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From Andalusians to Appies, Morgans to Minis, Standies to Stockhorses, the Kelato Animal Health Breed Village at EQUITANA is a celebration of all types of horses.

No matter what the breed, the one thing our horses have in common is that we, as owners, want them to be healthy and happy. Breed Village Sponsor, Kelato Animal Health, has spent over thirty years helping people with equine health and nutritional issues and has listed three of the common questions asked every day...

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Putting in a stellar performance across all three phases, Australia’s Chris Burton sealed his 2018 Series and Leg wins with an effortless Cross Country clear round inside the time on the Graf Syndicate’s Graf Liberty...

Speaking of his Series win Chris said, “This is a really special moment. I couldn’t be happier. There was a lot of pressure on me coming into this weekend, most of it I put on myself – and I was really worried I might do something silly like jump the wrong jump or something. I am thrilled for Graf Liberty’s owners and over the moon with the horse. I’ve watched the guys winning the ERM legs and thought to myself, Gee I’d love to win an ERM leg never mind the Series.”

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There’s an inner peace that’s clear to see when Adam Sutton works his magic with horses.

Sutton is one of four to go head-to-head in EQUITANA Melbourne’s All-Star TWOTH. The 2010 TWOTH winner, along with Bruce O’Dell (2014 champ), Ken Faulkner (2012 champ) and Kiwi Tui Teka (EQUITANA Auckland 2017 winner) will have just hours over four days to transform unhandled horses from wild to willing...

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Anyone who has the pleasure of being a horse owner will know the joys of their companionship. However, well-meaning potential owners aren’t always aware of the significant time and care – and the cost! - needed to keep a horse happy and healthy.

Last year, RSPCA Victoria received over 10,000 complaints of animal cruelty; nearly 2,000 of those were related to concerns about horse welfare.

RSPCA Victoria CEO, Dr Liz Walker, says that horse neglect is often not intentional, but simply a lack of understanding about the level of care needed to maintain good welfare...

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Our wonderful volunteers have once again put up their hands to help make EQUITANA 2018, our 20th Anniversary, an unforgettable event.

EQUITANA is extremely grateful to Pryde’s EasiFeed for sponsoring our volunteer program.

‘Pryde’s support of the volunteers and EQUITANA is amazing. They provide the volunteers’ uniforms and also have their own staff available in the volunteer hub to assist in anyway they can. Pryde’s EasiFeed is a family owned business and they know their products so well. Volunteers are often asking them for advice on feeding their horses. Having Pryde’s staff in the hub is a great resource for the volunteers in many different ways,’ Volunteer Manager Leasa Stephen said...

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Beginning more than fifty years ago in the world of breeding incredible Arabian show horses, Mulawa has followed a path imbued with passion, integrity and ambition. In 2010 Mulawa expanded upon its already astonishing horizons with a view into forming a new breeding program...

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EQUITANA is so proud that two of our feature presenters at this year’s event have been announced in the Australian World Equestrian Games Eventing Team.

The World Equestrian Games, held every four years, will be help in Tryon USA this September, with the Eventing Team the last to be announced by Equestrian Australia...

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This is your exlcusive opportunity to ride for some of the world's best riders while they are in Australia for EQUITANA Melbourne! Whether you are an amateur, professional or young rider - we will be selecting combinations of all levels to participate in our clinics with the stars...

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Legendary Australian eventer and seven-time Olympian Andrew Hoy is set to return to Australia as a guest of Racing Victoria’s (RV) Off The Track program for the 20th anniversary of EQUITANA Melbourne.

Hoy, now based in the UK, last attended EQUITANA in 2003 and will be delivering an exclusive training feature on behalf of Off The Track on Friday 16 November. This clinic will be complimentary for all EQUITANA attendees as part of a general admission ticket on the day...

