A variety of demonstrations will take place at both Equidays Mystery Creek and Christchurch that will show a variety of different horsemanship and horse sports. These demonstrations are educational and exciting to watch.

Whip Cracking with the CrackUp Sisters


This is your chance to try your hand at whip cracking with the Australian dynamic duo the CrackUp Sisters!

Trained in Australian stock whipping, the Crackup Sisters will share their knowledge with visitors to Equidays at Mystery Creek and Christchurch demonstrating how to master the art of whip cracking.

At Mystery Creek you can catch the Whip-cracking demonstrations on Friday 12 October from 4-4.30pm at the Cambridge Equine Hospital Arena, Saturday 13 October from 1.45-2.15 in the NRM & McMillan indoor arena, and Sunday 14 October from 1.15-1.45pm at the Cambridge Equine Hospital Arena.

At the Canterbury Agricultural Park, whip cracking demonstrations will take place near the food hub on both days.




Polocrosse is back at Equidays 2018 and is an exciting sport combining horsemanship, team tactics and racet and ball skills.

Polocrosse requires riders to be disciplined in horsemanship which enables them to manoeuvre their horses intricately at high speed and under pressure from other players riding around them. The racket and ball skills develop riders hand/eye coordination and the team sport is known for building players confidence.


Saddle Fitting with Christine Peart


Christine Peart will be doing a demonstration at Mystery Creek on the basics of saddle fitting, understanding how a saddle works and knowing when you need to call a saddle fitter.

Christine currently works with NSC and has had the privilege of working with some of New Zealand’s top riders providing insights into the feel of a saddle and how the horse performs under it.

Don’t miss Christine’s informative demonstration on saddle fitting on Friday 12 October from 2.30-3.15pm at Demo Pen 2, Saturday 13 October from 1.30-2.15pm at Demo Pen 1, and Sunday 14 October from 9.15-10am at Demo Pen 2.


Saddle Fitting with Sean Pope


Sean Pope will be demonstrating all aspects of saddle fitting with visitors to Equidays at the Canterbury Agricultural Park.

Sean is a qualified saddle fitter with the Society of Master Saddlers and has over 20 years experience as a saddler. He will be sharing his knowledge on the importance of correct saddle fitting, different saddles for different horses and undertaking regular saddle fits.

Catch Sean’s demonstrations on saddle fitting in Christchurch on Saturday 20 October from 1.45-2.15pm at the NRM & McMillan Indoor Arena and Sunday 21 October from 1.30-2.30pm at the NRM & McMilland Indoor Arena.