Equidays is back for 2018 – offering visitors the chance to gain expertise and opportunities to learn, get equipped, and be empowered and entertained.
Equidays is at Mystery Creek from October 12-14 and in Christchurch from October 20-21 – with international clinicians to share their wealth of knowledge and experience on areas of performance, horsemanship, western, dressage, horse behaviour, showjumping and entertainment.
Equidays event manager Ammie Hardie says two clinicians – Juan Manuel Munoz Diaz from Spain and Anna Blake from the USA – will join four others returning to Equidays.
“Juan will be sharing his knowledge and experience in dressage during the dressage Masterclass,” says Ammie.
“While Anna will share her knowledge on dressage and horse behaviour and the importance of positive training.”
Returning to Equidays in 2018 is Rob Ehrens from the Netherlands. He’ll share his wealth of knowledge in the showjumping discipline stemmed from his experience coaching the Dutch national showjumping team.
Cole Cameron from the USA will present clinics on the western discipline and lead the cowboy challenge feature.
Warwick Schiller, also from the USA, is back again to what he calls his “favourite horse expo” in his “favourite country” to talk about performance horsemanship. While Dan Steers from Australia will educate on horsemanship and entertain with his performances.
Ammie says national clinicians and educational seminar presenters will also feature at Equidays 2018, making it an event not to miss.
“Exhibition spaces are filling up fast with a number of exhibitors returning and new ones coming on board – all with the aim of providing equine enthusiasts with a one-stop shopping experience at Equidays.”
This year the Kaimanawa Heritage Horses feature returns too, showcasing the skill and progress of recently-mustered Kaimanawa horses and the importance of protecting the breed’s future.
Other show features include Beyond the Barriers, Barrel racing, Cowboy challenge, Dressage, Farrier competition, Derbys, Jumping, Showing and Equidays Top Talent.
“And after learning and shopping during the days of Equidays, the Equidays nightshows light up with equestrian entertainment impressing sold-out crowds,” says Ammie.
Equidays is aimed at providing the equine community with an education-oriented event representing a diverse variety of equestrian disciplines, where visitors can come together and share their passion for horses.
Ammie says festival-goers can learn from some of the world’s best equine experts in hands-on demonstrations and informative seminars.
“You can arm yourself with gear and expertise from Equidays exhibitors and get experience through Equidays competitions.
“There’s entertainment – be amazed by the equine mastery showcased during Equidays night shows and the skills shown throughout the unique Equidays competitions.
“Or get inspiration from the many talented and hardworking equine specialists at Equidays and be empowered to achieve greatness.”
For more information and tickets, see: www.equidays.co.nz