Horse Events

The Kilkivan Great Horse Ride has its roots in the trail riding experience. Over the years we’ve added a range of other ridden events, demonstrations and competitions for riders. 

All Breeds Horse Show

Saturday 6 April commencing at 9.00am

Our All Breeds Horse Show is judged on the best turned out horse of each height division.

Classes are divided into mares and geldings in each class of under 12hh, 12hh-16hh, and over 16hh.

Winners of each height class will compete against each other for champion of their height.

Those winners will then go on to compete for supreme champion of the show.

This All Breeds Horse Show is for education, experience, and fun!

Handlers may be asked to provide a cool fact about their breed to the audience.

Class winners receive a ribbon, champions receive a ribbon, the supreme champion wins a big prize! Horsemanship class wins a ribbon and there’s a small prize for the horse with the shiniest coat – just for fun!

Send your nomination form to our email with ‘All Breeds Horse Show’ in the email subject line.

Download the Nomination Form

Download the All Breeds Horse Show program

Tickets can be purchased here. One ticket is required per nomination.

Nominations close 25 March 2024

Handy Horse Challenge

Sunday 7 April – 7.30am sharp

The event will consist of 10 obstacles that may include, but is not limited to, carrying, dragging, crossing over, jumping, wearing, opening and closing challenges.

The top 5 fastest times will have a second round to determine final placings.

All obstacles must be completed for time to count, maximum time allowed will be advised on the day and exceeding this time will result in elimination.

Children may be led, but not assisted with challenges. 

Judges decision is final.

Adults will compete first, followed by teens, then juniors.

Adults: 18yo and over
Teens: 13 – 17yo
Junior: 12yo and under

Placings to 3rd receive a trophy and prizes.

Excessive use of whip or spurs will result in elimination.

If you are competing in other events that may clash with this event, please speak with the committee.

 Entries are now open!

Novelty Events

The ever popular novelty events are back in the undercover arena Sunday 7 April.

Commencing with juniors at 8.00am sharp. 

There will be 6 timed elements, with ribbons to 5th place, plus prizes for winners.

Events will be:

  • Bending
  • Maroochy Bend
  • Sporting Figure of 8
  • Bounce Pony
  • Clover Leaf
  • Running T

Riders under 18 must wear a helmet.

Entries are now open!

Fancy Dress Competition

Pink ponies and fairy riders or knights and dragons – this is your chance to get creative. A kid’s favourite, the fancy dress competition will be judged on Sunday 7 April.

Entries are now open!

Trail Rides

Visit our dedicated trail rides page for all the information you need to join in the trail rides on Friday and Saturday.

Entries are now open!