Showing entries are now open for the 2013 Canterbury A&P Show, the country’s largest Agricultural and Pastoral Show.
WIN Free Entry Fees!
Be in the draw to win complimentary equestrian entry fees for this year’s 151st Canterbury A&P Show (excludes stable/pen fee, ground fee, catalogue).
And the winner is … Kelsea O’Connor
In addition to showing success, exhibitors will be competing for over $100,000 in overall prize money. Canterbury will also be continuing its exhibitor subsidies, offered to North Island and Southland exhibitors who have to travel great distances to attend the show in Christchurch.
Several top international and national judges have been confirmed for the show, including international equine consultant and educator Wayne G. Hipsley from Kentucky, USA.
Hipsley has judged at many A&P Shows in New Zealand and has conducted training programs, educational seminars and training clinics in various locations. In addition, he is an advisor to the University of Finlay Equine Advisory Board, one of the largest equine teaching programs in the USA.
A new addition to the equestrian section, one of the country’s largest equestrian programmes, is Stock & Station, which will be held on Friday, November 15 in the Isaac 2 Arena. Stock & Station was originally instigated at local A&P Shows to reflect the history of the large hill-country runs, with many stations and farms still relying on the horse as a work animal today. The classes are designed to demonstrate pace, agility and obedience and have great spectator appeal. Riders and their mounts are expected to turn out in tidy attire, appropriate to working on a station.
Horse & Pony entries close on Friday, September 20, 2013. Showjumping entries close on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.