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The NZGCA coordinates several awards and performance competitions for members to celebrate their life and love of Gypsy Cob and Drum Horses.

All competitions are open to financial members and NZGCA registered horses. 

Competitions run from 1st April to 31st March each year and winners are announced at the AGM (usually May).

For more information on the Awards in each section, click on the buttons below.

PERFORMANCE AWARDS

  • Inhand Performance Award - An annual competition recognising results from all in-hand activities

  • Ridden/Harness Performance Award - An annual competition recognising results from all activities performed under saddle or in harness.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award - A cumulative award that recognises performance in any in-hand, ridden and/or harness discipline throughout the horse’s lifetime. For more info on this award click here.

 

ANNUAL COMPETITIONS

  • Versatility Competition - This competition recognises the true “all-rounder” Gypsy Cob or Drum Horse who demonstrates their versatility across a range of all equestrian-related activities. 

  • Pleasure Competition - This competition recognises the Gypsy Cob or Drum Horse that provides their owner with complete and utter pleasure. It is open to all ages, stages and type of cob – whether they are a youngster or veteran, ridden, driven, unbroken.

  • Youth Competition - This award celebrates the achievements of youth members (16yrs & Under as at 1st August) and their Gypsy Cobs and/or Drum Horses.

  • Harness Competition - This award celebrates Purebred and Partbred Gypsy Cobs and Drum Horses participating in competitive and pleasure driving.

 

JOHN BRODIE SERVICE AWARD

Awarded annually to an individual in recognition of that person’s outstanding contribution towards the development and growth of the New Zealand Gypsy Cob Association.