Top Talent

Top Talent

This year we have scoured the country for top talent entries and selected six finalists to receive one-on-one training with none other than international and renowned clinician and performer Dan Steers.  Our lucky six finalists will receive personal training right here in New Zealand with Dan at their chosen location during the week of 24– 31 August.

Four finalists will then be chosen to perform in Saturday’s Equitainment Extravaganza Nightshow in the NRM & McMillan indoor arena at Equidays 2019. We will be documenting their journey along the way so you can keep up with their progress and support your favourite performer when they take to the arena to compete for the title and be crowned the winner of Equidays Top Talent 2019.

The winner will walk away with the title of ‘2019 Equidays Top Talent Winner’, and an impressive prize pool worth over $3,000.


Top Talent is designed to educate and nurture future equine performers from around New Zealand. Our diverse equine industry has many talented performers and trainers who are waiting to be discovered. Equidays believes in supporting performers across all ages and disciplines to discover their talents and showcase them on the equine stage!

Entries Open: Thursday 20 June 2019
Entries Close: Saturday 20 July 2019
Selection Process Begins: Week of 22 July 2019
1-day Training with Dan Steers: Saturday 24 – 31 August 2019
Finalists Announced: End of August
Equidays Rehearsals: Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 October 2019
Equidays Nightshow Performance: Saturday 19 October 2019



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