Showjumping is a riding discipline that requires skill, serious physical endurance and courage to master; it is also one of the most mesmerising sports to watch, meaning that displays by its lauded proponents are almost always guaranteed to leave spectators with their jaws firmly on the floor. It is with much anticipation, then, that we have been waiting for New Zealand’s premier show jumping event to roll back around — after being wowed by the skill of the riders last year, who brought a taste of high-end European showjumping to a crowd of thoroughly-impressed onlookers.
Held at Takapoto Estate, on the shores of Lake Karapiro, this annual tournament attracts New Zealand’s most elite equestrians to compete over two weekends. This year, the event will be held from the 19th until the 21st of February and then the 25th until the 28th of February — offering all of us the perfect excuse to get out of the city and enjoy some late summer, countryside action.
Sponsored by Land Rover and Duncan and Ebbett, this year’s Takapoto Estate showjumping experience will include (beyond the horses) a delicious line up of local cuisine from boutique food trucks, as well as award-winning New Zealand wines to enjoy while spectating.
And if all that wasn’t enticing enough, we have teamed up with Takapoto Estate to offer one lucky Denizen the opportunity to win an unprecedented experience for them and five friends. Including a return helicopter flight for the whole group from Auckland to Takapoto Estate (weather dependent), VIP hosting during the Grand Prix Final in an exclusive Watch & Graze setting, as well as a GH Mumm Champagne experience including a substantial grazing platter. The winner and their friends will be able to immerse themselves fully in all that this event has to offer.
This competition has now closed.
All entrants to this competition must be over the age of 21 and must be available on the 28th February 2021. The prize is non-transferable. The winner will be drawn on Friday the 19th of February and will be notified via direct message on Instagram.