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Jumping & Show Hunter Contacts

Meet the: Administration Team and Board Members, Area Committees also the members of ESNZ Jumping’s Committees: FEI, Performance, Technical portfolios and National Selectors

Our Team

Marilyn Thompson

Jumping Sport Manager

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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.

Jumping Administrator

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04 499 8994 ext 205

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

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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

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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.

Claire Wilson

Riders Rep

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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.

Penny Tapley


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

Paul Croucher


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Paul Croucher has been voted onto the board at the 2021 AGM, 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.

Lucy Maley

Show Hunter Chair

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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.

Katja Kershaw

Sponsorship & Constitution Review

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Show Hunter Executive

Lucy Maley Chair

South Island Coordinator
03 318 7227

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June Berrington

North Island Coordinator
027 535 5102

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