About The EventThe equine world is coming to New Zealand!EQUITANA Auckland promises to bring to New Zealand a level of equestrian entertainment and education like no other. The ASB Showgrounds will light up like never before for the inaugural November 23-26 event.This will be the most international equestrian event in the Southern Hemisphere since the 2000 Olympics!The EQUITANA brand is internationally recognised for its quality. EQUITANA Auckland will be bringing a raft of superstars, including current and former Olympians and world class competitors who are still competing successfully at elite level.Competition in Show Jumping, Dressage, Eventing and Showing is set to both impress and intrigue from some of the very best combinations from Australia and New Zealand.Tickets will be available mid-July with all sorts of packages available for the rider, shopper, spectator, family and for those who just want to be at the event everyone will be talking about. Tickets On Sale NowWho is behind EQUITANA Auckland?EQUITANA Auckland is being brought to our shores through the team behind EQUITANA Australia, Equine Productions.Under the parent company of Definitive Events, Equine Productions has developed EQUITANA into being a hallmark event in Australia. Led by Event Director Rod Lockwood, EQUITANA has flourished since its debut in 1999 (launched as EQUITANA Asia Pacific) to the equestrian event juggernaut it is today. EQUITANA Australia is the biggest gathering of the equine industry in the Southern Hemisphere and is an event that attracts around 50,000 spectators and exhibitors from around the world.Definitive Events has been behind some of Australia’s largest and most prestigious events, including the very successful EQUITANA Melbourne, the Byron Bay Blues Festival, ITU World Triathlon Championships Sydney, is the service provider behind the Gallipoli ANZAC Day Commemorations and other world class events that continually attract tens of thousands of spectators.Teaming up with Rod and his Equine Productions team are the Hansen family, New Zealand’s leading equestrian event promoters who have continued to take the sport to new heights over many years.This is a family who have strong roots to the New Zealand equestrian industry. The late Osie was a keen huntsman and showjumper. His sons Kevin, Chris and Warwick all rode for New Zealand.The Hansen family has been behind some of New Zealand’s most prominent and successful equestrian events including Ride the Rhythm and the New Zealand Horse of the Year Show. Ride the Rhythm broke new ground as the first top-flight equestrian event to be held in the famous Forsyth Barr Stadium.The Hansen family now work in conjunction with Australian company, Definitive Events, and together are bringing world class equestrian to Auckland.