The Team

Head Groom - Tess Anderson

Tess is kiwi born and has been part of the team here for 3 years. She is a competent rider herself having successfully produced and competed horses in the past, so she is not only responsible for the turn out, competiton duties and stable management of the horses but also rides daily.

Dressage Coach : Isobel Wessels 

Isobel is a successful Grand Prix rider and International dressage judge. I have been very fortunate to work with Isobel since being included on the NZ High Performance Squad.


Vet - Tom Campbell

Tom is another kiwi member of the team.

He works from the Bourton Vale vet practice in Bourton on the Water and has been responsible for the well being of the horses for several years now. He is an experienced competition vet.


Farrier - Phil Martin

Phil is  responsible for the year round shoeing of the horses. Experienced with the needs of competition horses he is an asset to the team.

For more infomation on Phil, you can visit his website.


Vet : Dr Christiana Ober


Christiana relocated to the UK from the US in 2015 when she started to assist the NZ team as team vet. She and her husband have an equine sports medicine practice in Wiltshire, Dr Andre Buthe Equine Clinic. She is very passionate about proactive management of the equine athlete and about success for Team New Zealand.