- at Puhinui International Horse Trials -


The Puhinui International Horse Trials is only successful because of the many, many voluntary hours given by wonderful, outstanding people.
If you would like to be part of this dynamic equestrian discipline, but not sure where to start, then please consider the following opportunities:

 All volunteers have access to the Volunteers / Officials marquee throughout their day for food and beverages.  
Please ensure you receive your wristband from your relevant convenor. 


The dressage arenas (approximately 6) are erected by a band of helpers, if you have a couple of hours around the middle of the day, then please contact  Jackie Dorotich j.dorotich@hotmail.com 027 450 8070 or Monica Oakley monicaoakleyequine@gmail.com 027 278 2388.


Friday is the first day of competition, dressage day. The event requires volunteers to be “writers”  for the dressage judges, runners who collect the dressage test papers from the judges and deliver them to the scoring team and people of open and close the pipe gates as the horses in the top classes go in and out for their dressage tests.


Cross Country Jump Judging Cross country day where a significant number of volunteers are required for cross country jump judging. Your day will start early with a BBQ breakfast provided, followed by a “jump judges briefing” where the Technical Delegates will clearly outline your duty for the day, or part day. Then you are out on course, with snacks in hand and lunch delivered, in either a vehicle, or at least with your trusty chair and a hat, to note each and every horse as they negotiate your nominated cross country jump. Please be assured, even if you have no or limited experience, full training will be given, and an “easy” fence will be allocated. Should this sound like something of interest please make contact with either Rachel Cochrane fultonswimschoolrc@gmail.com or 027 838 9055 or Rachel Luzak  willowthemare@hotmail.com or 027 205 3315.

Show jump course building  at the conclusion of the cross country, a team assemble to build the two show jumping courses required for the following day. If you felt you might have time to assist with this task towards the days end, please make contact with Judy Styles stylesnz@xtra.co.nz or 021 761 336

Eventer Challenge  at the conclusion of the cross country, a team is required to assist to complete the build of the Eventer Challenge course required for the following day. If you would like to assist with this task please contact Cara Goodman cara@goodman.co.nz or 021 678 361


Sunday is the final day of competition. Volunteers can be of assistance this day to be stationed at the show jumping rings to help pick up rails as they fall.


Should you have a desire to get involved at the event, or before with the Eventing Auckland Inc. the Organising Committee, responsible to running the Puhinui International Three Day Horse Trials, then please do make contact with Bridget Sutton hentonlodge@ps.gen.nz or 021 286 8345. There is always room for one more pair of hands.


We would like to take this opportunity to warmly thank all past, current and future volunteers for the event, without you, it would not be possible to run this event.