CLASSIC MOËT COCKTAIL PARTY


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 puhinui3day@mail.com

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PONY CLUB BANNER COMPETITION

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: puhinui3day@mail.com

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NEW CROSS COUNTRY COURSE DESIGNER FOR 2018

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!

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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.

RIDERS ARE HEADING TO AUCKLAND!

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.

A SPICY MIX OF COMPETITORS AT PUHINUI INTERNATIONAL 3 DAY EVENT

Always an exciting competition, this year’s Puhinui International 3 Day Event has a little extra spice for a number of reasons.  Eventing’s superstar couple, Jonelle and Tim Price, who have had a dream eventing season in Europe, will be on hand to share their wealth of knowledge with riders and spectators alike.  They will be involved in a variety of activities, from leading walks around the cross country, talking at the Thompson Electrical Breakfast with the Stars on Saturday morning through to being in the fan zone each day ready for questions, autographs and photographs. 

WALK THE CROSS COUNTRY WITH JONELLE & TIM PRICE

Here's a great opportunity - you can walk the cross country course on Friday 5 December with Jonelle and Tim Price. 

They will be walking the Honda NZ CCI*** course at 10:30 am on Friday, and you can tag along, hear how they would ride it, ask them questions that could be helpful to your own riding, and generally be around to learn from these highly regarded riders.    

They will then be walking the Cato Packaging CCI** course at 4:30pm (at the conclusion of the Honda NZ CCI*** dressage which ever is the sooner).  Again, this is open to everyone. 

All you need to do is to meet up at the first fence at either 10:30 am or 4:30 pm (or both!)! 

ERA STATE OF ORIGIN CHALLENGE AT SATURDAY NIGHT'S RIDERS' PARTY

Forget the Silver Spurs, this year the Puhinui Riders Party is going to prove for once and for all (or at least until next year) where the best riders come from with the inaugural Event Riders Association (NZ) 'state of origin' Challenge.  

While the ERA Challenge won't actually involve riding, it comprises a series of challenges carefully designed to test mind, body and spirit - and only the true champions will succeed.  

We're looking for teams of four people (riders, grooms, supporters - anyone) from each of the Northern, Central and Southern regions who're prepared to take on the challenge.  

If you think you've got what it takes, nominate your team by contacting Tom Lane or commenting on the Event Riders Association New Zealand Facebook page.  

As well as untold glory and undisputed bragging rights, there will be prizes for the winners.