Showing Information


There are a number of accommodation providers operating within Christchurch. An updated list of accommodation available in the area can be found by visiting Find Christchurch. We reccommend booking your accommodation early.


Horse & Pony and Livestock Catalogues are available for pre-purchase and during the Show.

Concessions and discounts for Travelling Exhibitors

To encourage participation and ensure the Canterbury A&P Show is a truly national event, we offer discounts and subsidies to exhibitors travelling long distances to The Show. 

Information will be available closer to the event.

Confirmation of Entry

Confirmation of entries showing all details of your entry plus tickets/parking passes will be posted following data processing (mid-October).


Entry for the 2017 Show will open on 1 August.

Horse Information

Back numbers and dressage draws will be available in early November.

Measuring Days:

Sunday 15th January - 8.00-12.30PM
Sunday 12th February - 8.00-12.30PM

For more information contact Stuart Schroeder 03 322 7236.


Become a member of the Canterbury A&P Association to receive discounts on Show Entries along with other great benefits. Click here for more information.

NAIT Number

The NAIT national number for Canterbury Agricultural Park is 454698. For assistance contact Alistair Barnes at NAIT  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Horse Section: Competitor photos from the 2016 Canterbury A&P Show are available from:

Please support our official photographers! Please note: un-official photographers are not permitted to sell photos to competitors under any circumstances.

Shearing Section: Competitor photos from the 2016 Canterbury A&P Show will be available from The Flatmates Art Company - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

General: All other 2016 Canterbury A&P Show photos will be available to purchase from Tony Stewart at Photoshots - Website - Facebook Page. If your photo was taken at the

Royal Agricultural Society (RAS)

The RAS has a 'News/Discussion Paper' feed on the home page of the website.

Show Tickets & Parking Passes

Each exhibitor will be issued an allocation of ticket/s and parking pass/es for entry to the Canterbury A&P Show. The allocation will be included on the summary of entry form. Exhibitors can pre-purchase additional discounted day tickets for $13 per day (gate price $27), up to a limit of six. Discounted tickets must be purchased prior to the Show. Additional parking passes must be applied for in writing prior to the Show.

Showgrounds Layout

Please thoroughly read the instructions on your parking pass to ensure that you do not encounter problems when entering the Showgrounds. Parking Passes and travel directions will be sent with your Show tickets in October. It is recommended that you allow additional time to enter the Showgrounds. Please take the time to read the information supplied to familiarise yourself with the revised layout.

Summary of Entries

Please note that a summary of entry form must be completed for each entry.