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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 of equine action. The biggest prize getter of the weekend was Grand Prix and CSI-W World Cup winner Lisa Coupe who took out 1st, 2nd and 6th in Fridays Fixine for Equine 1.25 Horse Speed. The Horse 1.35 Championships went to Olympic showjumper and Taupo local Duncan McFarlane upon Be Mine NZPH with a do...

December 1, 2020

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 until Sunday. Open November 27-29, the brand new national event celebrates all things equine; combining education, competition, shopping and nightshows. The three-day festival pulls equine experts and horse lovers together from around the country, just what the industry needs after a challenging year of distance...

November 26, 2020

A few brief thoughts about horsemanship

Riding, working and training horses, as with anything, gains better results through better understanding. True horsemanship, working in a safe manner by building trust and respect, requires comprehending several principles from the perspective of the horse. Personal safety is a horse’s main priority, ranking higher even than eating, which comes in a close second. Everything about they’re physical makeup is created for survival, from their sharp eyesight and hearing to their flight instinct t...

August 11, 2020

A Key to Success

Some time towards the end of last century I made the decision to make horses my life and my livelihood and there began a journey that has lead me to learn and teach in 19 countries and start young horses on four continents. A lot of people know me for my Liberty or Bridleless ridding demonstrations but they are just a small part of a congruent approach to developing a horse into a safe, fun and functional partner. In my clinics I emphasise horse physiology and seeing life from the horses point o...

July 27, 2020

Wilson sisters announced as Equifest Ambassadors

It really wouldn't be a celebration without our favourite sisters Vicki, Kelly and Amanda. The Wilson Sisters have time after time shown their commitment to New Zealand's equine industry and we are excited to announce that they have come on board as Equifest Ambassadors. The Ambassadors will present hands-on and practical education sessions throughout the 3-days, ensuring visitors have the chance to learn some valuable training tips. Plus, you can also see their talents ...

July 22, 2020

Equifest – Your equine event

The community spoke and we listened. Equifest, a celebration of all things equine, is New Zealand’s newest national equine event and promises to be a groundbreaker. Held November 27 to 29th as a 3-day equine extravaganza in Taupo, Equifest is designed to impress and inspire. Created and driven by experienced event and equine professionals specialising in delivering successful large international events, Equifest has been thoughtfully developed to inspire, connect and power the industry. Equife...

July 5, 2020

Our Equifest website is live

The time has come, we are delighted to announce the launch of Equifest's new website! That’s right were live, check it out for all of the much anticipated news about New Zealand's newest equine event. Our main goal is to provide you with a user-friendly experience so that you can find all the information you need. We will be regularly updating information so make sure to save it to your favourites.  For now you can now find out more about dates, location and more. ...

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