Make a day of it and enjoy the fabulous VIP and Hospitality options on offer at   

Land Rover Horse of the Year

Hospitality tickets on sale from 21st January 2021

Hospitality & Event Packages


ESNZ Hall of Fame Cocktail Party

Details to be confirmed

The annual Hall of Fame awards night will return for 2021. Come and support the Hall of Fame inductees. ESNZ Awards include Rider of the Year, Horse of the Year, Team of the Year, Volunteer Lifetime Award and Hall of Fame Award. 

It will be an exciting night celebrating people who give so much to the sport, and what better way to show your support by coming along with canapes and entertainment.

Event and Ticket details will be available early January so check back for an update or follow us on Social.


VIP Members Pass

Price $300 per person

Uprade your ticket to the VIP option. A VIP Members pass gets you show entry and a daily car-park, plus access to the Members Lounge Tues-Friday so you have somewhere to sit and relax, or meet people for lunch. A buffet lunch Wednesday, Thursday and Friday is also included in the ticket price, along with tea and coffee (other beverages additional)

Your VIP Members pass also gives you access to the Private Waikoko Garden Bar on Saturday for close viewing of the Land Rover Burghley Cross-Country.

In addition, as a VIP Member, you get pre-sale access for the *special functions on Saturday And Sunday. * The Sotheby’s International Realty Cross-Country Experience + The Day of Champions Lunch



The NZ Sotheby’s International Realty 

Cross-Country Experience

Nothing beats the thrill of pounding horse hooves thundering around the Cross-Country course, so make sure you are in the thick of the excitement at the New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Cross-Country Experience. Here, you will enjoy all the action in the comfort of the Members VIP Lounge whilst experiencing a degustation menu with a difference throughout the afternoon. The best of Hawke’s Bay’s local produce, prepared by Orton’s Tailored Cuisine, matched with a range of thirst-quenching beverages. Tickets will include show entry, food and beverage between 1pm and 4pm, VIP lounge entry, the best viewing experience and access to Cross-Country Jumps, plus the finish line Jump in the Premier Arena.


The Day of Champions Lunch

The Day of Champions day is not to be missed. The final day of Land Rover Horse of the Year attracts record crowds with excitement levels running at an all-time high as horse and rider put everything on the line for the Championship titles! Book your ticket to treat yourself to culinary delights as you enjoy the comfort of the Members VIP Lounge, perfectly positioned beside the Premier Ring to soak up all the breath-taking Show-Jumping action, starting with the final leg of the Eventing followed by Farmlands Pony of the Year and The Stirrups Olympic Cup.



The Mumm Champagne Bar

The Mumm Champagne Bar offers  indoor and outdoor seating and is perfectly positioned to watch all the word class action in both the Premier Arena and Dressage Oval at Land Rover Horse of the Year. Mumm champagne along with a wide selection of other refreshing drinks will be available. Open every day throughout the show. Cash and Eftpos available.


The Nation Bar

Stop in for a drink or a delicious pizza at The Nation Bar, New Zealand’s unique “transforming truck” bar, located adjacent to the Premier Ring. Grab a table inside or pull up a pew outside to bask in the sunshine. If you want a bird’s eye view of Land Rover Horse of the Year, head upstairs to the “Skydeck” cleverly positioned atop of the truck. A great range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available. Cash and Eftpos accepted. Open every day of the show.