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Canterbury A&P Association Elite Ram & Ewe Sale

The 2017 sale will take place on Friday 1 December at Canterbury Agricultural Park.

There are 240 quality rams and ewes for sale.

Click here to download the Catalogue

Please note - Errors in the Catalogue:

  • Two rams were missed from the Catalogue: Border Leicester Rams from AW & AH Adams (Stoneylea Farms). These will be lots 75a and 75b. Click here to download pen cards.
  • The ewe entered in Lot 90 on page 64 (128/16 - HK Shipley) should be entered in Lot 109. The ram in Lot 109 on page 75 (126/16 - HK Shipley) should be entered in Lot 90. Click here to download correct pages.




2016 Sale

The Canterbury A&P Association Elite Ram and Ewe Sale, held Friday 27 November, attracted a quality line up, with 244 Rams and 28 Ewes entered into the sale. With 145 rams selling, the average sale price was $1717 and $379 for ewes with 19 selling; total sales of $256,200 were recorded.

The highest price was reached by a Clifton Downs Southdown Ram (Chris Medlicott, Waimate), selling for $9,000.

Other top prices were as follows: South Suffolk - $5400 (Inver, SJ Sinclair, Ashburton); Corriedale - $2200 (Wattlebank, GR & RW Wilson, West Melton); Hampshire – $3600 (La-Mac, BJ & PE Butterick, Tai Tapu); Romney - $5000 (Gatton Park, DA & SJ Wyllie, Ashburton); Border Leicester - $2500 (Alyth, IR Caird, Timaru); Texel - $6500 (Hemingford, Sam Holland, Culverden); Southdown - $9000 (Clifton Downs, Chris J Medlicott, Waimate), $6500 (Willowhaugh, Willowhaugh Enterprises Ltd, Blenheim), $5200 (Midlands, AD Gillespie, Oxford); Suffolk - $6000 (Collie Hills, Collie Hills Partnership, Kurow), $5000 (Taronga, SW Howard, Lawrence); Dorset Down - $4000 (Belview, JP & WN Dodd, Oamaru).


Boys and Girls Agricultural Club Championship Day

The 2017 Boys and Girls Ag Day took place at the Canterbrury Agricultural Park on Thursday 23 November

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 attend a school pet day within their region.

Students were judged across three sections: Care and Attention, Leading and Handling and their Project Books which are submitted prior to the Canterbury A&P Show.

In 2017 nearly 80 entries were received, comprising beef calves, dairy calves, lambs, poultry and goats.

Each participant is 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.

Congratulations to everyone involved.

2017 Results 

See photos from the day on our Facebook Page

For further information contact:
Mel Hobson
Phone 03 343 3033
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Spring Into Action

The 2017 Spring Into Action Horse and Pony Training Show took place at Canterbury Agricultural Park on Sunday 17th September.

Thank you and congratulations to everyone that entered.

Click here to download the 2017 results.

Photos are available from:

Previous Results:

2016 Spring Into Action
2015 Spring Into Action
2014 Spring Into Action
2013 Spring Into Action
2012 Spring Into Action
2011 Spring Into Action
2010 Spring Into Action

For further information contact: 
Mel Hobson
Phone 03 343 3033
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Measuring Days 2017

Sunday 8th October - 10.30am
Tuesday 14th November- 4.00pm-6.00pm (Evening before 2017 Show)

Measuring Dates 2018
Sunday 14th January  8.30-12.30pm
Sunday 11th February  8.30-12.00pm

Important: All horses and ponies must be in bridles. Please bring heigh certficates.

For more information contact Stuart Schroeder 03 322 7236.

Please see the RAS website for information on measuring fees.





Sunday 6th August                          8.30-12.30PM

Sunday 10th September                8.30-12.30PM

Saturday 16th September             4.00-6.00PM            Spring Into Action

Sunday 17th September                7.00-9.00AM            Spring Into Action

Wednesday 4th October               8.00-12.00PM

Tuesday 14th November               4.00-6.00PM            Evening before Show