February 2020 sees the return of New Zealand's premier A-list Show Jumping event

What to expect

Takapoto Estate Show Jumping is a two week event for all ages showcasing the best of New Zealand and Australia's riders at Mitch and Kate Plaw's spectacular 600 acre property on the shores of Lake Karapiro in the Waikato. The show is held annually between late January and early February. 

The event aims to bring a taste of elite European show jumping to New Zealand equestrian fans. As well as New Zealand riders, we also have competitors flying from as far as Australia, Canada, Japan, Germany, France, Mexico and Brazil.

Entry Mon-Fri is free and no tickets are required. General admission passes are available for the general public on Saturday and Sunday each weekend. Children under 10 are free every day except the VIP lunch.

Public sales tickets are available on the Eventfinder website. Tickets can also be purchased on-site at the Takapoto gates but an extra cost will apply.

Food trucks will provide a wide array of food options and a public bar is also available during the day on-site.

In 2019 Week 1 hosted the following functions:

  • Young Horse Finals Lunch on Saturday 23rd February, showcasing the young horses (ages 4-7) competing in their respective finals.

  • Harney & Sons High Tea Grand Prix on Sunday 24th February, showcasing the jump-off of the silver tour and watching the Gold Tour Grand Prix final.

Week 2 hosted the following functions:

  • APL Cocktail function on Saturday 2nd March, featuring the horse 6 bar competition.

  • VIP Grand Prix Day on Sunday 3rd March serves guests morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea whilst watching the Ann Symes Memorial Derby and Gold Tour Horse Grand Prix.


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Book your tickets to New Zealand's premier professional Show Jumping Event. Experience all the competitive entertainment, stunning surrounds, glamour and excitement that Takapoto Estate has to offer.

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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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