The stunning Willow Park is a private polo field backing onto the Manukau Harbour that plays host to the Lexus Jumping Spectacular 2017. The show held in April brings together wine, food and fashion over three days of show jumping, showcasing some of New Zealand’s best riders.
The show is in its second year and is run by show jumping riders Travis Morgan and Jaime Campbell. The show aims to lift the standard of show jumping in New Zealand and bring a touch of Europe to our shores. The show has a unique format of one ring allowing riders to focus easier, ring crews to be efficient and encouragement of interaction between riders, sponsors and spectators outside the ring.
The show has recently partnered with Lexus NZ as the naming rights sponsor.
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Travis Morgan has been based for 20 years in Germany and also competed in the United States and now resides in Matakana Auckland. Travis runs a boutique livery business, trains horses and riders and imports top European equestrian products into New Zealand through his business Arlington Equestrian. It is Travis’s extensive training and experiences in Germany that help to bring a European feeling to the shows.
Jaime Campbell has ridden and competed throughout the world including Australia, India, Canada and Germany and now resides in Albany Auckland. Jaime is a full time professional rider running her own business training horses and riders. Jaime started running shows 6 years ago as training shows and has found a passion in event management.