.

Rest of NZ
The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2 for the next 7 days. This came into effect at 6am on Sunday 28 February.


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