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Horse and Pony Highlights

(Un)bridled delights

The Horse Competition will once again see some of the best groomed animals at Ekka take over the Main Arena. The show wouldn't be the same without the majestic horses and the spectacular variety of events they compete in. The horse events draw some of the biggest and most passionate crowds at Ekka. More than 15 different breeds will be on display over the seven days of judging, so come along and watch some of the state's finest horses in action! 

Magnificent horses take the spotlight as the glitz and glamour of a day at the races comes to Ekka on Thoroughbred Day. Cash and prizes are at stake for Queensland's finest horses as they compete for the coveted title of Supreme Champion Thoroughbred. Men and women wear formal race attire as they lead their horses into the arena.


Competition highlights include awarding Champion Hack of Queensland and Champion Galloway Hack of Queensland. Don’t miss out on watching exhibitors compete to be awarded the Champion of the Breed or the Showjumpers leaping to new heights in the Grand Prix.

Horse Breeds Expo

Horse around with 8 different breeds on show at the Horse Breeds Expo. From colourful Appaloosa and Pinto, to the heavy Percheron and Clydesdale breeds, right down (literally) to the small in stature, but large in life, Miniature and Fjord horses.