EQUITANA Returns to Melbourne

Australia’s hallmark equestrian event is back in 2018 after a one-year hiatus . Returning to the Melbourne Showgrounds from the 15th to 18th of November, EQUITANA promises to be bigger and better than ever.

To celebrate EQUITANA’s 20th year in Australia, the largest equine event in the Southern Hemisphere is looking to take its entire program to the next level. Elite competition, Entertainment, Education and Exhibition will all be kicked up a notch in 2018.

Boasting the very best equine competition across all disciplines, EQUITANA Melbourne 2018 is not to be missed. Favourites like the Australian Open featuring Australia’s best riders across six disciplines (Dressage, Jumping and Eventing with Reining, Cutting and Barrel Racing) will be back to electrify crowds with heart stopping action.

The Way Of The Horse will be transformed in to an “All Star” horse starting competition and will be bringing back crowd favourites and previous winners. See the best of the best trainers in the ultimate showcase of trust and equine education in 2018. Stay tuned for competitor announcements.

A revamped entertainment program that will be something special for the whole family will take over the Evening Programs. Celebrating EQUITANA’s 20th year in Australia, an EQUITANA anniversary show will take centre stage in front of 5,000 fans in the Premier Indoor Arena. Don’t miss top equine entertainment across all four nights of EQUITANA Melbourne 2018.

The best educators from Australia and around the world will converge on Melbourne. An educational experience like no other, get up close and personal with equine experts across all topics. Our educators cover the A-Z of the equine industry and are all too happy to share their knowledge for the betterment of horses and owners everywhere.

Breeds from all corners of Australia will again take over Australia’s largest breed village display. Meet some breeds of horses you may not be familiar with and speak to owners of the most unique horses we have in Australia and learn about all the breeds on display.

We look forward to celebrating 20 years of EQUITANA in Australia with you from the 15th to 18th of November at the Melbourne Showgrounds.