Maddox Equestrian Breakfast with the Stars

Many of the events at Puhinui this year are not to be missed! The Maddox Equestrian Breakfast with the Stars is no exception 🌟

Held in the hospitality marquee, Puhinui International Horse Trials presents Jonelle and Tim Price along with other international Kiwi riders joining you for breakfast on a lovely Saturday morning!

Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast whilst also hanging out with our New Zealand stars of the Eventing world 🥂

Contact Bridget Sutton for tickets on: 021 286 8345 or



Puhinui Cross Country Clinic

15th-16th December 2018

Fantastic opportunity to train over the prestigious X-C at Puhinui Reserve with one or more of the instructors on offer!

Choose from 3 top cross country instructors over 2 days of lessons.

Blyth Tait

Donna Edwards-Smith

Kisten Kelly*

  • Group lessons of 4 - approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes (time will vary depending on number in lessons)

  • All levels catered for. Groups will be organised according to horse/rider ability

  • Enquires welcome - please phone Diane at 021 827414 or Denise on 021 02921039 or email

  • $125 per lesson including ground fees

  • $10 admin fee

  • $10 camping fee per truck (available Saturday night only)

  • $15 yard fee per yard

Enter online here

Classes will close once full, then waitlisted

Draw will be out Thursday 13/12/18

Refund policy - less 20% of amount before 10/12/18, after this date refunds of 60% only be given on receipt of Doctors or Vet certificate

Please add a blurb about rider level and horse level in General Enquires when entering

*Saturday Only


Classic Moët Cocktail Party

Now that we’re gearing up for Puhinui International in December, don’t forget to buy your Cocktail party ticket.

This fantastic evening on the 8th will involve:
💥 Saturday night entertainment and music 
💥 One drink on entry 
💥 Canapés to eat throughout the night 
💥 A cash bar for you to keep the night going
💥 Dancing and FUN!

Tickets are $25 a person, everyone welcome! Dress code is Cocktail! If you’re a bit stuck on what to wear think BLACK & WHITE ⚪️⚫️

All ages welcome but R18+ and ID required for the bar.

Either buy your tickets via Equestrian Entries NZ or email

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Create a banner which represents your club, to be displayed at the horse trial.

This will be judged by none other than the legendary Blyth Tait!

So get your club together and your creative hats on, it’s time to get noticed on the big stage!

A representative will need to be present at Puhinui on Sunday to receive your prize.

(Please send your banners by Monday 3rd December)

Queries to:

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We are excited to present to you the new course designer for the Puhinui International Horse Trial 2018...

Ewan Kellet

Ewan has been involved in Asian Games and some major Australian Events course designing. He has also competed up to CCI2* level 🐎

The impressive accolades he brings to Puhinui this year will feature a few changes- a new take on the courses and a different look at the water jump!


Tich Massey the man behind the cross country is taking a hiatus from the December event. We would however like to say a huge thank you to Tich for his fantastic course designing over the years at Puhinui.


Over 200 horses and riders from all over New Zealand are converging on Auckland this weekend to compete in the prestigious Puhinui International 3 Day Event.

The event, commencing Friday 11th of December and concluding on Sunday 13th, is held at the Puhinui Reserve, next to Auckland Airport.  It is one of only two events held in New Zealand at the highest possible level of equestrian eventing.  While Olympians Sir Mark Todd, Vaughn Jefferis and Australian Stuart Tinney have all had their names engraved on the trophy in previous years, none of the field in this year’s top class have ever won the trophy before.