Pam and her daughter Sophie

Congratulations to Pam Harris who is the ESNZ Volunteer of the Month for December 2019!

According to Heidi Bulfin (ESNZ’s National Sport Administrator, Endurance & CTR official and passionate Endurance rider) who nominated Pam, “she is an unsung hero, always in the background toiling away”. 

Pam has been a committee member of the Marlborough Endurance and Trail Riding Club for at least as long as Heidi has been involved (2006) and usually with an executive role – mainly Treasurer. 

“She has also been a National Official since 2008 and frequently puts her hand up to do Ground Jury or TD (Technical Delegate) just so the club’s rides can go ahead,” said Heidi. “We hold at least one ride (often two) per month from September to April and we are required to have qualified and current Officials overseeing each event, and they can’t be also riding. 

“Pam often helps to mark tracks and in fact her whole family are regular contributors to our club with daughter Sophie (club President) also being a huge contributor and husband Phil being very handy too.  Pam regularly competes in our CTR events but thinks nothing of giving up her own ride so the event can go ahead – a truly selfless and dedicated member of our club.”

Thank you so much Pam (and your family!), for your fantastic service to Endurance & CTR, for the countless hours of work you do, your generosity and commitment to the sport at all levels and helping Endurance to succeed.

Our sport is in good hands with Pam and our other wonderful volunteers like her who quietly go about the business of making things happen so smoothly. Next time you are so lucky to be on the receiving end of our volunteers’ generosity, please take a moment to thank them.

ESNZ Volunteer of the Month receives a gift in recognition of their contribution; Pam’s is on its way to her.

You can nominate your ESNZ Volunteer of the Month by emailing us at nzef@nzequestrian.org.nz  with Volunteer of the Month in the subject line.

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