Entertainment

Entertainment

After a day of learning, competing, shopping and enjoying all things equine – it’s time to sit back and be entertained by the magic of the Equidays Nightshows. Our Nightshows feature equestrian performances from several disciplines and are famous for entertaining sold-out crowds.

Thursday 17 October – 5.30pm – 9.30pm (doors open at 5.00pm)

Carl Hester Thursday Masterclass

Proudly supported by Nettex, Carl Hester MBE is one of the world’s best dressage and horsemanship techniques experts and will be sharing his wealth of knowledge with those attending his ‘Through the Levels Masterclass’ on Thursday 17 October.

No stranger to world-class competition, Carl has numerous international championships to his name including World Equestrian Games and Olympics and is also trainer and mentor to Charlotte Dujardin, one of the world’s best dressage riders.

Don’t miss the opportunity to catch this equine superstar sharing his knowledge and experience during his Masterclass.

Food vendors:

The below food trucks will be open on Thursday night prior to the Masterclass for you to grab a bite to eat.

  • Mizzoni Pizza
  • Thyme Cottage
  • Lions Club
  • Roam Food Caravan
  • Donut Express
  • Nomad Coffee Roasters

Friday 18 October – 6.30pm – 9.30pm (doors open at 6.00pm)

Showjumping Spectacular

This year’s Showjumping Spectacular will feature a Jump for Cancer slalom supported by CryNZ and the Wade Equine Coaches Grand Prix featuring some of New Zealand’s top showjumpers.

The Jump for Cancer slalom will see 16 high profile riders competing over various jumps with punters betting on who they think will win. Any money paid for the riders will go straight to the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.

Find out more about the 16 riders and how you can place your bid to support the Breast Cancer Foundation here.

Next the Wade Equine Coaches Horse Grand Prix will take over the arena showcasing the exciting sport of showjumping combined with the lights, crowds and atmosphere of the NRM & McMillan indoor arena.

Saturday 19 October – 6.30pm – 9.30pm (doors open at 6.00pm)

Equitainment Extravaganza

Saturday night of Equidays features an Equitainment Extravaganza celebrating our spectacular equine industry and the diverse talent within it. The night will feature the newly formatted Equidays Top Talent where the four finalists who have received training and support from equitainment extraordinaire Dan Steers, will dazzle with their performances.

We’ll also see the junior New Zealand Vaulting team perform, fresh off their 6th place at the FEI Vaulting World Championships, with these talented gymnasts showing incredible strength, balance and elegance. Also, for the first time in New Zealand, we’ll see an impressive indoor polo match take place as the final act for the Nightshow featuring some of the country’s best polo players providing a fast-paced, action-packed spectacle of skill and accuracy.

There will be brand new stunning theatrical performances from both international and national equine entertainers that along with the lights, music and atmosphere of the NRM and McMillan indoor arena will make the Equitainment Extravaganza an occasion not to miss!

Equidays Event Partners