Getting to HOY


If you’re planning on coming to Land Rover Horse of the Year, there is plenty of parking on site or you can catch the FREE Nimon’s HOY Shuttle Bus.


The FREE Nimon’s HOY Shuttle Bus runs on an hourly loop and departs

  • Hawke’s Bay A & P showgrounds (Entrance to the showgrounds) – on the hour
  • Burger King, Heretaunga St West at 10 past the hour
  • Hastings I-Site, Russell St  at 20 past the hour
  • Havelock North I-Site, Te Aute Rd at 30 past the hour .

Please note that the shuttle bus starts and finishes at different times each day:

  • Tuesday / Wednesday 3pm – 9:30pm
  • Thursday / Friday – 10am – 9:30pm
  • Saturday – 9am – 10:30pm
  • Sunday – 9am – 5:30pm

For a full timetable please CLICK HERE


Pre-Paid Parking

If you have pre purchased your parking ticket through iTicket, then please park in the Hastings Polo Grounds. Access via Bennett Road – Please note that Elwood Road will be closed at the Karamu Road end. Present your parking ticket to the parking attendant on arrival.

On the Day Parking

There is limited car parking available in the Hawkes Bay A&P Showgrounds at the end of Kenilworth Road, and in the Hastings Polo Grounds – access via Bennett Road- for $5.00. Please note there is no EFTPOS. You can pre purchase parking tickets here.

VIP / Event Parking

If you have a VIP ticket or are attending a Horse of the Year function – Cape Kidnappers Hall of Fame Cocktail Function,  Cross Country Brunch or a VIP lunch – then please go to the Kenilworth Road carpark – entrance at the end of Kenilworth Road, show your ticket to the car park attendant  and they will direct you to the appropriate space.

Disability Parking

Please use the VIP/EXHIBITOR carpark at the end of Kenilworth Road. You must display your mobility pass in the windscreen.

To view a show map showing parking please click here

HOY’s Home.
Hawkes Bay A&P Showgrounds
Kenilworth Road

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