About Us

The NZ Warmblood Breeders Association began in October 1978 and was initially the Hanoverian Breeders Association, with the aim of promoting the breeding, improvement, exhibition and participation in competition of the Warmblood horse in New Zealand.

The Committee play a vital role in ensuring the breeding of Warmblood horses in New Zealand is accurately recorded and registered with international standard protocols in place.

Meet the 2023 - 2024 Committee

President:  Jody Hartstone - president@nzwarmbloods.com

Jody has been involved with the NZWA since standing her first warmblood stallion Belmont Golden Boy more than 20 years ago.  Since then she has imported the stallions Landioso, Whisper, Ramazotti and Donnerwind into New Zealand.  Jody has competed internationally in Dressage for New Zealand and has bred horses competing at 5 Star Eventing, Grand Prix Dressage and Grand Prix Showjumping.  


Vice President:Kieryn Walton - vicepresident@nzwarmbloods.com

Kieryn is a passionate breeder and rider of dressage horses.  She has represented NZ earning her Silver Fern for the World Dressage Challenge and also has competed in Sydney at Grand Prix level.  She is currently on the Dressage NZ Big Tour Squad.  Kieryn hand picks the finest European and NZ stallions to cross over her mares and is breeding some outstanding foals.  Kieryn juggles a full time job with the riding of a large team of competition horses and also manages her King Country based Stud.

Secretary:  Gloriann Mullen  -  secretary@nzwarmbloods.com

Gloriann is co-owner of Wembleybrook Sport Horses, breeders of Warmblood's and Connemara Ponies.  Gloriann has been breeding and producing quality Sport Horses/Ponies for 25 yrs. She joined the NZWA in 2015 following the importation of the Tobiano Warmblood colt Traumprinz GF from Germany. She has served extensively on Breed, A&P and Show Committees in the roles of Secretary, Treasurer, Webmaster and General Committee.

Treasurer:  Dallas Hopkins - treasurer@nzwarmbloods.com

Dallas is the Corporate Accountant at AgResearch in Lincoln, prior to this she was an auditor in the public accounting sector for nearly 5 years. Dallas holds a B.Com majoring in Accounting, a Post Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accountancy and am a fully qualified Chartered Accountant.  The NZWA is indeed lucky to have Dallas' skill set as part of the committee

Registrar:  Christine Hartstone - registrar@nzwarmbloods.com  (ex officio)

Christine Hartstone has been the Registrar for the NZWA for five years and continues her now permanent role as an additional non-voting member of the Committee. She has a keen interest in the administration and organisation of horse shows and has spent many thousands of hours volunteering at Horse Trials, Dressage and Pony Club Events.  In 2018 she was recognised for her ongoing work with a Member of the NZ Order of Merit (MNZM) in the Queens Birthday Honours list.


Committee Members: 

 Hayley Shaw 

Hayley is a busy person, she is a veterinarian, a mother, and runs a boutique warmblood stud called PL Performance Horses (PLPH).  She does her own breeding work and breeds her own carefully selected mares to mostly European stallions.  PLPH also stands the Cremello Warmblood Stallion SP Blue Eyed Ghost.  All young stock are of course registered with the NZWA and she has a passion for producing quality jumping horses with exceptional temperaments that are very ridable.  In her “spare time” she enjoys competing the young horses she is producing predominantly in show hunter but she also dabbles in show jumping.  Hayley strongly believes in the importance of transparency, and quality assurance when breeding and offering horses for sale, which course registering horses plays a huge role in.


Rebecca Kerr

Rebecca is an extremely hard working rider, trainer, stallion owner and breeder who's equine business runs under the name of Maungatua Equestrian.  Rebecca stands the popular palomino German Warmblood Pony Stallion Golden Strike and also the fantastic all-rounder Campion KSNZ. Both of these stallions are licensed with the NZWA and Rebecca has proven herself to be a stickler when it comes to stallion paperwork, registering foals, and entering Classification Tours.  Rebecca herself is a talented and dedicated rider who competes in dressage and show hunter and spends her summers collecting semen from her stallions for their ever-growing mare list. Rebecca also schools and breaks in horses, runs an agistment facility and gives lessons whilst still managing to help out on her parents dairy farm.

Ana Rattray

Ana is a well known breeder and producer of showjumping horses in New Zealand, and together with her sister Tors she runs Cheleken Equestrian at Mangatangi.  She has over 40 years of breeding experience, with her love for this being passed down from her parents who were avid breeders themselves.  Ana's interests lay in the promotion of NZ bred horses and getting these horses recognised internationally. (Photo Credit Ann Bremner - Eye Witness Images)


Georgia Sheard

Georgia is a young breeder and show jumper who runs Rose Flats Equestrian in Auckland. Alongside her father she caught the breeding bug when their first foal was born at the beginning of 2015, and since then they have been breeding up to five foals per year. Georgia is really passionate about increasing the number of breeders and riders who register their warmbloods, plus DNA testing to ensure breeders are accountable for what they’re claiming.  Georgia firmly believes passports are an important step moving forward especially for age group classes. 

Jennifer McNeill

Jen is passionate about breeding quality sport ponies as the owner of Waimakariri Pony Stud. Jen works full time and rides dressage on her ponies and has coached at pony club for over 25 years to bring through young riders for the future. As a boutique breeder Jen has had great success to date with all foals put forward for Classification so far gaining wide ribbons.

Dr Lee Morris - lee@equibreed.co.nz - Scientific Advisor (ex officio)

Dr Lee Morris is the Director of Equibreed NZ Ltd and one of the world's most prominent Vets in her field of Equine Reproduction.  She is a keen researcher and a talented equine vet offering cutting edge technology to NZ Breeders.  She brings to the NZWA Committee not only her immense knowledge of the breeding industry, but also her administration and business acumen.