Anthea Gunner, Para Equestrian Paralympian


Sponsors and Supporters

Don, Mask, Brian and I are very fortunate to be sponsored by some great people, and without their support competing nationally and internationally would not be possible;

 Exciting New Sponsors!!!

Massive thanks to Janine Simmons and Rojaan Sport Horses - Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel

A huge thank you to David Jones-Parry and Bates Australia for supporting Don and I to WEG!


Head 2 Toe Studio Massage Therapy - Ph 03 313 0349

or book online for your treat!


 A special thanks to Heels Down Ltd who have very generously sponsored a lovely new pair of long leather riding boots to ensure that we look as good as possible when we take on the world! Heels Down are the sole New Zealand distributors for Equitector riding boots and accessories. If you are looking for the ultimate in comfort, quality and protection, look no further. And they can be made to measure! Thanks Helen & Myles for your very generous support!



I have worked for CourierPost for the past 10 years and they have been so supportive of me, particularly through my accident, rehabilitation and return to work. They are also proud to be able to support me to pursue my Paralympic dream and have sponsored Mask and I for the past 5 years.

So if you need a great courier service, you know who to contact!

Tasman Agriculture - Stock Agents

thanks to Maclane & Katheryne for their support

Betavet Equine Herbals

A huge thanks to Kate & Deborah from Betavet for their support! I love the Prepare (great for focus and concentration, and not dulling like many that claim to be calming) and Flexalot (for joint and muscle health) formulas,  the Heals Up Antiseptic spray and Cool n Tite liniment - a must have for every tackroom (and bathroom in fact!) Check out their website or see your local saddler for their great products.

Circle M Quarter Horse Stud

We are also very fortunate to have the support of Sue McVicar and Richard Osborne, from Circle M Quarter Horse Stud, who stand the stunning palomino quarter horse 'Tale of Smart Little Lena'.

 The wonderful Debbie Biles of DB Muscle Therapy, who keeps Mask and Brian in tip top condition all the time, and fixes me as well when necessary! Contact Debbie if you or your horse need help, or for biomechanic advice and fitness plans for both horse and rider.



C1 South Ltd


C1 South is a New Zealand owned company that is proud to provide product and services to meet the needs of many people with a disabilty.  Our aim is to ensure that the best product is chosen to meet the need required and we will assist in any way to ensure that our knowledge of our products is passed on to therapists, clients and funding agencies alike.

C1 South has the exclusive opportunity to bring you seating products for wheelchairs which include the Supracor Stimulite range of cushions and accessories, the Motion Concepts Matrx Cushions and Back Supports, the Nu-Drive Lever Propulsion system, the Trekinetic wheelchair, the Starlock range of Air cushions and the J.O.B. Beach/Pool Chair.

Parafed Canterbury


We are also proudly supported by Parafed Canterbury, as an Elite scholarship recipient for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010 and we were fortunate to receive a development scholarship for 2009. We were also very honoured to be awarded the Graeme Condon Scholarship for 2012 and Supreme Sportsperson of the Year for 2014! Parafed are wonderful supporters of disabled activities nationwide, see for more information on their services and role in the community.


Thanks to the New Zealand Pinto Horse Society for their generous support of Mask and I on our Paralympic Journey!



We are proudly sponsored by



Circle M Quarter Horses

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