The BNZ Crusaders & The Crusaders Bayleys Horses


Bayleys Canterbury and the BNZ Crusaders have teamed-up to tackle bullying with the launch of anti-bullying children’s book ‘Ace: A Horsey Tail of Courage.’

The Crusaders Bayleys Horses are the six horses that ride out at the start of every home game providing pre-match entertainment. The Ace, a polo and eventer pony made his debut with the Crusaders horses at the Waratahs Vs Crusaders game at Christchurch Stadium May 12th.

Much like the storyline in the book – this game also had a happy ending when the Crusaders performed a giant comeback to win after being down 29-0.

Bayleys Canterbury general manager Pete Whalan said he is proud to be working with the Crusaders to deliver an important message to Kiwi kids.

“The Crusaders’ sporting prowess, combined with the team’s reputation in the wider community and the easily-approachable persona of the Crusaders horses, will enable the anti-bullying message to be spread among the key audiences throughout the country,” Mr Whalan said.