2021 Hero Sponsors

Land Rover Horse of the Year is extremely grateful for the overwhelming support. 
We would like to personally thank the following sponsors.

Land Rover

Naming Sponsor


Hastings District

Host City

Hastings logo


Land Rover Horse of the Year is proud to support equestrian charities for 2021; New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Association and the Leg-Up Trust, Hawke’s Bay. We recognise the huge contribution these charities make to enriching the lives of New Zealander’s through horse care and contact. We also acknowledge and appreciate the opportunity they offer for horses to have meaningful lives after their equestrian careers and homes are no longer possible.

You can opt to make a donation to these worthy charities when you purchase your ticket on-line or at the show. Look for their stands within Land Rover Horse of the Year and stop-in to find out more about their wonderful work.

The Leg-Up Trust reaches out to disadvantaged youth who suffer social, behavioural or emotional problems by teaching them how to engage and communicate with horses. These young people have been put in the ‘too hard’ basket and Leg-Up Trust gives them a second chance in life: increased confidence, life skills and something to get up for in the morning. These young people have often been through incredibly difficult times; some have suffered abuse, are at risk of suicide or are young offenders. Leg-Up provides strong and clear boundaries so that the young people develop a sense of right and wrong and learn to focus on positive attributes. The children are all nurtured and unconditionally loved. All other avenues have failed with these children so we dare to be different. The horses are the therapists; we humans are the facilitators.

New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Association (NZRDA)is a registered charity, made up of over 50 Riding for the Disabled (RDA) groups located throughout every region of the country. RDA is all about providing goal-based riding activities that increase the ability, strength and confidence of people with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges. Our focus is to make a positive difference. Our vision is to reach more riders and change more lives.