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Horse of the Year Reflections

Published on 30.03.2011
The end of the road for the New Zealand Horse of the Year Show saw over 74,000 people through the gates during the six sunny days of fierce competition, non-stop shopping and celebrations...


Fantastic Finale for Horse of the Year Show

Published on 21.03.2011
Katie McVean provided the fairy tale finish at the 2011 NZ Horse of the Year Show in Hastings today (Sunday) when she won the $200,000 Bell Tea Olympic Cup beating Australian Jamie Kermond in a nail-biting jump-off....


What's Hot & What's Not! NZ Horse of the Year Show

Published on 18.03.2011
Horsezone's Haylie Martin is on the spot in New Zealand at the Horse of the Year Show and with just over three full on days of competition under its belt, this year's Show is shaping up to be another epic event!...


Top Riders Honoured as Hall of Fame Inductees

Published on 17.03.2011
Top equestrian riders Gaylene Lennard and Maurice Beatson are the latest inductees into the Horse of the Year Hall of Fame at a gala dinner in Hastings last night (Thursday). The two received framed certificate from Hastings District Council deputy mayor Cynthia Bowers and Equestrian Sports New Zealand president Jennifer Millar....


The Aussie Raid has Begun

Published on 17.03.2011
Further to our Facebook post and following our chat last week with members of the Australian team, it's great to see Aussie riders starting off the Horse of the Year Show in such fine form! The Aussies have come out on top in the first big class, the Bomac Norwood Gold Cup, with five of the top six placings going to Australian riders and Billy Raymont (pictured) the winner, riding NZ horse - Nicalette NZPH. ...


A Helping Hand Where it Counts

Published on 17.03.2011
Hawke's Bay teenager Pippa Huddleston got the surprise of her life at the 2011 NZ Horse of the Year Show when she found herself sharing a horse with top Kiwi rider Lucy Akers. Akers, who is riding in the New Zealand team against the Australians in a test on Friday night, spent some time with the 15-year-old giving her a few tips aboard Fat Albert....


Akers Wins Lady Rider and more from the NZ HOY

Published on 17.03.2011
Lucy Akers is the toast of the town tonight after a superb win in the Lady Rider of the Year at the 2011 NZ Horse of the Year in Hastings. The 26-year-old (pictured being interviewed...


The Traditional Way to Arrive at a Horse Show

Published on 16.03.2011
Stephen Muggeridge took a step back in time when he set out for the 2011 New Zealand Horse of the Year Show – much to the delight of many. The school bus driver opted trade his usual mode of transport for his team of Clydesdales. They left their Takapau Plains home on Sunday and will reach the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds on Wednesday afternoon....


Squirt Ready to Fire at the Horse of the Year Show

Published on 16.03.2011
The pretty palomino horse who captured the hearts of the nation after being found with wood preservative splashed on his face, will compete in at the 2011 New Zealand Horse of the Year Show. Squirt and owner Kathryn Corry compete in their first class of the prestigious event today (Wednesday) in the show hunter division, chasing top honours in the amateur and open divisions....


Aussies on Track for Horse of the Year Show!

Published on 14.03.2011
Only 4 days to go until the biggest show in Australasia! The New Zealand Horse of the Year Show, kicks off on 15 March and runs through until 20 March. As reported last week on Horsezone, the Aussies will be there in the thick of the action, doing us proud!...


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