Spring Into Action
The 2015 Spring Into Action Horse & Pony Training Show took place on Sunday 20 September at Canterbury Agricultural Park. Unfortunately due to wet weather and ground conditions, the Showjumping classes were cancelled. Thank you to everyone that braved the cold weather! Click here to download results.
Spring Into Action has been held every year since 2000. The aim of the event is to assist in the education of young horses and ponies prior to the Spring Show season. It also enables junior judges, ring stewards and riders' inexperienced in show ring procedure the opportunity to gain further experience and confidence under the show environment. Competition classes run under rules applicable to A&P Shows nationally.
Spring Into Action includes classes for: Equitation, Park Hacks, Hacks, Saddle Hunters, Riding Horse, Ponies including Leading Rein and First Ridden plus Show Hunter, Showjumping, Round the Ring Hunter and Dressage. This year we are also including a new Pleasure Horse Section.
For further information contact:
Phone 03 343 3033
Canterbury A&P Association Elite Ram & Ewe Sale
The 2015 Canterbury A&P Association Elite Ram and Ewe Sale will be held Friday 27 November at the Canterbury Agricultural Park.
Viewing from 9am. Sale starts from 10.30. Catalogues will be posted prior to the 2015 Canterbury A&P Show and also available during The Show.
Download the Entry Form and more information by clicking here.
The Canterbury A&P Association Elite Ram & Ewe Sale, held Friday 28 November 20134 produced a quality line up of 238 rams and 24 ewes. The average sale price was $1,781 for rams and $234 for ewes; total sales of $286,725 were recorded.
The highest price was reached by two different Southdown rams, each selling for $14,000. One from Maclaka, BC Macaulay of Christchurch and the other from Clifton Downs, Chris Medlicott of Waimate.
Sunday 9 August 2015 - 8am to 12.30pm
Sunday 13 September 2015 - 8am to 12.30pm
Saturday 19 September 2015 - 4pm to 6pm
Sunday 20 September 2015 - 7am to 9am
Wednesday 7 October 2015 - 8am to 12.30pm
Tuesday 10 November 2015 - 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Sunday 17 January 2015 - 8am to 12.30pm
For more information contact Stuart Schroeder 03 322 7236.
Please see the RAS website for information on measuring fees.
Boys and Girls Agricultural Club Championship Day
The 2014 Boys and Girls Agricultural Club Championship Day was held on Thursday 20 November at Canterbury Agricultural Park.
Outlying Canterbury Primary Schools were given the opportunity to compete in livestock judging, similar to what they would experience at an A&P Show. To qualify for the Championships, entrants had to have attended a school pet day within their region.
Students were judged across three sections: Care and Attention, Leading and Handling and their Project Books which were submitted prior to the Canterbury A&P Show.
Over 80 entries were received, comprising beef calves, dairy calves, lambs, poultry, pigs and goats.
Each participant was required to parade their animal in front of the judges and answer questions on their care. After some serious deliberation, winners across all sections and classes were decided. Entrants received a certificate and Tip Top ice cream. Winning entries also received ribbons and trophies.
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