18 Nov 2011

First ever Equidays event begins

1:31 pm on 18 November 2011

The first event to bring all equestrian disciplines together in one arena has kicked off near Hamilton.

Some 12,000 people and 300 horses are expected through the gates of the Mystery Creek Events Centre for Equidays, which is taking place of the next three days.

Event manager Vanessa Richmond says most horse shows across the country only feature one discipline, which limits the number of spectators.

She says that left a gap in the market for those wanting to see the whole range of equestrian disciplines.

She says Equidays is planned to run every two years, but she hopes it will eventually become an annual event.