IHBRANZ participated in Equidays 2011 to promote Icelandic horses in New Zealand. Equidays is the newest equine showcase and the 1st event of this kind in the country. It has the ambition to become New Zealand’s ultimate equine industry event. It took place from 18 to 20 November at the Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton, about 100 km from where we live.
There was strong international presence, with highly skilled trainers, riders, presenters and clinicians from NZ, Australia and the US and more than 100 exhibitors presenting many horse breeds and equine products. We took the chance to present the Icelandics as well as the Hrímnir saddles we are selling. Our stand attracted a lot of interest and therefore we are happy we were able to give the Icelandics yet another opportunity to come closer to New Zealanders. We also enjoyed watching some of the shows like natural horsemanship, polo cross, and hoof-ball – these were truly entertaining performances. If you are interested in knowing more about the Equidays, please see their website.