The Pinto section is on Wednesday 9th March 2022 at the Polo grounds.  The Pinto Shows Tab on this website has information on what shows are accepted for Qualification.

The owner of the horse must be a current financial member and the horse must be registered to compete at all A&P shows and RAS affiliated shows.

After consulting with the LRHOY Event Team we can confirm the following entry criteria for 2022 Land Rover Horse of the Year


We will accept entries from all competitors wishing to compete at LRHOY regardless of qualification status when entering. However, in the event of class numbers exceeding timetable/arena allocations, the event organiser and/or organising committee has the right to prioritise entries by implementing jointly the Tier 1 & 2 system equally.


Tier 1 – Entries meeting 2021/2022 qualification requirements (see below for more information). No attendance is required this season


Tier 2 – Entries utilising 2020/2021 (last year’s) qualification. No attendance is required for last season either

QUALIFICATION Horses MUST be registered & 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 28th February 2021 & 27th February 2022 (excluding HOY 2020) i.e. you must have won the required wins in the Inhand Pinto to enter the Inhand Title class and the required wins in an OPEN (not Novice) Ridden Pinto to enter the Ridden Title class.

All other classes do NOT require qualification

The current HOY 2020 Pinto title winners do not require qualification for the title class they won i.e. the Inhand Show Horse title winner does not need to qualify for the Inhand Lightweight/Middleweight title class but would need to qualify for the Ridden Lightweight/Middleweight class if entering.