Congratulations to Diane Gilder who is our first ESNZ Volunteer of the Month for 2020!

Judy Styles, who nominated Diane, describes her as hard-working in every aspect of Eventing Auckland’s organisation and competitions. And what’s more, she does it all with a smile.

Diane is Event Secretary for Eventing Auckland’s Horse Trials and the Puhinui 3 Day Event. Diane rides at these events at top level as well as helping to run the shows and in the weeks (and sometimes months) before, she is involved in taking entries and organising the events.

“Diane always has a smile on her face! Last winter she organised training days for both show jumping and dressage at Abderry Park. Everyone, without fail, thought these were a fabulous idea. We had six Sundays all of which were very well attended and were lots of fun. As well as taking the entries Diane built the courses and changed them!” said Judy.

“These were fundraising days to help with the running of the sport we all so love. We raised a healthy amount and without Diane, none of this would’ve been possible.”

Thank you so much Diane, for your fantastic service to Eventing, for the countless hours of work you do, your generosity and commitment to the sport at all levels and helping Eventing to succeed.

Our sport is in such good hands with Diane 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; Diane’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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