Event Information



What are the ticket options and where can I buy them?

You can buy tickets via the TICKETS tap on our website or on the Gate each day.

I'm a Hawke's Bay resident, do I get a discount on my ticket?
There are so many benefits to living in Hawke’s Bay, and one of those is having access to the 2-for-1 Ticket Offer to Residents. Napier and Hastings Ratepayers will receive their offer in the post in January, so keep an eye out!
Where can I go on a general admission tickets?

You can only access the public areas NOT into stabling/camping areas. These spaces are for competitors and support crew only.

Do I need to buy separate tickets for functions within Land Rover Horse of the Year?

Yes, have a look at our offering under ‘Whats On’ – Hospitality and Functions


is there parking at the event

Public parking access is off Bennet Road, Hastings.  Make sure to add this to your ticket package

$5 per day / $25 week

To streamline your experience please purchase on line prior to your arrival.



mobility passes

Vehicles displaying a mobilty / disabilty pass can access the reserved parking located end of Kenilworth Road

Media and Photographers

onsite media and photographers

All commercial Media and or Photographers must have an approved application to work at event.  Please contact media@hoy.kiwi to enquire.


Visiting HasTings

If you need help booking accommodation or things to see and do whilst you are at Land Rover Horse of the Year, get in touch with the friendly team at Hastings i-SITE and Visitor Information Centre

Call 06 873 5526  /  email  info@visithastings.co.nz

can public camp on site

All competitors and trade attendees can camp on site, this must be done through your entries or trade contact.  We do not offer camping for spectators.


How do i enter

All entries need to be done through evoevents.co.nz  CLICK HERE TO ENTER


can i camp on site

All comptitors and trade attendees can camp on site, this must be done through your entries.


Food & Beverage

Can I bring a picnic to Land Rover Horse of the Year?
You sure can however we have plenty of fabulous foodies offering morning tea, lunch and snacks so we have got you well covered if you want to buy something onsite. Please note no alcohol is to be bought into the venue.
What is there to eat and drink at Land Rover Horse of the Year?
We have a whole range of hospitality options for you to choose from. Grab a drink from onsite bars: The Nation Bar or Mumms Champagne Bar or grab a soft drink from one of the many Vendors around the Grounds.VIP Member ticket holders can also buy food and drink from the Members VIP area and we have a dedicated Food Court area that anyone can purchase meals and snacks from.


event HUB

For any event information or help please come and see us at the Event Hub which is in the Exhibition Hall. Please visit here for all your show information and assistance.

Lost and Found

We hope you don’t lose anything at the show but if you do find yourself with lost or found items please take them to the Event Hub.

What if I need First Aid assistance?
We have a First Aid stall located located at the Northern End of the Main Grandstand so please make your way there more medical situations.
Are there any EFTPOS facilities?

The event does not offer any cash out facitilies,  however, most trade sites offer eftpos as a paymemt option. 

Are there Toilets and Parent Facilities?

Yes, there are plenty of toilets located throughout the grounds and there is also a Parent’s Room behind the main Grandstand that can be used for feeding and changing children.

Is there Wheelchair access?

Yes, the main Grandstand has ramps however it is a steeper incline as you get to the top so please bear that in mind. The terrain around the main area of the show is also relatively flat and well prepared. If you need further assistance please make your way to the Event Hub located behind the main Grandstand.

Is there an official programme book for Land Rover Horse of the Year?

Show Programmes will be available and will include all schedules and rider details. They can be purchased from Ticket Booths at the entrance, or at the Event Hub located behind the Main Grandstand.

ARE there Shopping opportunities at Land Rover Horse of the Year?
There sure is, in fact, there is so much shopping you might need an extra day to fit it all in! You can buy anything from a bed to a bridle and everything in-between. For a full list of all the retailers click here