Congratulations to Nicky Lumb, ESNZ Volunteer of the Month for October 2020!

Nicky was nominated by Dressage Taranaki with which Nicky has been involved for a number of years as entries secretary for many different events, including the annual Premier League Championships in mid-January.  So, while some were enjoying a holiday break, Nicky was busy at the computer making an event under the magnificent Taranaki mountain possible.

Nicky has a reputation for always having time for people with her positive, friendly demeanour and has proven to be a fantastic front person for the group at events.

The old saying “if you want something done, ask a busy person” rings true for Nicky. Her volunteering at local Dressage events is somehow scheduled around her position as a nurse in the cardiology department at New Plymouth Base Hospital and supporting her daughter Molly at various events. But there’s much more. She has been bitten by the riding bug and loves to take her horse out hacking, as well as being a keen gardener and enjoying walks with the family dog.

Molly reports that her Mum regularly takes leave from work to travel around the North Island with her during show season and is a groom extraordinaire, photographer, chef and truck driver. “She is always outside helping me at home with the horses every day as well, she’s a legend!”

Nicky is described by top dressage rider Vanessa Way as “an incredibly supportive mum.”

Our sport is in safe hands with Nicky and our other wonderful volunteers like her, so next time you are so lucky to be on the receiving end of our volunteers’ generosity, please take a moment to thank them and give them a big smile.

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

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