NZ Horse of the Year 2016


Sunny Hawkes Bay in the North Island of New Zealand is home to Australasia’s biggest equestrian event, Horse of the Year (HOY). With between 1400 – 1800 riders competing every year, the event is a true celebration of all things equestrian, drawing competitors and spectators from around the globe.

As a key supplier of Horse Feed into the NZ market place CopRice has been involved with HOY for many years. This six day event provides CopRice with a great platform to support our sponsored riders, meet with our customer’s face to face, share our knowledge and showcase our horse feed range.

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Horse of the Year 2016 was the perfect platform for CopRice to unveil its new NutriRice 20kg packaging. We received overwhelming positive feedback on the new bags from public, competing riders and other trade exhibitors during the event.

The event also saw another successful year for our NZ Sponsored rider. The much loved Wilson sisters (Vicki, Kelly and Amanda) are top New Zealand show jumpers and passionate advocates for the wellbeing of horses.  Congratulations to Amanda Wilson and Cassonova on coming 2nd in the 1.50 – 1.60m Olympic Cup.



Amanda Wilson on Showtym Casanova. Olympic Cup


Amanda Wilson, Showtym Casanova. Jump off, Olympic Cup


Congratulations to Amanda Wilson


The Wilsons


Vicky Wilson, NutriRice


Wilsons signing for fans