New Zealand

World Class NZ Eventing Team for WEG

June 27, 2014

Equestrian Sports New Zealand have named their eventing line-up for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in France in August. New Zealand’s most capped eventers Andrew Nicholson and Sir Mark Todd spearhead a four-strong team […]

New Zealand

Meyer Says Goodbye to Snip

May 27, 2014

It’s a sad day, with the news that Joe Meyer’s (NZL) spunky little flea-bitten grey eventer Snip has died. News of his death, which was announced on FaceBook, brought an outpouring of tributes from people […]

New Zealand

Equine Herpes Virus – Type 1 Confirmed In New Zealand

February 14, 2014

The reported cases have occurred on one property in a group of thoroughbred mares without recent history of travel. Horses have presented with central nervous system signs including ataxia and weakness or paralysis of limbs. In several cases, affected horses were found laterally recumbent without previous clinical signs. All affected horses have been within adjacent areas of the farm, with either nose-to-nose contact or shared contact with equipment or handlers. Horses on this farm were up-to-date on EHV-1 vaccines, and vaccination history did not prevent illness.  The owner of the farm has voluntarily quarantined the affected paddocks and put biosecurity measures in place. Equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1 ) is endemic in New Zealand; it probably arrived in the country with the first horses. Many foals become infected from their dams and infected foals may or may not show clinical signs of respiratory disease. Like the human cold sore virus, EHV-1 can enter a latent state in a previously infected animal and it can reactivate in later life, often at times of increased stress. The neurological form of EHV-1 has been known to occur in countries such as North America, Europe and Australia. This is the first time it has been confirmed in New Zealand.  Click here for more EVH-1 related information.

New Zealand

NZ Eventing Heads to Next Level

January 30, 2014

Changes to New Zealand Eventing’s performance programme look set to ensure the nation stays in its premium spot of having top-class riders winning on the world stage for some time to come. The appointment of […]