Kaimanawa Heritage Horses
Kaimanawa Heritage Horses are back this year with a newly formatted competition, Freedom to Friendship. The competition shows the skill and progress of recently mustered Kaimanawa horses and the importance of protecting the breed’s future. This competition is run by the charitable society Kaimanawa Heritage Horses, led by a group of passionate volunteers dedicated to the care and welfare of Kaimanawa horses both domestically and in the wild.
There is an emphasis on respecting the nature of these wild horses and offering them the best possible experiences with humans, providing a low-stress transition from the wild to domestic life.
Friday is the new friend’s non-ridden competition for newly mustered Kaimanawas. This is a trot-up, handling and conditioning competition for junior handlers (12-17yrs old) and for senior handlers (18 yrs and older) and their gelded Kaimanawas.
Saturday is the new friends non-ridden course and freestyle competition (Qualified junior and senior handlers from Friday)
Sunday is the OLD Friend’s obstacles and imaginative task competition for previously mustered Kaimanawas (4yrs and older) open to junior riders and senior riders.