Horse and Pony Highlights
Ekka 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. Come
along and find fun and excitement for the whole family.
Horses have a long history with Ekka, and this year the horses
will take part in Thoroughbred Day, showjumping, campdraft, and an
exhibition of more than 20 breeds.
Magnificent horses and fashions on the field take the spotlight
as the glitz and glamour of a day at the races comes to Ekka on
Thoroughbred Day. Cash and prizes worth $36,000 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 with winners taking
home anywhere from $250 - $700 each.
Thoroughbred Day activities are in the Energex Community
World Cup Showjumping Qualifier
Showjumping champions from across Australia and overseas
converge at Ekka to compete for $7,500 in cash and prizes and the
chance to qualify for the World Cup! This prestigious event will
attract big crowds and should not be missed by any horse
Find the World Cup Showjumping Qualifier in the Energex
Community Arena on B105 People's Day.
The popularity of horse competitions at Ekka has risen over the
past few years and now there are more horse events than ever.
Winners of the Australian Stock Horse Hack mare, gelding and
stallion categories will compete to be crowned Champion Australian
Stock Horse Hack. The Highbury Cup recognises the best hack over 15
hands that shows thoroughbred qualities and is then eligible to
compete for the Champion Hack of Queensland.
A fast and furious campdrafting competition pits riders and
steeds against the clock to see who can round 'em up and bring 'em
in the fastest!
Horse Breeds Expo
Almost 20 breeds of horse will feature in this year's Horse
Breeds Expo. You can find feisty Shetlands, adorable giant
Clydesdales, and US national breed - the Morgan Horse, which is
noted for its courage and stylish appearance.
Find the Horse Breeds Expo in Animal Boulevard every day during