1st - 6th March 


Hastings, New Zealand


Tens of thousands of people can't be wrong. The Farmlands New Zealand Horse of the Year Show is touted as one of the greatest equestrian celebrations on the planet by people all over the world.

It's a true celebration of all things equestrian that encompass all that is good about New Zealand and a shared love of horses.

Come and be part of one of the biggest sporting events in the Southern Hemisphere – you won't regret it for a minute!

  • 2600 horses
  • 1800 riders
  • 28 arenas
  • 400 volunteers
  • 8,000 square metres of shopping
  • 84,000 Attendance

Latest Articles

2 Oct 2015

An update on the state of the trade sites as well as some new appointments to the HOY team...

22 Apr 2015

The 2016 HOY dates are out . . .

26 Mar 2015

Phillip Steiner and his lovely imported mare On The Point Bijoux were deserving winners of the Tom Gadsby Memorial Trophy as victors in the NRM…

24 Mar 2015

It's been confirmed . . . HOY will stay in the Bay for at least the next 12 years!

22 Mar 2015

It's been a ripper HOY, with the Hansen crew delivering on their promise on the 2015 show being memorable for all the right reasons.