Welcome to the website for the New Zealand Equine Research Foundation

The New Zealand Equine Research Foundation (NZERF) is a charitable trust created to foster education and research in the New Zealand Horse Industry. The NZERF does this by funding and promoting the following activities:

  • research projects designed to benefit horses
  • publishing books, Bulletins and conference proceedings on horse topics
  • public lectures, conferences and courses on horse topics.
  • encouraging people involved in NZ horse industries to study and understand the horse through a number of scholarships.  The veterinarian/farrier travel award, the Massey University Student Scholarship, Travel Awards, the Valachi Downs Young Achiever Award and the Johnathan Hope Scholarship