Spring Into Action
Entries have now closed for the 2016 Spring Into Action Show. The Show will take place on Sunday 18 September at Canterbury Agricultural Park.
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
Saturday 17th September - 4.00-6.00PM
Sunday 18th September - 7.00-9.00AM
Wednesday 5th October - 8.00-12.30PM
Tuesday 8th November - 4.30-6.30PM
Sunday 15th January - 8.00-12.30PM
Sunday 12th February - 8.00-12.30PM
For more information contact Stuart Schroeder 03 322 7236.
Please see the RAS website for information on measuring fees.
Canterbury A&P Association Elite Ram & Ewe Sale
The 2016 Canterbury A&P Association Elite Ram and Ewe Sale will be held Friday 25 November Canterbury Agricultural Park. Entries are now open. Click here to download conditions. Click here to download an entry form.
The Canterbury A&P Association Elite Ram and Ewe Sale attracted a quality line up, with 231 Rams and 11 Ewes entered into the sale. With 144 rams selling, the average sale price was $1861 and $250 for ewes with 6 selling; total sales of $269,500 were recorded.
The highest price was reached by a Clifton Downs Southdown Ram (Chris Medlicott, Waimate), selling for $16,000.
Other top prices were as follows: Corriedale - $2900 (Wattlebank, GR and RW Wilson, West Melton); Hampshire - $3100 (LA Mac, PJ & PE Butterick, Christchurch); Romney - $2400 (Gatton Park, DA & SJ Wyllie, Ashburton); Poll Dorset - $2000 (Brooklands, A&P McIlraith, Leeston); Border Leicester - $4000 (Hermiston, GJ Letham, Ashburton); Texel - $4000 (Hemingford, SEJ & V Holland, Culverden); South Suffolk - $4200 (Inver, SJ Sinclair, Ashburton); Suffolk - $6700 (Stoneylea, AW & JH Adams, Christchurch).
Click here to see a full breakdown of results.
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.
Boys and Girls Agricultural Club Championship Day
The 2015 Boys and Girls Agricultural Club Championship Day was held on Thursday 19 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, alpacas 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.
Congratulations to everyone involved.
See photos from the day on our Facebook Page
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