Saturday Highlights everyone needs on their calendar

Saturday Highlights everyone needs on their calendar

We’re heading into day three of EQUITANA Auckland and we don’t want you to miss a beat! Here are the highpoints for tomorrow . . .

It’s the Mercedes-Benz Auckland Showcase and there’ll be plenty of air everywhere. First up is four-time Olympian Bruce Goodin’s Masterclass which kicks off at 9.30am in the Hansen Products Indoor Arena, and runs through to 11.30am. Bruce will delve into ground work, flat work and jumping with the overarching focus on the importance of how riders get to the jump.

The IRT The Way Of The Horse enters round three between 12.30pm and 2pm, and it’s incredible to see the progress being made by our four horsemen and women. Today we saw two actually in the saddle with tremendous inroads made in building those relationships between horse and handler. Don’t miss a moment in this ultimate challenge of horsemanship.

There’s plenty to see during the day in the Norwood Outdoor Arena, with the first round of the Farmquip Connexion Challenge between 10.15am-11.45am, including Russell Higgins who later will have a meet and greet with two of his gorgeous liberty horses between 12.30pm-1.15pm in Demo Arena 2.

Then it’s back to the Hansen Products Indoor Arena for a big first with the inaugural New Zealand Warmblood Performance Horse Auction between 2.30pm-4.30pm where 13 superbly bred equines will go under the hammer.

If you’ve been inspired listening to the four star presenters at EQUITANA here’s your chance to ask them whatever your heart desires. Sir Mark Todd, Bruce Goodin, Al Dunning and Tristan Tucker will all be on stage for Q&A in classroom 2 between 4.45pm-6pm.

The Mercedes-Benz Auckland Full Flight Jump Night has loads of action. Olympian Bruce Goodin is back and will do an insightful course walk of the Grand Prix course, set to go at 7.30pm.

So that’s a wrap on Saturday from EQUITANA Auckland. Don’t miss the action at this fully international event.