Established in 1999, EQUITANA is four days of everything equine featuring horses, Olympic gold medallists, world renowned educators, aussie cowboys, an elite equine competition program and over 300 exhibitors making up the largest equine shopping spree in Australia. EQUITANA Australia has grown into a showcase event for Australia’s Equine industry and is the one event that brings the entire industry together.
Today, EQUITANA in Australia is the most anticipated annual equine event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere attracting over 50,000 visitors per event. EQUITANA is now an annual event conducted in the Sydney and Melbourne. The next event will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds in November 2016.
For more information on EQUITANA visit www.equitana.com.au.
- EXHIBITION - With hundreds of companies exhibiting at EQUITANA during the biggest 4 days on the equine calendar, the event really does deliver the ultimate "equine shopping paradise." This is an opportunity too good to be missed. There’s no other exhibition like it – with its never ending stream of new products and value shopping the exhibition has been enthralling visitors since 1999.
- EDUCATION - The Education Program incorporates a variety of exciting and highly informative demonstrations, presentations and clinics lead by both Australian and international presenters. A range of large demonstration arenas, classrooms and a dedicated Horse Health Pavilion offer a non-stop, enlightening program over all four days of the event. There is also the crowd favourite “The Way of The Horse” - Australian Horsemanship Challenge, which is an educational young horse “starting” contest.
- COMPETITION - Boasting two elite competition arenas, EQUITANA is the host of the Equestrian Grand Final, an elite equestrian competition in Dressage, Jumping and Exhibition Eventing. Cutting, Reining and Campdrafting competition is feature in the EQUITANA Australia Open series of competitions.
- ENTERTAINMENT - Olympic Stars, International Presenters, Lights, Music and Action! A purpose built indoor arena with seating for over 5,000 people hosts nightly competition and entertainment over the 4 days - an elite program which has been specially created to draw crowds from around the country.
EQUITANA Melbourne is officially recognised as a Hallmark event for Victoria. Launched in 1999, this prestigious event is Australia’s largest multi-disciplined equestrian festival.
EQUITANA Melbourne is staged at a 53,000sqm site at the iconic Melbourne Showgrounds, on the western city fringe adjacent to the Flemington Racecourse in Ascot Vale. From the stunning Grand Pavilion which is transformed into a 4,500 seat equine theatre, to the outdoor competition arena, exhibition and educational facilities, in conjunction with space for attendees to roam and relax the venue has proved to be amazingly popular with our attendees.
The Melbourne event attracts a strong presence from Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and New Zealand. This demographic is more attracted to the English disciplines of equine sport and therefore the Melbourne event is more oriented to the Olympic disciplines, but still showcases all sports.
EQUITANA Melbourne is also the home of Australia’s favourite horsemanship competition called The Way of The Horse.