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.

Family entertainment

This year we’re introducing a new concept to the Equidays lineup, fun for all with family entertainment!

Each day visitors can catch a stageshow performance from Australian larrikins the CrackUp Sisters welcoming Equidays visitors to their Homestead where they’ll entertain crowds with their hilarious performance and shenanigans. Trained in dance, circus, whip cracking, knockabout acrobatics, aerial stunts, comedy and entertaining crowds; the Australian sisters will create a fun dynamic within the Equidays event.

There’ll also be a selection of old school rural games including horseshoe toss, apple bobbing, sack races and face painting available as well as bouncy castles and pony rides and fun for the whole family.

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Mystery Creek Entertainment

Friday 12 October – 6.30pm – 9.30pm 

Showjumping Spectacular

The Friday night of Equidays at Mystery Creek will entertain crowds with a showjumping spectacle!

The night kicks off with the Nettex Slalom, involving two riders and horses jumping identical courses at the same time, against the clock. The Nettex Slalom is fast and entertaining and an addition the Friday night show not to miss.

Next up is the crowd-favourite Wade Equine Coaches Grand Prix. This event will see jumpers go head to head over a technically difficult course showcasing the thrilling sport of showjumping heightened with the Equidays indoor arena and the lights and crowds that come with it.

Saturday 13 October 6.30pm – 9.30pm 

Equitainment Extravaganza

Saturday night of Equidays at Mystery Creek will feature an Equitainment Extravaganza hosted by the dynamic Australia duo the CrackUp Sisters trained in dance, circus, whip cracking, knockabout acrobatics, aerial stunts and entertaining crowds.

The show will feature a blend of acrobatics, barrel racing, liberty acts to music, stunt riding, and horsemanship with the CrackUp sisters being joined by Dan Steers, Russell Higgins, the Wilson sisters,  and 2017 Top Talent winner Amelia Newsom.

We’ll also see a stunning performance from two horses and 12 performing arts students from Nga Tawa Diocesan School lead by Sarah Rolston, taking the crowd on a journey from light to darkness with horses and dancers brought to life with dramatic lighting and theatrical music.

Sunday 14 October – matinee 4.30pm – 6.30pm 

Equidays Top Talent

Our Sunday matinee at Mystery Creek will feature Equidays Top Talent hosted by Amanda Wilson and Cole Cameron celebrating some outstanding equine talent and creativity.

The Wilson sisters will provide the opening act in the form of a horse riff-off setting the scene for some fantastic acts throughout the night. Performances will include a mix of individual and group acts from adults and young equine performers as well as a number of equine entertainment professionals entertaining crowds.

Kelly Wilson will be performing a liberty act with the up-and-coming superstar Showtym Moonlight, Russell Higgins will be entertaining with a humorous act featuring multiple horses and the Waimauku Vaulting team will be showcasing their skills – just to name a few!

Christchurch Entertainment

Friday 20 October – 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Equitainment Extravaganza

A show so nice we’re doing it twice! Grab your tickets to the Equitainment Extravaganza on the Friday or Sunday night of Equidays at the Canterbury Agricultural Park.

The dynamic Australian duo the CrackUp Sisters will host the Equitainment Extravaganza inviting everyone to attend a house warming party of their New Zealand Homestead. Trained in dance, circus, whip cracking, knockabout acrobatics, aerial stunts and comedy; the CrackUp Sisters will entertain the crowd throughout the night with their hilarious performance and shenanigans.

The show will feature a blend of acrobatics, liberty acts to music, riding entertainment, and horsemanship with the CrackUp sisters being joined by Dan Steers, Russell Higgins, the Wilson sisters, Bryan McVicar, Equine Films horses and dance students from Hagley College.

Saturday 21 October – 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Showjumping and Equidays Top Talent

Saturday night of Equidays at the Canterbury Agricultural will kick of with two thrilling jumping events – the Fourflax Speed Pony and the Fourflax Speed Horse. First off riders aged 17 and under and their ponies will take to the course followed by horses and their riders navigating slightly higher jumps with both classes sure to be an exciting test of skill and speed.

Next visitors will be wowed and entertained by the South Island edition of Equidays Top Talent hosted by Amanda Wilson and Cole Cameron. Visitors will be wowed by three fantastic liberty acts performed by professional equine entertainers as well as a performance from local cowboy Bryan McVicar. Equidays Top Talent celebrates the depth of talent in the equine sector and allows handlers and trainers to show off their skills.

Sunday 22 October – 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Equitainment Extravaganza

A show so nice we’re doing it twice! Grab your tickets to the Equitainment Extravaganza on the Friday or Sunday night of Equidays at the Canterbury Agricultural Park.

The dynamic Australian duo the CrackUp Sisters will host the Equitainment Extravaganza inviting everyone to attend a house warming party of their New Zealand Homestead. Trained in dance, circus, whip cracking, knockabout acrobatics, aerial stunts and comedy; the CrackUp Sisters will entertain the crowd throughout the night with their hilarious performance and shenanigans.

The show will feature a blend of acrobatics, liberty acts to music, riding entertainment, and horsemanship with the CrackUp sisters being joined by Dan Steers, Russell Higgins, the Wilson sisters, Bryan McVicar, Equine Films horses and dance students from Hagley College.

Equidays Event Partners