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International horse transport company IRT has joined EQUITANA Melbourne in 2018 as a major sponsor for the 20th Anniversary year of the event. EQUITANA is delighted to have IRT as the naming rights sponsor of its exciting IRT All-Star The Way of the Horse (TWOTH) competition. This year, four previous TWOTH winners will engage in the challenge on Thursday, Friday and Saturday before the final on Sunday, when this year’s champion or champions will be announced...

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With the launch of our official range of limited edition EQUITANA Melbourne 20 years merchandise, we will be donating 100% of proceeds from the ’20 year Anniversary’ pin and 10% of all proceeds from the rest of the range to Rural Aid and Buy a Bale.

Between us, the thousands of passionate equestrians that make up the EQUITANA family, we can join together and have a small positive impact to help our Aussie farmers...

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We are on a mission to find Australia's most talented equine performer, could it be you?

Applications are NOW OPEN for Equi-Talent! EQUITANA’s brand new talent search!..

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Did you know that Australia has the largest wild horse population in the world? A large percentage of these horses are in NSW's Kosciuszko national park and the Alpine National Park in Victoria which is where the VBA ( Victorian Brumby Association) caught the brumbies for this year’s McDowells Australian Brumby Challenge...

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It is with great pleasure EQUITANA Melbourne announces that Wintec Saddles will be sponsoring our Sporting Horse Championships in 2018.

Wintec began developing cloth (synthetic) race saddles in 1986. Their primary objective was to create a race saddle that was lighter and performed better than any leather saddle. Soon enough, the racing world was so interested in the new synthetic race saddles that they went into full-scale production...

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Don’t you love our EQUITANA Melbourne Birthday cupcakes?!

This week we helped to celebrate the Horse’s Birthday by joining our friends at Off The Track for their Horse’s Birthday Celebrations at Racing.com Park!..

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EQUITANA Melbourne is thrilled to announce that John Deere is returning in 2018 as a major sponsor. John Deere has been a most important long-term major sponsor and supporter of this event and has the naming rights to the John Deere Pavilion.

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As naming rights partner for the Demonstration Arena 2, Barastoc is thrilled to partner with EQUITANA to bring you unique, interesting and entertaining demonstrations at this very special 20th anniversary event...

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EQUITANA Melbourne is delighted to welcome Horseware Australia as one of our major sponsors in 2018! As naming rights partner for two of EQUITANA Melbourne’s major competitions, the Horseware Australia Jumping Prelude and the Horseware Australia Jumping Grand Prix, Horseware Australia are thrilled to be partnering with EQUITANA to celebrate 20 years...
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EQUITANA Melbourne is bringing back four All-Star trainers for this year’s The Way Of The Horse (TWOTH) Challenge, the world famous horse starting competition, which will run from November 15-18 at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

To celebrate the 20th year of EQUITANA in Australia, each trainer is a previous winner of TWOTH.

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EQUITANA Melbourne is taking showjumping to new heights with the introduction of the $120,000 Australian Open.

It is one of the biggest prize pools in Australasia and comes with an assurance from competition director Kevin Hansen the event will be rolling out the very best for it, including shifting it to the highly-rated outdoor arena.

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Pryde's EasiFeed Volunteer Applications Now Open

EQUITANA Melbourne is proud to once again be partnering with Pryde's EasiFeed for the highly anticipated 2018 Volunteer Program. Applications are now officially open via the Volunteers page...

Being a Pryde's EasiFeed Volunteer at EQUITANA Melbourne is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the many different aspects of the equine event as well as enjoy working with a great team and a wide range of equine industry experts and leaders.

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It’s EQUITANA’s 20th year in Australia and to celebrate we’re making the 2018 event one that will completely blow you away. From competition, education, exhibition and entertainment, all aspects of EQUITANA will be reaching new heights at the Melbourne Showgrounds 15-18 November 2018...

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Australia’s hallmark equestrian event is back in 2018 after a one-year hiatus . Returning to the Melbourne Showgrounds from the 15th to 18th of November, EQUITANA promises to be bigger and better than ever.

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