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EQUITANA Melbourne in conjunction with the Independent Miniature Horse Registry and American Miniature Horse Association are proud to host 'Minitana’ – the ultimate showcase of Miniature horses. You can enjoy getting up close with these cuties and watching a number of halter conformation classes as well as classes such as jumping and trail. Don’t miss out the 'Miniature High Jump' contest which is always a popular spectacle. The events will be officiated by renowned judge Wayne Hipsley from USA. All classes will have full commentary on placings so will also be an education opportunity for all spectators and exhibitors

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Ideally, when mature, a Miniature Horse should not exceed 34” (8.2hh) at the highest point of the wither and a Small Horse should not exceed 38”. Miniature horses must be identical in characteristics, conformation and proportion to a full sized horse and be free of pony characteristics.

They are not only beautiful to look at – they are also outstanding athletes. Many compete in halter conformation classes and then go on to compete in harness, show jumping, liberty and trail (obstacle) events. There are classes for Miniatures at the Royal Shows and most agricultural shows around Australia.

Miniature horses are rapidly winning the hearts of many people all over Australia and indeed the world. Whether you are after a gorgeous pet or a competitive show horse, the Miniature Horse offers something for everyone.


Think Fencing Arena
Saturday 1:30pm - 3:30pm