Hospitality Experiences

Hospitality Experiences at the Land Rover Horse of the Year 

There are a range of events for everyone to enjoy during the Land Rover Horse Of The Year.

Please note these are the 2019 Hospitality Experiences and are subject to change for 2020 – confirmed 2020 experiences will be uploaded later in the year. 

Hospitality Packages:

Bayley’s Business Lunch

Friday 12.00pm – 3.00pm

The grand final of the Bayleys Real Estate Young Rider of the Year takes place at Friday lunchtime, and what a way to get right close up and entertain staff and clients ringside in the Continental Event Hire Premier Lounge. An Orton Tailored Cuisine buffet style lunch and beverage package will satisfy attendees who can soak up the social atmosphere of Land Rover Horse of the Year. Tickets include a gate ticket to the show, so browse the shops, watch more of the action, and stay for the evening entertainment.

Tickets $110 per person ($990 for a table of 10) including entry to the show

Cup Day

Sunday 12:00pm – 5.00pm

Fashion, food and fine champagne come together at the Cup Day event. Dress to impress with your friends and watch the Olympic Cup from the best seats in the house in the garden bar that extends into the Premier Arena from the Continental Event Hire Premier Lounge.

Tickets are $20 per person excluding gate ticket

Burghley Day Members Club

Saturday 1:00pm, Discovery (Waikoko) Gardens

Brand new in 2019, a taste of Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is coming to Land Rover Horse of the Year!

Join the Land Rover Horse of the Year Members Club. Invite your guests to experience the exciting close-up cross country action in Burghley style from the glorious setting of the Discovery Garden lakeside. This will be an afternoon Land Rover Tail-Gate party in the Discovery Gardens offering delicious canapes, complimented with a G.H Mumm champagne, Church Road wine and Pure Blonde beer beverage package – All situated in the stunning lakeside area.

Hospitality for groups of 10 (or 5) includes:

  • Food and beverage package,
  • Your very own exclusive lakeside position,
  • VIP course walk led by an equestrian expert
  • Sponsorship of a rider’s bib in the cross country event
  • The best seats in the house to catch all of the cross country action
  • Official event polo for each member
  • Acknowledgment on the member’s board
  • Double entry pass, VIP Marquee access, and VIP parking for all other event days

Gold Package for 10 & Silver Package for five available.

Please contact Maria Gourlie for more information

ESNZ Hall of Fame Cocktail Party – SOLD OUT!

Thursday 6.30pm onwards

The annual Hall of Fame awards night is back! Come and support the 2019 Hall of Fame inductees. ESNZ Awards include Rider of the Year, Horse of the Year, Team of the Year, Volunteer Lifetime Award and Hall of Fame Award. The Land Rover Horse of the Year Award is the Show Volunteer of the Year.

It will be an exciting night celebrating people who give so much to the sport, and what better way to show your support by coming along and receiving a glass of G. H. Mumm champagne, canapes and entertainment by solo artist Ben Throp.

We are excited to be partnering with the CatWalk Trust as our official Charity Partner of the 2019 Land Rover Horse of the Year. The CatWalk Trust funds research that aims to fix paralysis following spinal cord injury. CatWalk is dedicated to supporting world-class research and innovation. The goal is simple, to get people out of wheelchairs and back onto their feet.

To support CatWalk on their mission, to fundraise for Spinal research, there will be an auction taking place at the ESNZ Hall of Fame evening.

Auction items include:

  • Stallion Service thanks to EuroSport Horses
  • Stallion Service thanks to Xtreme Sport Horses
  • Signed Black Caps Bat thanks to GJ Gardner Homes
  • Richie McCaw signed jersey and memorabilia thanks to CatWalk Trust
  • Chrome Plated Horse Shoe signed by Tim and Jonelle Price thanks to Horseshoe Momentos
  • Blyth Tait memorabilia thanks to Blyth Tait
  • Best Foot Forward NZ Adventure Pack

Tickets are $80, and do not require a GA Thursday pass if only arriving for the evening.

Friday Night ‘Fish & Chips’ – SOLD OUT!

Friday 5:00pm – 9.00pm

Get the full Friday Night experience with ‘Fish & Chips’ and in the Continental Event Hire 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.

Tickets are $50 per adult (including GA entry to the show) or $25 per person if you already have a GA ticket or rider/camping pass to the grounds. Ticket includes:

  • Entry to Continental Event Hire Premier Lounge
  • Fish & Chips from Orton Tailored Cuisine.
  • Full bar available until 9pm.
  • Live TV screens

G.H. Mumm Cross Country Champagne Lunch – SOLD OUT!

Saturday 12:00pm

The Saturday of the Land Rover Horse of the Year is one not to miss!

Watch the exciting Land Rover Cross Country kicking off at 1:00 from the Continental Event Hire Premier Lounge which includes a garden bar right up close to the action. On arrival to the G.H. Mumm Cross Country Champagne Lunch, you will be presented with a glass of G.H. Mumm champagne, and a delicious Orton’s Tailored Cuisine lunch will be served, with a cash bar available. This will all be followed by cheese platters to take you into the afternoon. You are invited to stay and watch the Farmlands Pony of the Year that follows the exciting cross country action in the Garden Bar, so settle in for the afternoon and be part of all of the Super Saturday action.

Tickets are $90 including gate ticket, $70 excluding gate


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