Land Rover Horse of the Year is a family-friendly event so bring the kids for a                  great day out. Guaranteed fun for everyone!


Free-for-All Friday (gold coin donation optional)

Brought to you by Hastings District Council

Do you want a sneak-peek of Land Rover Horse of the Year? Then come along to “Free-for-All Friday’! From 3pm we are opening our arms (and Gates) to one and all, so you can come along for free and experience a taste of the amazing spectacle that is Land Rover Horse of the Year! Grab the kids after-school and make a fun, family evening of it. Wander the shopping stalls, grab a bite to eat from one of the many tasty Food Vendors and then park up to watch the Craigs Investment Partners Young Rider of the Year followed by the Cavallino Silver Fern Stakes Show-Jumping competition. Boasting the second largest prize money pot, this will be a nail-biting, thrill-seeking display of equestrian excellence.

Gates open 3pm

Craigs Investment Partners Young Rider of the Year 4pm-5pm
Cavallino Silver Fern Stakes 5:30pm-6:30pm


Resene Horse-Play Zone

Kid’s love horsing around so this year, we are excited to introduce the Resene “Horse-Play” zone to Land Rover Horse of the Year. Bring the kids by to enjoy some fun filled equestrian interaction.  Plenty of spot prizes and giveaways.

Cowan Cavalletti Colouring Competitions, get creative and be in to win a Cowan Cavalletti Skinny Lizzie set

Pony Tails – Pin the Tail on the Pony 

Hobby Horse Cavaletti Jumping – kids can jump through a triple Cavaletti jump riding a wooden hobby horse

Care for my Pony Education Corner – this area will give kids an insight into what is involved in looking after a pony from grooming to feeding.  Talk to our local pony club riders about their experences

Resene Paint by Numbers – Over the course of the week children can take part in creating our Land Rover Horse of the Year Mural using vibrant Resene colours

*please note there will be no real horses in the Horse-Play area.