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18 - 20 October 2024

Returning 2024


Equifest is a three-day festival where we can come together to connect and share our passion for all things equine. Join us for a celebration of Education, Competition, Shopping and Nightshows.

Celebrating all things equine.

Inspiring crowds with educational seminars, fierce competition and spectacular Nightshows. Plus, shop all your favourite equine exhibitors.

Latest News

Searching for future Equifest Stars

Set to be a new feature at Equifest, the Equifest Future Stars Competition encourages entrants to showcase their unique relationship with their horse/s in a creative, meaningful and entertaining wayRead more

Exclusive Problem-Solving Masterclass & Sunday Day Pass

We're super excited to announce that Yvet Blokesch of Feather Light Horsemanship will be joining us at Equifest Taupō, all the way from the Netherlands! With an immense love for special horses in neRead more

Equifest Christchurch will return in 2024

Firstly we want to thank our visitors who attended our first Equifest Christchurch last year! Our first Christchurch event gave us a fantastic opportunity to dip our hooves into the South Island andRead more

New Brave Pants Leg-Up Marquee

A goal of Equifest has always been to empower and support the New Zealand equine industry. So in conjunction with our supplier Carlton Hire and sponsored by The Brave Pants Co., we are excited toRead more

Save the date: Equifest Taupō 13 - 15 October 2023

It has been an interesting start to 2023, with the weather again wreaking havoc on events, horse shows and many of our summer holiday plans. So, we are excited to be able to share some good news andRead more

Equine Action All Weekend Long in Christchurch

The South Island equine community will be treated to three days of shopping, competitions and thrilling entertainment when Equifest comes to Christchurch this weekend 9-11 December 2022. Opening theRead more

Saddle up Taupō, Equifest is coming

Streams of equine enthusiasts will soon be filling Taupō’s purpose built equine facility, the Dunstan Fiber Fresh National Equestrian Centre, as equine event Equifest prepares for three days ofRead more

Christchurch announced as Equifest location

The South Island equine community will be treated to three days of inspiration, shopping, competitions and thrilling entertainment when Equifest heads to Christchurch from 9-11 December 2022.Read more

2022 Dates Announced!

The secret is out! We are delighted to announce planning is underway to return to the NEC in Taupō and for the first time, we are taking Equifest to Christchurch to the Canterbury Agricultural Park.Read more

Equifest Cancelled Due To Red Traffic Light

Following this morning’s Government announcement that all of New Zealand will be moving to Red in the COVID-19 Protection Framework tonight at 11.59pm the Equifest team feel that we have no optionRead more

Equine world will still get their festival

The equine industry is set to celebrate its own festival this summer as Equifest prepares to descend upon Taupō Waitangi Weekend, 4 – 6 February.   Attracting thousands of people, the eventRead more

Good News For Summer Events

It is fantastic news to have the Government funding backing for summer festivals and events. This is a massive deal for us as a small family-owned event business it has given us the financial certainRead more

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