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National Three Day Event Championships

Held annually at Taupo, the NRM National Three Day Event Championships is one of New Zealand’s premiere equestrian events. The finale of the New Zealand eventing season, it promises to be a great event. We have some wonderful sponsors supporting us again this year and more exciting changes to the cross country tracks for all levels. The National Equestrian Centre in Taupo is the place to be for the National 3DE from 10th to 12th May 2019.


Without our sponsors, we would have no event. Please support those who support our sport.

Information for Media and Photographers

We welcome registrations from photographers and media keen to cover the National Three Day Event Championships at Taupo in May 2019.

There will be plenty to photograph and write about. We are anticipating superb fields for the national championship classes, and of course the venue and courses are incredible.

However, the National Equestrian Centre in Taupo has limited media facilities at the moment, so those wishing to file from the event should have their own internet option on hand.

Our people are second to none, and happy to help in any way with information and advice.

Photographers will be asked to supply the event with six images each that will be used on our own website and FaceBook pages.

Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you.

WHAT: National Three Day Event Championships
WHERE: National Equestrian Centre, Taupo
WHEN: May 10-12, 2019

Diana Dobson
Media Liaison
021 222 0145

Spectator and General Information

The Olympic sport of Eventing (also known as Horse Trials) is the equivalent of an equestrian triathlon where the three tests of dressage, cross country and show jumping are completed by the same horse/rider combination. Eventing is a discipline at which New Zealand has excelled with numerous Olympic and World Championship successes. It is also one of a handful of sports where men and women compete on equal terms and the genuine amateur can compete against a World or Olympic Champion.

The National 3 Day Event is the finale event for the New Zealand eventing season that runs from September to May. It is where the senior National 3DE titles are contested and all classes except for the CCN105 are contested under FEI (international) rules. 

Trade Stands

We welcome trade stands selling equestrian equipment, clothing and outdoor products, as well as tasty food and beverages. If you think equestrian enthusiasts are your target market, then this is the place to be!  

Exhibit your business at the National 3DE for just $50 excl gst per metre frontage and $20 excl gst for power.

Exhibitors need to provide their own canopy or tent. For canopy hire we recommend you contact Taupo Hire on phone (07) 378 7251.

Confirmation and payment details will be sent once your application has been accepted. A receipted invoice will be emailed to the address provided. 

If you would like to have a Trade Stand at the National 3DE at Taupo, please contact Event Director Sarah Bromley at