The horse section is one of the largest at the show, and undoubtedly one of the most hotly contested every year, with many competitors being seasoned amateurs from the show circuit throughout the spring and summer months, others keen novices looking to make a name for themselves.
Please note that working hunter and working hunter pony classes are now Horse of the Year Qualifiers. Working Hunter classes have been changed and a new height class has been added. Please be sure to check the schedule for full details.
District Competitors: rule 29 of the schedule, means and includes any person and Horse/Pony whose PERMANENT home is in the previously designated area known as Banks Peninsula District Council as shown in the map below:
The horse section classes include those for:
- Saddle Hunters
- Riding Horse
- Ponies (four Sections)
- Leading Rein and First Ridden classes for the young riders
- Shetland Ponies
- Working Hunters
- Coloured Horse or Pony Ridden
- Pleasure Harness Horse / Pony
- Round the Ring Hunters.
Because of the high of amount of classes, there’s a great mix of age groups competing in the show and plenty of entertainment and skill to be seen.