The stars are coming to EQUITANA Auckland



Pony Club New Zealand is coming to EQUITANA!

EQUITANA Auckland has joined forces with The New Zealand Pony Club Association (NZPCA) to put together an amazing Pony Club Day in conjunction with its Sunday Programme at this year’s EQUITANA event, November 21 – 24.

EQUITANA will be the place to be for New Zealand’s up and coming talent, especially on Sunday 24 November, when all NZ Pony Club Members will be able to attend for FREE! The Pony Club Programme will include exclusive competitions, the opportunity to meet Sir Mark Todd, and possibly even be part of Sir Mark’s clinic- The Junior Jump Rider!

The world’s biggest equine stars will be coming to EQUITANA Auckland for four jam-packed days of equine education, competition, entertainment and shopping. Featuring none other than Sir Mark Todd, Tristan Tucker, Bruce Goodin and Al Dunning as the headline stars of 35 international educators. The event will also feature a variety of competitions, 3 amazing night shows and more than 120 traders all under one roof, providing a not to be missed event in the heart of Auckland.

The partnership with NZPCA allows EQUITANA to showcase the amazing talent and passion New Zealand’s young riders have for their horses and their sport.

New Zealand Pony Club Association is delighted and excited to be the community partner for EQUITANA Auckland 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity for our members to come and enjoy as well as maybe even take part in some of the world-class offerings at EQUITANA. We are also delighted that our Patron, Sir Mark Todd will be there,” Samantha Jones, NZPCA Chief Executive.

We can’t wait to showcase the NZPCA across the event and to give members the opportunity to participate in FUN, FRIENDSHIP and ADVENTURE at EQUITANA Auckland!

See below for full details of what’s on offer!

Compete at EQUITANA – Sunday November 24

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NZPCA EQUITANA Team Club Challenge

Where: Norwood Outdoor Arena

When: Sunday 24th November 8:30am – 12:30pm

Level: 4 Person Team from the same Club, two riders in each height level: 80cm & 90cm

Entry Fee: $100 per team

Sir Mark will also be presenting the awards at the prize-giving ceremony, making this a competition not to be missed.  

NZPCA EQUITANA 1.1m Jumping Challenge  

Where: Hansen Products Indoor Arena

When: Sunday 24th November 8:30am – 10am  

Level: 1.1m – article 238.2.2

Entry Fee: $20 per rider


Following the NZPCA EQUITANA Team Club Challenge, there will be an exclusive Sir Mark Todd training clinic, for the junior jump rider. This is an incredible opportunity for riders to learn from the master himself and there will also be a chance for riders to ‘win’ a spot in the lesson – A once in a lifetime opportunity! 

IMPORTANT INFO: Applications have now closed for this opportunity. All applicants will be notified on the results of this competition by November 5th.

Stay tuned to find out who will ride with the Master!


Sunday at EQUITANA will be FREE entry to all Pony Club members! All clubs will be sent an exclusive access code to redeem your expo tickets online prior to the event and can also be used to purchase an upgrade to a Sunday ‘Horsemanship’ Full Day Ticket. A Sunday Full Day ticket gives you access to everything including the ‘Norwood Horsemanship Masterclass featuring Al Dunning’ and IRT Presents The Way Of The Horse Finale, featuring none other than Amanda Wilson of the Wilson Sisters!

This offer is exclusive to NZ Pony Club Members.

Contact your Pony Club Secretary to redeem your club’s unique code! 

Mark Todd - Meet your hero


After the Sir Mark Training Clinic, Pony Club riders will have an opportunity for a meet and greet with their hero. Get up close and personal for a selfie and an autograph; you might even be able to pick his brains for some amazing words of wisdom! 


Throughout Sunday, the Education Programme at EQUITANA will be heavily tailored to Pony Club riders. Learn about how to conduct yourself on social media, what to look for when servicing a float, saddle-fitting, picking the right feed for your horse and so much more!


To celebrate Pony Clubs’ involvement in EQUITANA, we want to see your journey to the event! Go in the draw to win amazing ticket giveaways by uploading photos of your horse and tagging #ridetoequitana on your social media accounts – We can’t wait to see your photos! 

EQUITANA Auckland will be the place to be for Pony Club riders this November, with amazing opportunities to get up close and personal with your heroes, compete on the main arena, shop ‘til you drop, learn from the best educators and watch world class competition.