Hungarian FEI steward Zsófia Pintér is making sure her first trip out of Europe is a big one. The economics student is heading to New Zealand as part of the FEI Eventing Global Education Programme for officials, and will be helping out at the BNZ Kihikihi International Horse Trial.

The level one steward (in eventing, showjumping, dressage and vaulting) has been stewarding for the past five years at national and international shows.
“But I have never been outside of Europe before,” she says. “The FEI programme for eventing officials gives me this great opportunity which I am able to help as assistant steward at Kihikihi.”

Pintér says she is looking forward to the whole event, but also at the chance to get to know New Zealand a little. “I would like to gain new experiences, and be a useful member of the steward team.”

Pintér is a former national champion in pony dressage lives in Kaposvár, in the south-west of Hungary. She is studying at Kaposvár University, in the faculty of Economic Science, and is an instructor at a local pony club. She is also an off-ice official for ice hockey.

Photo: New Zealand bound Zsófia Pintér (second from right) at the Kaposvár CDI with fellow stewards (from left) László Csajághy, Egon Srebotnjak and György Bázár. Photograph by Zoltán Andrássy.

Date Added: Monday, 17th February 2014