Demand from the success of New Zealand’s first and only national equine showcase, means Equidays will return to Mystery Creek Events Centre in 2012. The event’s dates have been well considered and researched to reduce conflicts with other major horse events. Equidays 2012 will be held the first weekend in November from Friday 2nd through to Sunday 4th.
The inaugural Equidays held 18 to 20 November 2011, surpassed organiser’s expectations with 12,619 attending over the three day equine exhibition. Equidays purpose is to showcase all sectors of the industry and offer educational clinics with their range of renowned international and local clinicians. The 2011 event featured clinics from 30 top trainers and riders including; David & Karen O’Connor, Jan Ebeling, Josh Lyons, Andrew McLean, Double Dan Horsemanship, Ian Francis, Jackie Chant, Dr. Andrew McLean, Jody Hartstone and Vaughn Jefferis.
Feedback from the visitor and exhibitor surveys showed a positive reaction to the first Equidays. The majority of exhibiting businesses were confident they would return in 2012 and the demand for sites from new exhibitors has been encouraging. Equidays 2012 Prospectus will be available online mid February, to register interest email email@example.com .
Events Manager, Vanessa Richmond, is eager to build on the success of the first event;
“We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response from our inaugural event and are looking forward to bringing another remarkable equine showcase to the region in 2012. Our team is focused on continuous improvement and we are already working through the valuable feedback we’ve received from the industry to develop an even better Equidays for 2012.”
All sectors of the equine industry have equal opportunity to be involved with Equidays. The infrastructure and facilities at Mystery Creek Events Centre can cater for a variety of arenas and discipline activities. The Equidays site map is being redrafted for 2012 to meet the demand for increased space from returning and new disciplines to the event.
Equidays is developed by not for profit, National Fieldays Society, owners of Mystery Creek Events Centre. Special thanks to 2011 Equidays sponsors; University of Waikato, Cambridge Stud, Ebbett Prestige, Classic Hits, ANZ, Hy Gain Feeds, Waipa District Council, Tip Top, Equine Trader and SBI Productions and the Total Presentations Solutions Group. Equidays will return 2 to 4 November 2012. Tickets on sale in June from www.equidays.co.nz/tickets