Sunday, May 07, 2017

New Zealand: ESNZ addresses “complicated circumstances” around Endurance

Horsetalk.co.nz - Full Article

May 7, 2017
Horsetalk.co.nz

The governing body of horse sport in New Zealand appears confident that Endurance in the country will not be at a standstill for the next few months, following ructions at board level.

Resignations have left the New Zealand Endurance Board unable to muster a quorum. There are no plans to hold by-elections before the next endurance board is elected at the discipline’s annual general meeting in July.

Equestrian Sports New Zealand (ESNZ) released a statement on Friday in which it addressed the “complicated circumstances” around the discipline.

It said the ESNZ Board had sought expert advice to guide the management of the sport in the next few months, given that the discipline no longer had what it called a functional board.

The ESNZ Board had agreed to revoke the delegation of the Endurance Board until a new panel was elected. This, it said, was fully supported by the remaining members of the Endurance Board.

“ESNZ does not intend to take over the running of Endurance,” it said. “It has been agreed with the Endurance Board that it would continue with the day-to-day running of the sport in conjunction with ESNZ when formal decisions were required to be made.”

The move is the latest development following several months of controversy within the upper levels of the discipline in New Zealand, and a series of events at board level that appeared to have their roots in a “swell of unrest” within the discipline...

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