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Our Jumping & Show Hunter People

Meet the: Administration Team and Board Members

Also the members of ESNZ Jumping’s Committees: FEI, Performance, Technical portfolios and National Selectors

Our Team

Marilyn Thompson

Jumping Sport Manager

021 612 817

Jumping Office Hours are 8.30 – 4.30 Monday to Friday.  
For all membership and registration inquiries please contact the National Office membership team.

Holly Aliprantis

Jumping Administrator

04 499 8994 ext 205

027 844 1752

Jumping Office Hours are 8.30 – 4.30 Monday to Friday.  
For all membership and registration inquiries please contact the National Office membership team.

Jumping Board

Mandy Illston-Chair

Technical Committee

Mandy is a full time equine veterinarian for EquivetsNZ, based in Masterton. Mandy has been actively involved in organising numerous jumping shows, and continues to compete regularly on her own horses. Mandy is the current Chair of ESNZ Jumping and the Jumping Technical Committee. 


Jenny Booth

ESNZ Board Representative

Jenny is the owner and operator of East Coast Performance Horses an equine breeding and training establishment based in the Wairarapa.  She is a long time Area Group Representative and Show Co-Ordinator.  Jenny is also a committee member for the NEC Taupo  as well as being the Jumping Representative for the ESNZ Board.

Penny Tapley


Penny lives on Banks Peninsula in the South Island and is in her third year on the ESNZ Jumping Board.

She is the Chair of Jumping’s Performance Committee which oversees the National squads, the squad training programme as well as Trans Tasman competitions from interschools to young & senior rider teams on behalf of the Board.

She is a member of the Canterbury Area group and looks after Show Jumping Canterbury’s sponsors and sponsorship. She is also the secretary of the South Island Show Jumping Committee which is made up of all seven South Island Area groups and coordinates the SI Young Rider camp, SI v Victoria YR competition and the National Show Jumping Champs.

Both of Penny’s daughters have competed in Jumping and Show Hunter from ponies through to Young Rider level.

Penny has been breeding horses on a small scale for the past 8 years and enjoys following her first bred horse, Campari who was competing in the seven year old series last season.

Lucy Maley

Show Hunter Chair

Lucy is a long-time competitor, judge and advocate of Show Hunter.  Her seat on the board is by virtue of the being Chair of the Show Hunter Executive.  She is a Senior National Show Hunter Judge, a Show Hunter Judge’s advisor and also still competes as well as assisting with organising all the Canterbury Show Hunter shows and convening the Show Hunter section of the Nationals.



Claire Wilson

Riders Rep

Claire Wilson is the Jumping Rider’s Rep, based in Hawkes Bay on Mt Herbert Farm. She is a past HOY winner and NZ team representative, and now produces young homebred horses. Together with husband Simon and children, Tim and Anna, the Wilson’s compete regularly in Jumping and Showhunter and are also involved with Pony Club, Hunting and Racing.

Paul Croucher

Co-opt Member

Paul Croucher has been co-opted to the Board for another year, bringing his business skills to focus on partner relationships and sponsorship. Paul is the Chair of the Rotorua Showjumping Group and Area Delegate for the Bay of Plenty. He is also a committee member for the NEC Taupo and has recently taken over the sponsorship portfolio.

Show Hunter Executive

Lucy Maley Chair

South Island Coordinator
03 318 7227 

June Berrington

North Island Coordinator
027 535 5102


FEI Committee

Maurice Beatson – Chair
027 450 9426

Gerrit Beker
Fiona Bentley
Emma Buckingham
Tanya Hansen
Ray Egarr
Ashley Hart
Vicki Lawson                     
Yvette Lawson 
Judy Bowen
Jenny Booth            

Performance Committee

Penny Tapley – Chair
027 201 4268

Jackie Jermyn
Mandy Illston
Sally Steiner
Claire Wilson
Amanda Illston

Riders’ Committee

Claire Wilson (Chairperson)
06 858 6313


Sarah Forman (Northern North Island)
021 182 4174


Zoe Shore (South Island)
027 284 4867


Lucy Maley (Show Hunter)
03 318 7227

Technical Committee

Amanda Illston – Chair
027 232 4557

Judy Bowen – Steward General
021 103 8735

Gerrit Beker
Fiona Bentley
Roger Laplanche
Malcolm McKee
Megan Myers
Claire Wilson

National Jumping Selectors

Jackie Jermyn (Chair)

Chris Harris (South Island)

Oliver Edgecombe (High Performance)

Philippa Howells (North Island)

Other ESNZ Representatives

ESNZ Jumping representative on ESNZ Board: Jenny Booth
ESNZ Jumping representative on ESNZ Technical Committee: Mandy Illston
ESNZ Jumping representative on NI NEC: Craig and Jenny Booth
ESNZ Jumping representative on SI NEC: Gus Taylor
ESNZ Jumping publicity officer: Diana Dobson
ESNZ Jumping representative on HOY equestrian committee: Kaye Williams & Ross Coles