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New HOY Dates Locked and Loaded

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It’s been confirmed . . . The 2024 Farmlands Horse of the Year Show will be held from Tuesday, March 1, through to Sunday, March 6.

HOY board chair Cynthia Bowers announced the new dates today, saying the show was likely to attract more international competition from across the Tasman.

Our new dates are an opportunity to attract Australian competitors without clashing with their Easter Show,” says Ms Bowers. “HOY is the number one equestrian show in the Southern Hemisphere, and we see trans Tasman relationships as an area to develop, not just for competitors, but also sponsors, spectators and trade.”

It also worked in well with Equestrian Sports New Zealand’s endeavour to lengthen the competitive season.

ESNZ chief executive Vicki Glynn welcomed the news, saying there had been plenty of consultation with the many stakeholders who could be affected by the date change.

We have consulted with our ESNZ disciplines – jumping, eventing, dressage and para-equestrian – and also with the RAS who run the showing classes at HOY. RAS were also consulted on behalf of many A and P Shows,” said Ms Glynn.

Every equestrian aspires to compete at HOY and we look forward to it continuing to be a celebration of all things equestrian in 2016. ESNZ values the international competition with the Australians, and we hope more will cross the Tasman to be part of HOY at the earlier date.”

The board will be announcing the new event manager of HOY by late May.

The show will be hosted in Hawke’s Bay for the next 12 years.

We are excited about the future and confident that the Bay will deliver an outstanding HOY in 2016,”said Ms Bowers.





For more information, contact -

Cynthia Bowers

027 443 2999


Other queries can be sent to info@hoy.co.nz



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