April 30, 2008

New Zealand showjumping high performance director Jeff McVean will step aside from his role until after the end of the Olympics.

Equestrian Sports New Zealand said McVean wished to avoid a conflict of interest as his daughter, Katie, is campaigning for a spot on New Zealand's Olympic showjumping team.

• ESNZ has announced the resignation of Tony Parsons, head of the organisation's equine health team.

"Tony has worked tirelessly for several disciplines, especially endurance, for many years as well as fronting ESNZ's high performance equine health programme," it said.