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Performance Pony Challenge

The Performance Pony Challenge at EQUITANA is the final following a number of qualifying events held during the year.  Performance ponies must not exceed 149cm with shoes, or 148cm without shoes.  Performance ponies have grown in popularity and are now well represented in eventing.  At the 2024 Melbourne International 3 Day Event thirty ponies competed in dressage and jumping.


Competitors will perform a dressage test, and after a quick change of saddlery and the opportunity to do a couple of warm up jumps, will complete a round of jumping.  The scores from both the dressage test and jumping will be combined with the highest score determining the overall winner of the competition.



Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance Australasian Cup

Arabians are arguably one of the most photogenic horses of the world. Their beauty and unique style is once more on display at EQUITANA 2022 during three hours of competition…


Barrel Racing

Top level Barrel Racing is another feature at EQ MEL2022! Barrel racing is an exciting sport where the winner is determined by just thousandths of a second. No matter how…


Breed Led Competition

The led parade is a feature event of horses and ponies. From the tiny Mini to the Gypsy Cob, Appaloosa to Shire- many breeds will be at EQUITANA, which one…


CDI-W Dressage/Grand Prix & Freestyle

It wouldn’t be EQUITANA without Dressage! With our country’s best Grand Prix and youth riders competing.  We will also get a taste of the future of our sport. This year’s…


Express Eventing

Eventers too will get to showcase their sport, often described as the triathlon of Equestrian Sports. In this condensed version, you will see riders do a short dressage test to…


Liberty Showcase

EQUITANA’s Liberty Showcase will feature trainers and their horses presenting a Liberty ‘freestyle’.  The competition highlights the connection between horse and trainer which is established over many hundreds of hours…



MiniTana, the crowd favourite is BACK in 2024! Once again watch these little horses and ponies prove they may be tiny in stature, but they are sure big in heart!…


NCCA Cowboy Challenge

The National Cowboy Challenge Association (NCCA) is a Non Profit Organization. Their mission is to foster a willing partnership between horse and rider, navigating an obstacle course with a high…


Ranch Horse

One of the fastest growing western disciplines in Australia in recent years – Versatility Ranch Horse promotes true versatility of both horse and rider, with manoeuvres and obstacles designed to…


Reining Masters

This is the best Reining has to offer in Australia, all together under one roof. Highest winnings ever on offer.  Top 20 riders in Australia, all handpicked, top of the…


Showjumping Program (Featuring Grand Prix)

The ever-popular Jumping program is featured once more at EQUITANA. Stay tuned for further details! Grand Prix Competitor Acceptance List 1.40m competitor acceptance list 1.30m Competitor Acceptance List


Side Saddle

While mostly seen as a “ladies” sport, both men and women have been riding astride and side saddle all throughout history. These days, the discipline of side saddle is mainly…


Sporting Horse Championships

Sporting Horses can be of any size and breed and are extremely fit, fast and agile while also having a strong mind that can concentrate under extreme pressure while racing….



The Way Of The Horse (TWOTH) was created in 2005 by EQUITANA Australia to demonstrate a kinder and more caring way to start a young horse and to showcase the…


VBA Australian Brumby Challenge

The Australian Brumby Challenge is a 150 day event, limited to 12 trainers who take their Brumby home to train for the 150 day period, sending in fortnightly updates which…

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