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.





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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

Event Postponed to 4 - 6 February 2022

Equifest 2021 was set to be a celebration of everything we love about our equine industry here in New Zealand. We were so close the event was shaping up to be phenomenal with exhibitor numbers andRead more

Saddles needed to suit both horse and rider.

NSC was founded on the concept that saddles needed to suit BOTH horse and rider. Whilst today this may be common knowledge, before the NSC was formed in NZ in 2002 the thought process was more to doRead more

Equifest Colouring Competition

We know being stuck in lockdown can be hard so we've got a colouring project everyone in the family can do. Plus, be in to win 1 of 3 limited edition Equifest t-shirts and a general admission ticket Read more

VIP & Supporters Weekend Passes On sale 1 August

It's nearly time! Are you ready to snap up your 2021 Equifest tickets? VIP and Supporters Weekend Passes go on sale at 12pm Sunday 1 August to the general public. There is a limited number ofRead more

Equifest receives boost for 2021

Only in its second year, Equifest the festival of all thing’s equine is set to up the celebrations thanks to funding success from The Thermal Explorer Regional Events Fund. Equifest is returningRead more

Equifest is back!

Riding on the back of the successful inaugural 2020 event amidst a year full of covid cancellations, we are excited to be returning to the National Equestrian Centre in Taupo.  The three-day equineRead more

Equifest ends on a high

Thousands of horse lovers descended upon the National Equestrian Centre in Taupo for Equifest on the weekend. The event brought together all disciplines within the equine industry for three days ofRead more

Horse fans flock to Equifest

Horse lovers throughout the country are gathering in Taupo for New Zealand’s finest equine extravaganza, Equifest, kicking off tomorrow (Friday) at Taupo’s National Equestrian Centre untilRead more

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