EQUITANA Auckland Junior/Youth Rider Programme


EQUITANA Auckland is proud to be launching our Junior and Youth Rider programme at our 2019 event. We are creating the programme to educate and advance the development of New Zealand’s talented pool of young riders.

The Young Riders of a nation are the future of their chosen equestrian discipline, and EQUITANA is proud to have created a platform for New Zealand’s best young riders to showcase their talent.

New Zealand’s Young Riders will have the opportunity to compete with and against top senior riders at EQUITANA and gain exposure to top level atmosphere of an international style competition. Young riders can also access specialised education sessions on feeding and nutrition of the equine athlete, sports psychology, riding, and much more via our world class education programme. Add to that the opportunity to gain knowledge via witnessing top level trainers in action throughout the 4 Masterclasses and several Star Education Sessions of each major discipline, New Zealand’s future is in safe hands.

Youth Education Programme- Recommended Sessions to follow

Please Note: For entry details please go to the relevant sport

Thurs 21st Nov

  • Dressage- Norwood’s Grand Prix open to YR
  • Show Hunter- All classes open to YR, HOTY Qualifier
  • Express Eventing- Vet Associates Future Stars (Youth)

Fri 22nd Nov

  • Dressage- Inter 1 open to YR
  • Jumping- Harrison Lane Junior 1.15m and YR 1.25m
  • Showing- Led, Junior and Youth Classes Available

Saturday 23rd Nov

  • Jumping- Mercedes Benz Auckland Junior 1.15-1.2m
  • Jumping- Mercedes Benz Auckland YR 1.25m
  • Farmquip ConneXion Challenge R1- Open to Jnr/YR
  • Jumping- Mercedes Benz Auckland 6 Bar- Open to YR

Sunday 24th Nov

  • NZPCA 1.1m Jumping Challenge
  • NZPCA Club Team Challenge Jumping
  • Sir Mark Todd Junior Jump Rider Clinic (Applications open to NZPCA riders)
  • Farmquip ConneXion Challenge Final (Qualifying round Saturday)
  • Breed Showcase- open to YR with horses/ponies with breed society papers
  • Working Equitation- Open to YR