Land Rover Horse of the Year is an absolute “must-see” for equestrian fans and live-action enthusiasts who delight in watching world-class competition complemented with great hospitality, shopping and family fun.

What's your Land Rover Horse of the Year style?

Are you mad-keen on horses and saddling up for a serious weekend of world-class equine action, or more of a laidback lass looking for a fun fillies weekend? Travelling with your horse riding buddies or bringing the whole family?

Whatever your style, here's your chance to win a Land Rover Horse of the Year weekend in Hawke's Bay including accommodation, activities and tickets to Land Rover Horse of the Year.

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Check out the holiday styles below for inspiration for your Land Rover Horse of the Year Hawke's Bay escape.

Horse Fanatic

Prepare to saddle up for 48 hours of equestrian delights at Land Rover Horse of the Year.

You’ll be a VIP guest for the weekend, enjoying lunch at the NZ Sotheby’s International Realty Cross-Country Experience on Saturday and the Day of Champions lunch on Sunday, watching the Stirrups Olympic Cup, Farmlands Pony of the Year and the final leg of Eventing, all from the comfort of the VIP Members Lounge, perfectly positioned for viewing the Premier Ring action.

Your accommodation will be close to Tomoana Showgrounds so you won’t miss a minute of the fun.

Your perfect horse fanatic weekend in Hastings

Watch: a sneak-peek of all the HOY action
Get a caffeine hit
Take a hike
Gather fresh produce
Finish the day with a beverage
Plan your HOY experience

Fillies Trip

Grab a gal-pal and escape to Hastings Hawke’s Bay for the ultimate good-time girls getaway.

Book into Porters Hotel in Havelock North, located within a stones throw of great cafes, restaurants and bars, and fabulous boutique shopping!

Your weekend activities include a Hastings City “East Block’ adventure; a gin tasting with Hastings Gin Distillers, dinner at Sazio Italian Restaurant and a nightcap at The Common Room bar and a full day immersing yourself in the excitement of Land Rover Horse of the Year, taking in the thrilling Burghley Day Cross-Country whilst sipping champagne in the Waikoko Gardens Bar. 

Your perfect fillies trip to Horse of the Year

Watch: a sneak-peek of all the HOY action
Boutique shopping
Winery hop
Pedal the trails
Take in the arts
Plan your HOY itinerary

Family Fun

Hastings is a mecca of things to see and do for families so prepare for a weekend of endless fun. You’ll enjoy self-contained accommodation close to the centres of Havelock North and Hastings CBD.

Your weekend activities include a day at Splash Planet water theme park, dinner at Fun Buns where you’ll enjoy fabulous street food dining, and a day at Land Rover Horse of the Year to watch the action and try out the new “Horse-Play” area for kids.

You’ll also enjoy lunch onsite and goody bags to take home.

Your perfect family fun Horse of the Year escape

Watch: a sneak-peek of all the HOY action
Cool off at Splash Planet
Savour a sweet treat
Burn off some energy
Take a hike
Plan your HOY experience

Hooves and Horsepower

Mix the best of both worlds with genuine horse-power and engineered horse-power on the road.

Enjoy a day of your choice at Land Rover Horse of the Year as a VIP guest, with the other day spent discovering the striking presence, off-road capability and revolutionary design of Land Rover vehicles.

You’ll stay at Porters Hotel in Havelock North and enjoy an evening in Hastings “East Block’ which will include a beer tasting and dinner at the newly opened Brave Brewing Tap Room.

Your perfect Hooves and Horsepower weekend at Horse of the Year

Watch: a sneak-peek of all the HOY action
Take a hike
Enjoy a coffee break
Pedal power on the trails
Stuff's pick for Hastings
Plan your HOY experience