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Equestrian - EQUITANA Auckland Parade And Launch

Equestrian - EQUITANA Auckland Parade And Launch

WHAT: EQUITANA Auckland Street Parade and Launch
WHEN: Tuesday, November 21
WHERE: Departing Forte Street 12.30pm and arriving at Aotea Square at 1pm.From 1pm until 2pm there will be a teaser performance for EQUITANA Auckland’s evening Programmes featuring our stars.
WHY: Have a sneak peek at some of the star presenters, performers and competitors taking part in the inaugural EQUITANA Auckland.
EQUITANA Auckland is just around the corner and we’re inviting you to head down to our launch on Tuesday, November 21.
The parade kicks off at Forte Street, moving along Queen Street, Mayoral Drive and Greys Avenue, and finishing at Aotea Square where there will be a chance to have a few words with world class eventer Andrew Nicholson, watch the extraordinary Tui Teka and his horse Kingston, also featuring The Wilson Sisters’ Vicki Wilson with her Road to the Horse mount Kentucky, get a glimpse of what Tina Fagen will present at EquiMana, among other surprises.
• EQUITANA Auckland will be the biggest international equine event ever seen in New Zealand, and is being held at the ASB Showgrounds from November 23-26, 2017.
• It is from the same stable as the internationally lauded EQUITANA Germany and EQUITANA Melbourne.
• Orgnaisers are bringing some of the biggest stars across the disciplines – Germany’s Olympic team gold medal winning dressage coach Jonny Hilberath, America’s ‘most trusted’ horseman John Lyons, world class showjumping trainer Rod Brown from Australia and of course, former number one, eventer Andrew Nicholson.
• The inaugural ‘NZ Open’ crowns will be contested in showjumping, dressage freestyle to music and grand prix dressage, as well as polo and express eventing.
• Four person teams from Australia and New Zealand will go head to head in both dressage and showjumping to win the ‘Bledisloe Cup’ of each discipline. There will be one from each country in each discipline, with points accumulated for placings.
• New Zealand also takes on Australia for trans Tasman bragging rights in The Way of The Horse – a hugely popular horse starting competition. Four horse men and women have four hours over the four days to take a horse from wild to willing.
• Teams are coming from across the globe to compete in the U17 World Mounted Games Team Championship.
• More than 200 shopping sites from across Australasia.
• Evenings that will redefine equestrian entertainment on all four nights.
• More than 30 international educators – from Australia, Canada, the US, Germany and NZ – running sessions across the four days.
• To run such top-flight competition, five arenas will be created, with more than 90 truck and trailer units bringing in the products for the surfaces.

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