Launching the EQUITANA Auckland Business Awards

Launching the EQUITANA Auckland Business Awards

EQUITANA Auckland is excited to announce the launch of the 2019 EQUITANA Auckland Business Awards, proudly partnered with Show Pony Graphics and NZ Horse & Pony Magazine.

The 2019 EQUITANA Melbourne Business Awards was a huge success, and very popular amongst exhibitors. Therefore, we have expanded the awards program for Auckland. The EQUITANA Auckland Business Awards are designed to recognise exceptional equestrian product innovation in New Zealand. Likewise, they celebrate the dedication and ingenuity exhibitors put into their EQUITANA exhibition display designs.

The Awards

The EQUITANA Business Awards are open to all businesses exhibiting at EQUITANA Auckland in 2019. Selected finalists from each category will be invited to pitch their products to our panel of judges during two sessions on Friday 22nd November 2019. The Winner and Runner-up will be announced at the EQUITANA Business Awards Presentation Night on Saturday 23rd November. Find out more about the awards here.

New for 2019

For the first time finalists will have the opportunity to display their products at the EQUITANA Business Awards Display in trade hall 2.

Innovation Awards

The Innovation award celebrates the exciting new products driving the equestrian industry. This award is open for products that have been on the market for under 24 months, showing a substantial difference to what is currently on the market or seeking to improve what is already out there. Find out more about the awards here.

People’s Choice Exhibition Display Award

All exhibitors at EQUITANA Auckland 2019 are automatically entered in the Exhibition Display Awards. The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite stand at the EQUITANA Business Awards Display in trade hall 2.

Show Pony Graphics

Show Pony Graphics, renowned for their world-class website design and marketing, helped develop the first EQUITANA Business Awards alongside EQUITANA last year in Melbourne. Now, Show Pony Graphics are heading to Auckland to bring this first of its kind event to New Zealand.

Show Pony Graphics have been the leader in creating innovative website and graphic designs for the Australian horse industry since 2004. They now are not only leaders in website design but offer the complete equestrian marketing package. Their expertise in digital marketing is revolutionising the way Australian equestrian businesses operate in this digital age. Their clients include leading horse feed manufacturers, horse breed associations, horse magazines, horse float manufacturers, equestrian retailers and even an Olympian. Find out more about Show Pony Graphics at

For the first time, Show Pony Graphics will be presenting two educational sessions around digital marketing. The first session, on Thursday 21st November, will cover how to promote your equestrian business effectively online. The second educational session take place on Sunday 24th November and will focus on promoting your equestrian business on social media. This is your opportunity to gain some excellent insider advice and to ask two leading experts in the industry any questions you may have. Click here to find out more information about these sessions

NZ Horse & Pony magazine

NZ Horse & Pony magazine is delighted to partner with Show Pony Graphics for the inaugural EQUITANA Business Awards. We look forward to recognising and rewarding the innovations and businesses within our equine community.

Since its inception in 1959, NZ Horse & Pony magazine has been a part of the Kiwi equestrian culture. Over generations NZH&P remains the country’s highest selling and best loved equestrian magazine, dedicated to the diverse group of horse owners in New Zealand.As the lifestyles of readers has become increasingly busy and diverse; the pages of NZ Horse & Pony remain an oasis of inspiration, aspiration and escape.

Today, the magazine brings equestrian style to life, sharing the stories of the horse people, their passions, properties and businesses that continue to define the very best of New Zealand’s equine heritage.

NZ Horse & Pony is also available on digital subscription, and on our popular website We have extensive event coverage, news and selected features from the magazine archive.

Subscribe to NZ Horse & Pony or PONIES! magazine at EQUITANA Auckland, or if you’d like to chat about advertising and promotional options for your business, we’d love to help!