Feb-March 2020 signals the return of New Zealand's leading Show Jumping event.

The lower paddocks at Takapoto Estate have been transformed in to a world class arena ready to host the annual Takapoto Estate Show Jumping competition. The show is hugely unique, unprecedented in New Zealand and performing at a European standard. We welcome people from all over to immerse themselves in the festivities, while our dedicated riders strive to conquer the most glamorous and challenging show jumping event New Zealand has to offer.

2019 Takapoto Estate Timetable - all classes week 1 and 2.

Visit our Takapoto Event Guide page to see a map of where all our facilities are located. 


Takapoto Estate Functions 

See below for a summary of all the action, colour, entertainment, classes and events offered at Takapoto Estate Show Jumping:

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Young Horse Finals Lunch: 11.00 – 5.00 pm

Join us for a day of watching the next generation of future champions compete. You’ll see New Zealand’s best young rising stars competing with their horses aged 4-7 years in their respective finals. The format is similar to that of the German Bundeschampionat, allowing horses at a young age to gain experience in a Championship setting.

  • Four and Five year olds: To qualify for the finals the horses are judged on style. Once in the final, the four and five-year olds are judged on style.
  • Six and Seven year olds: This differs for the six and seven-year-olds, however, they will face-off in a regular jump-off class to decide their final placings.

Food: a delicious catered lunch and afternoon tea will be provided in the picturesque and stylish Bellevue Arena Main marquee.

The programme will be as follows:

11:00 - 11.45 am 4yo Tour Final  1m          

12:30 - 1.30 pm   5yo Tour Final  1.10m     

2:30   - 3.30 pm   6yo Tour Final  1.20m     

4:15   - 5.15 pm   7yo Tour Final  1.30m     

Cost: $100 per ticket. This includes a delicious catered lunch and afternoon tea + cash bar.

Booking: To book corporate tables for hosting please contact Jaime Campbell:


Sunday 24th February 2019

Harney & Sons High Tea: 11.00 – 3.00pm

Week 1 ends with the Harney & Sons High Tea event, to be enjoyed while watching the exhilarating Silver Tour Final jump-off and prestigious Gold Tour Grand Prix Final.

A delicious catered High Tea will be provided in the stunning Bellevue Arena Main marquee.  

The programme will be as follows:

  • 9:00 - 11.30 am Silver Tour Final 1.35m  
  • 12:30 - 3.00 pm Gold Tour Final   1.45m    

Cost: $60 per ticket. This includes a catered High Tea, tea and coffee + cash bar.

Booking: To book corporate tables for hosting please contact Jaime Campbell:


Saturday 2nd March 2019

APL Cocktail Function: 6.00 – 10.30pm

Come enjoy the glitz and glamor of the most highly anticipated equestrian cocktail party of the summer. Located in the stunning and luxurious Bellevue Arena marquee, entertainment for the night will include the horse six bar competition at 6.30pm, a packed dance floor, and a DJ spinning all your favourite songs late into the evening.

The APL cocktail function is always a sell-out, so don’t delay, make sure you snap-up your tickets quick!

Cost: $100 per ticket includes small bowls and a complimentary drink on arrival + cash bar

* Please note that this function is strictly R18 and tickets are limited.


Sunday 3rd March 2019

Corporate Hosting Sunday VIP: 10.30 – 3pm

The pinnacle event of the two-week show is the VIP Grand Prix Day in the stylish and luxurious Bellevue Main Arena marquee. Join us to watch the end of the thrilling Anne Symes Memorial Derby Class to enjoy show jumping with a difference. This unique event features show jumping mixed with some cross-country terrain and elements. Then it’s a trans-Tasman showdown to take out the Takapoto’s crowning event - the Gold Cup Grand Prix, with the shows’ elite riders battling it out over grueling 1.50m jumps.

The programme will be as follows:

  • 10:30 - 12.00 pm Anne Symes Memorial Derby 1.30m
  • 1:00 - 2.30 pm     Gold Tour Final                       1.50m  

Cost: $180 per ticket Lunch included + cash bar

Booking: To book corporate tables for hosting please contact Jaime Campbell:


Health and Safety Information 

Takapoto Estate Showjumping is committed to the health and safety of all Participants, Spectators, Contractors, Workers and Volunteers as well as the general public in relation to events at our venue.

The organisers of this event have a commitment to ensure the safety of all event Participants, Spectators, Contractors, Workers and Volunteers attending. The following outlines the health and safety policy and procedures for this event.

Takapoto Estate Showjumping event management 2019 - Health & Safety doc 


Takapoto Image Galleries

Check out our galleries page to see a range of Takapoto Estate and Takapoto Show Jumping images. 

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vip experience

The Cocktail Party and the VIP Grand Prix Day Lunch will be outstanding opportunities to establish exciting new social connections while enjoying the most glamorous festivities the NZ Show Jumping scene has to offer. To secure a full table, reply to this invite as soon as possible to ensure an unforgettable day of fun for you and your guests:

  • The APL Cocktail Event - dance the night away with stunning food & wine, while also enjoying premier viewing of the exciting 6 bar jumping competition.
  • VIP Grand Prix Day Lunch - enjoy a delicious catered lunch and the Anne Symes Memorial 1.3m Derby Class.
    The Premier Gold Tour 1.5m Grand Prix follows in the afternoon featuring some of the best riders from both sides of the Tasman going head-to-head for top prize money and massive bragging rights.

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