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.