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Land Rover Horse of the

Year Show 2023

Unfortunately, Land Rover Horse of the Year has been cancelled due to the devastation of Cyclone Gabrielle

The Pinto section is held on Wednesday 8th March 2023 at the Hastings Polo grounds. 


The Show Calendar Tab has information on what shows are accepted for Qualification.

Horse of the Year Show 


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


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

(1) Champion or

(1) Reserve Champion or

(1) win in a conformation class or

(1) win in a Best Registered class

at a Qualification show in a Pinto section between 27th February 2022 & 26th February 2023 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 HOY 2020 Pinto Title winners and Supreme Pinto Show winners North Island (2021, 2022, 2023) and South Island (2020, 2021, 2022) do not require qualification for the title class they won i.e. the Inhand title winner does not need to qualify for the Inhand title class at LRHOY 2023 but would need to qualify for the Ridden title class if entering. 


If the horse that won, the Youngstock HOY 2020 Title class is now an adult they automatically qualify for the Adult Title Inhand class at LRHOY 2023. 


All other classes do NOT require qualification 


ALL horses (excluding foals) entering the LRHOY Pinto section MUST have competed at a minimum of (2) qualifying shows in a Pinto section between 1st March 2022 & 1st March 2023 

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