Dickey in NZ team for world university champs

20:33, Mar 04 2014

New Plymouth's Mathew Dickey has been named in a strong three-member New Zealand showjumping team to compete at the World University Equestrian Championships in Abu Dhabi later this month.

The team, which will ride borrowed horses for the four-day event, will be aiming to improve on the bronze medal the Kiwi team claimed in Germany in 2012.

All competitors at the champs are required to be either studying at a tertiary institution or have completed their degree within 12 months of the event.

Dickey completed a Bachelor of Engineering degree at Auckland University last year and now works for New Plymouth surveying firm BDW.

The champs will be held at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club and the team will have to leave New Zealand on the final day of the Horse of the Year Show in Hastings.

NEW ZEALAND: Mathew Dickey (Auckland), Chloe Akers (Massey), Melody Matheson (Massey), non-travelling reserve: Olivia Robertson (Otago); coach John Cottle.