Hands Up For HOY

The call is out for those who think they may like to be part of one of the Southern Hemisphere’s greatest sporting celebrations.

Horse of the Year need’s around 400 volunteers to help at the early March event which attracts thousands of equine enthusiasts to Hawke’s Bay. It’s the premier event on the equestrian calendar for New Zealand, where the best of the best battle it out for the top crowns and some rather serious prize money.

HOY volunteer manager, Olivia Kinane, is keen to hear from anyone who thinks they may have what it takes to be part of the event. While she’s keen for those who have horse or stock knowledge, or may have been to the show before, but there are also plenty of jobs for others with different skills.

“The more we have involved, the lighter the load,” says Olivia.

“It is such a fun event to be involved with . . . it is the pinnacle event for New Zealand and amazing to see so many people having such a great time.”

The 2017 show gets under way on Tuesday March 7th  – Sunday March 12th, at Hawkes Bay’s A&P showgrounds.

For more information contact
Olivia Kinane
021 202 9337

If you are a returning volunteer or if you are keen to help out in 2017, click the link below to register!

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Olivia Kinane
Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 021 202 9337

Jo Dee
Entries, Yarding and Camping
Email: secretary@hoy.kiwi
Phone: 021 875 619

Toni O’Kane
Equestrian Competition Manager
Email: toni@hoy.kiwi
Phone: 027 229 1904

Anna Wishart
Email: sponsors@hoy.kiwi
Phone: 027 921 3747

Sophie Blake
Email: trade@hoy.kiwi
Phone: 027 291 0795

Nigel Chenery
Phone: 021 287 0191

Dominique Visini
Media Manager
Phone: 021-022-11779

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