Watch as these unhandled horses go from wild to willing across the four days of EQUITANA Auckland, under the watchful eyes of four of the best trainers in the Southern Hemisphere.

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IRT The Way of the Horse - The Challenge

EQUITANA Australia's prestigious horsemanship challenge The Way of The Horse (TWOTH), is coming to New Zealand. This will showcase the talent of four invited trainers as they take unhandled horses from wild to willing across the four days of EQUITANA Auckland. During the challenge, the horse trainers - two from Australia and two from New Zealand - demonstrate their highly personal and specialised methods,

In this electrifying horsemanship contest, the action begins right from the get-go. After choosing their young, unbroken horse from a selection trucked directly from the paddock to EQUITANA Auckland, the four trainers work simultaneously in separate round pens, giving the public a unique opportunity to compare starting methods and training styles. Contestants are judged by a respected panel of judges, who award individual points for technique. TWOTH was created in 2005 by the EQUITANA Australia team, as a way to showcase a kinder and more caring way to start a young horse, so that it becomes a willing and happy riding partner. The trainers chosen for the challenge have the same ethos.

To ensure you don't miss a second of the action, a Super Ticket is the only option. This will give you unlimited access to every clinic, every competition, every night show across the four days of the event for only the cost of two days - it's best value ticket option for EQUITANA Auckland.

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Check out the flashback video below from EQUITANA Melbourne's 2014 TWOTH, to get an idea of what will be in store in Auckland this November!

Watch as these unhandled horses go from wild to willing across the four days of EQUITANA Auckland, under the watchful eyes of four of the best trainers in the Southern Hemisphere.


PREVIOUS EQUITANA AUSTRALIA WINNERS & CONTESTANTS

2016 Champion - Daniel Robinson
Contestants: Mitchell Gollan, Damian Hall
2014 Champion - Bruce O'Dell

Contestants: Bianca Gillanders, Kane Lamperd
2012 Champion – Ken Faulkner
Contestants: Paul Clarkson, Naish Hogan
2011 Champion - Greg Powell
Contestants: Dan Maloney, David Manchon
2010 Champion - Adam Sutton
Contestants: Steve Halfpenny, Chad Brady
2008 Champion - Dan James
Contestants: Warwick McLean, Shane Ransley
2005 Champion - Guy McLean
Contestants: David Simons, Janette Wilson

schedule

PREMIER INDOOR ARENA
Thursday Morning
Horse Selections

Thursday Afternoon
Challenge 1

Friday Morning
Challenge 2

Saturday Morning
Challenge 3

Sunday Late Morning
Final