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Horse of the Year Show 2024

The Pinto section will be held on Wednesday 6th March 2024 at the Hastings Polo grounds. 

Horses MUST be registered and the owner a financial member of the NZ Pinto Horse Society Inc. at date of win, otherwise win and attendance do not count.  



ALL horses (excluding foals) entering the Pinto section MUST have competed at a minimum of (2) qualifying shows in a Pinto section between 1st  March 2023 and 1st March 2024.  The list of qualifying shows is available under the Show Calendar tab.


Horses that qualified last season and had entered HOY 2023 are not required to requalify for the title class they entered.   A list of horses that do not require qualification is available at the bottom of this page, it will be updated as horses qualifications are confirmed. You still must complete the attendance requirements.


All other horses entering the Title classes (excluding foals) must have won

One Champion or

One Reserve Champion or

One win in a Conformation class or

One win in a Best Registered class

at a Qualification show in a Pinto section between 26th February 2023 and 25th February 2024 i.e. you must have won the required win in the Inhand Pinto to enter the Inhand Title class and the required win in an OPEN (not Novice) Ridden Pinto to enter the Ridden Title class.   


The list of qualifying shows is available under the Show Calendar tab.

All other classes do NOT require qualification.


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