Meet a horse

See some of the best-groomed animals at Ekka in the Horse Competitions.

From the stunning Thoroughbreds to the strong Clydesdales, more than 15 breeds will compete during show.

One of the 'mane' events is Thoroughbred Day, showcasing the beauty and versatility of the popular breed while bringing some glitz and glamour to Ekka.

You also won’t want to miss the Showjumping, starring some of the best riders and most athletic horses in the country that have competed at an Olympic level.

The Horse Competitions attracts an average 2,300 entries, making it one of our largest competitions.

Hoof it to the Main Arena to see the horses in action.

Also hot on your agenda should be the Farriers and Blacksmiths Competition. Professionals in this field will go head to head (or hammer to hammer), as they shape metal into horseshoes over hot flames at Stockman's Rest.

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