March 31, 2017

Equidays to host FEI World Equestrian Games qualifying event

  Equidays is excited to announce the Wade Equine Coaches Festival of Dressage, where New Zealand’s top dressage riders will have the chance to qualify for the FEI World Equestrian Games.   Now in its seventh year, Equidays hosts international clinicians, demonstrations and seminars across all equine disciplines, as well as over 200 exhibitor sites Read more…

November 7, 2016

Volunteers provided the horse-power to Equidays 2016

An army of more than 100 volunteers worked at Equidays last month, providing essential support to New Zealand’s premier equine event.   “Even if you’re not a horsey person, you get into it,” said volunteer team leader, Stacey Tancred, who has volunteered at Equidays for the past three years.   Tancred is a property manager Read more…

October 17, 2016

Equidays 2016 wraps up its three days of competitions

  The last day of the three-day Equidays show saw the prizes being awarded for two very popular classes where horses and riders had to participate in competition for the last three days.   In the Kaimanawa Heritage Horses Stallion Challenge, trainers had 150 days to tame, geld and train their newly mustered and randomly Read more…

October 11, 2016

Equidays 2016 off to a great start

  Spectators were treated to a superb display of jumping competitions as well as world-class seminars and clinics at today’s opening day of Equidays 2016.   The two main jumping classes came down to tight finishes with intense jump-offs against the clock to determine the winners.   In the Category A FEI World Jumping Challenge, Taupo teenager Briar Burnett-Grant took out the win on Fiber Read more…

October 11, 2016

Equidays 2016 Hyundai Derby won by local rider

  The Hyundai Derby, the feature event of the second day of Equidays, was won by local rider, Lucy Olphert on a horse she and her family bred and produced.   Eve Saint Laurent has been a nine year project for Lucy. “It is just a very special and rewarding feeling when hard work and Read more…