Horse of The Year

Hastings

Venue Location

Kenilworth Road, Hastings

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Prices

DAY PASS | TUES / WED:

Tuesday & Wednesday Only
ADULT
$20.00
CONCESSION Seniors 65+ and Students with ID
$15.00
CHILD 5-12 years (under 5 free)
$5.00

DAY PASS | ANY DAY:

Any Day tickets
ADULT
$26.00
CONCESSION Seniors 65+ and Students with ID
$20.00
CHILD 5-12 years (under 5 free)
$10.00

MULTI DAY PASS | 2 DAY:

Any 2 Day tickets
ADULT
$40.00
CONCESSION Seniors 65+ and Students with ID
$30.00
CHILD 5-12 years (under 5 free)
$10.00

MULTI DAY PASS | 3 DAY:

Any 3 Day tickets
ADULT
$60.00
CONCESSION Seniors 65+ and Students with ID
$45.00
CHILD 5-12 years (under 5 free)
$15.00

MULTI DAY PASS | 6 DAY:

All 6 Days
ADULT
$100.00
CONCESSION Seniors 65+ and Students with ID
$75.00
CHILD 5-12 years (under 5 free)
$25.00

PARKING - PER DAY | ANY DAY:

CARPARK Available each day
$5.00

HALL OF FAME:

Thursday 15 March 2018
COCKTAIL PARTY Includes GA entry to HOY 2018 from 4pm on the day
$75.00

FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY:

Friday 16 March 2018
FISH & CHIPS Includes GA entry to HOY 2018 on the day & beverage
$55.00
FISH & CHIPS ONLY All ages & not valid for GA event entry, but includes beverage
$30.00

CROSS COUNTRY:

Saturday 17 March 2018
BRUNCH Includes GA entry to HOY 2018 on the day
$65.00
BRUNCH ONLY Not valid for GA event entry
$40.00

STANDARD:

HOY LUNCH Includes GA entry to HOY 2018 on the day
$95.00

CAMPING - 3 ZONES:

Includes 6 Day Pass Per Person
ADULT
$150.00
CHILD 5-12 years (under 5 free)
$75.00

Timing

Running Time: 6 Days

Venue Location

Kenilworth Road, Hastings

Combos

TUES / WED FAMILY PASS

2 Adult & 2 Child Tues / Wed Pass tickets

ANY DAY FAMILY PASS

2 Adult & 2 Child Any Day Pass tickets

Payment Options

Credit Card
2.50%
Bank Transfer
$1.50
Online Eftpos
1.80%

Delivery Options

eTicket
free
Registration
free
Courier (signature reqd)
$5.00
Courier (rural delivery)
$9.00
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VIP & Event Ticket Info


VIP Events
There are a range of VIP events for everyone to enjoy at HOY. You can enjoy the hospitality at our Hall of Fame Cocktail Party whilst you watch our next HOY superstar get inducted, or you can sit back with a glass of champagne whilst you watch the thrilling Cross Country over breakfast. 

Friday Fish & Chips
Get the full Friday Night Extravaganza experience with ‘Fish & Chips’ and a complimentary beverage in the Premier lounge as you catch all the action in the Hastings, Heart of Hawke’s Bay Friday Night Extravaganza. The perfect way to spend a Friday Night. Lounge opens from 5pm.

Entry to Continental Events Premier LoungeTickets are $55 per Adult (including GA entry to the show) or $30 per person if you already have a GA ticket or rider / camping pass to the grounds. Ticket includes:

  • Fish & Chips from Orton Tailored Cuisine
  • 1 x Complimentary beer / wine or soft drink
  • Full bar available until 9pm.

Cross Country Brunch
Saturday 17th March 8.30am – 12.00pm

Watch the exciting Cross Country phase of the eventing competition in the International Cross Country VIP Champagne brunch. Situated in the premier arena you will have front row seats to the heart stopping action as each horse as it makes its way through the challenging section of the course.

Ticket includes:

  • Entry to Continental Events Premier Lounge
  • $65 per person (including GA entry to the show) or $40 per person if you already have a GA ticket or rider/camping pass to the grounds
  • A Complimentary beer / wine or soft drink
  • Elegant buffet style breakfast menu from Orton Tailored Cuisine 
  • VIP parking
  • Complimentary programme on arrival.

Cape Kidnappers Hall of Fame Cocktail Party
Thursday 15th March 5.30pm – 9.30pm

The Hall of Fame Cocktail Function is the most prestigious event at Horse of the Year. It is a celebration of all things equestrian and an opportunity to recognise those who have excelled or made significant contributions to the sport of equestrian. Attended by some of New Zealand’s most recognisable equestrian personalities and Horse of the Year alumni, it is a night not to be missed. This year the HOF event is a new chic cocktail function style event, with the best high-class canapes served by Orton Tailored Cusine. Come dressed to impress as the formalities kick off at 6.20pm.

Ticket includes:

  • $75 per person
  • All-inclusive beverage package
  • Elegant hors d’oeuvres from Orton Tailored Cusine
  • Announcement of Hall of Fame Inductee and Volunteer of the Year

HOY VIP Lunch
Tuesday 12th to Sunday 18th March between 12:30pm - 2:00pm each day -  

Enjoy the finest food from Ortons Tailored Cusine whilst you watch the competition unfold around you in HOY's VIP Tent. The double sided venue allows you to watch both the Land Rover Premier arena as well as the Altech and Show Jumping Arena 3. 


Show Public Camping

Horse of the Year Show Public Camping is available to all spectators. 6 Day Camping passes are available, which includes access to the Horse of the Year show and 1 non powered camp site.

Public campers are able to access the camping facilities and amenities on site, but be quick spaces are limited. 

Public Camping is available in three zones only - Red, Blue and Green. Camp sites are not allocated at time of booking, Please indicate your preference.  Note, location is subject to availability.

Public campers are only entitled to camp and have access to the Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds for the duration of their ticket.  

Public Camping tickets are limited to 100 tickets 

Proof of purchase / iTICKET receipt does not entitle you to entry to the camping area or the Horse of the Year Show. An official Horse of the Year wristband and parking pass is required.  These will be posted out to you prior to show commences. 


Tens of thousands of people can't be wrong. The 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!

  • Over 1800 horses
  • 1400 riders
  • Over 15 arenas
  • 400 volunteers
  • 8,000 square metres of shopping
  • Excess of 50,000 attendance