Clinics & Training Features

The world's best trainers and clinicians are coming to EQUITANA Auckland. They will be demonstrating how to take your riding and equestrian skills to the next level with an array of masterclasses, clinics and education sessions to provide audiences with a complete guide to the training and managment of your equine partners. Featuring EQUITANA Auckland’s exclusive Star Presenters and educators, these sessions are not to be missed by any equestrian enthusiast.

From competition-specific sessions to general equine wellbeing and training clinics, EQUITANA Auckland will have you ready to take on new challenges together with your horse. These special clinics will feature across the four days of EQUITANA and are your opportunity to learn from the best in the business.

When: Sunday 3pm

Where: Premier Indoor Arena

Super Star Trainer Heading Down Under for EQUITANA Auckland

World renowned German Gold Medal Dressage coach, Jonny Hilberath has been announced as the highly anticipated Dressage Star Presenter for EQUITANA Auckland this November!

As well as being the trainer of the current World Number 1, 2 & 3 riders, he is also the secret weapon of the unstoppable Gold Medal winning Rio Olympic German Team including:

  • Isabel Werth
  • Kristina Broring-Sprehe
  • Dorothee Schneider
  • Sonke Rothernberger

When: Thursday 2:30pm & Friday 9:45am

Where: Kubota Outdoor Arena.

Rod Brown Announced as Top Jumping Clinician for EQUITANA Auckland!

Rod Brown holds a very special place in the echelons of Australian showjumping. An Olympian, World Equestrian Games and hugely successful competitor himself, Brown now focuses on coaching with daughter Jess Brown following very firmly in his footsteps.

When Brown speaks, people listen, with some of the very best from both eventing and showjumping train with him. His masterclass will be something quite special that all grades will be able to learn from. For him, it all starts with the basics, and in particular, flat work.

“I do think it is quite an important part of it all, so I do a lot of flat work and focus on position and getting the horses traveling better,” says Brown, a two time Australian showjumping champion.

When: Friday 12pm

Where: Premier Indoor Arena.

If showing is your passion then this will be one clinic that cannot be missed!

Mark is one of Australia's leading show horse trainers and riders with his own stables enjoying success at the most elite shows across Australia.

A specialist in show preparation, producing and training - Mark is a Royal Listed SHC Judge and EA National Saddle Horse Judge, has taught at The University of Sydney and holds a certificate in training assessment from the NSW Department of Education . Mark also has EA NCAS Level 1 accreditation.

With years of experience competing and producing show horses to the highest level, Mark is an undisputed champion and will be sharing all his tricks of the trade to give you the winning edge.

When: Thursday 4pm

Where: Premier Indoor Arena

When it comes to global eventing superstars, you will be hard-pressed to find anyone more accomplished or admired.. and we have secured this person for EQUITANA Auckland for our UltramoxEventing Masterclass!

We are proud to announce that New Zealand eventing hero Andrew Nicholson is returning home to be part of the inaugural EQUITANA Auckland.

Fresh off the back of his win at the Badminton Horse Trials, Nicholson is looking forward to being back on home soil alongside some of the best riders in the world.