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Livestock is the lifeblood of any A&P Show, and there is certainly a lot on offer at the New Zealand Agricultural Show.

Various manifestations of the mighty cattle beast and copious amounts of sheep add to a varied schedule of competition over the three days.

With entrants travelling from far and wide with hope of collecting a ribbon steeped in much prestige, make sure to check the Schedule of Classes and take a look at the best quality animals the livestock industry has to offer.

Where: Various
When: Daily, from 8.30am


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The New Zealand Agricultural Show hosts one of the country’s largest equestrian programmes. The Horse and Pony Section is the largest showing section at the Show, with the action happening across three arenas: Main Arena, Isaac 1 and Isaac 2 Arena, and The Common. The Zealand Agricultural Show has a full three day equestrian programme including showing, breed sections, dressage and showjumping. If you would like to spectate a certain event, make sure to check our Schedule of Classes for a full overview of the action.

Where: Main Arena, The Common, Isaac 1 and Isaac 2
When: Daily, from 8.30am


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In addition to the traditional livestock sections, judging and displays will take place for Wool, Angora Goats, Boer Goats, Pigs and Poultry. Come along and watch the competitors in action and Take your chance to see something a little different! We will be uploading our Schedule of Classes shortly.

Where: Various, check the Showgrounds Map
When: Daily, from 8.30am

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Youth Classes

The Sheep, Beef and Dairy Cattle Sections all hold junior classes at the Show, to encourage youth to become involved in showing. The Lady Isaac Scholarship has been introduced to enable our winners to compete in other competitions nationally as well as in Australia. We will be uploading our Schedule of Classes shortly.

Where: NZ Sheep Arena (Sheep and Goats), The ANZ Lawn (Cattle)
When: Various



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Ballantynes Clydesdales

These gentle giants will be on show in the Main Arena competing in various classes including In Hand, Turnout & Sledge and Ridden. Showgoers are welcome to take a stroll around the Clydesdale Area where the horses are rested between competitions.

Where: Main Arena, Macfarlane Avenue
When: Daily

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Ballantynes Grand Parade

The Ballantynes Grand Parade is a showcase of the best of the best with prize winners across most livestock and equestrian sections parading their ribbons. The Ballantynes Grand Parade is led by the Canterbury Caledonian Pipe Band and is the culmination of three days of showing.

Where: Main Arena
When: Friday 13 November 2020

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The alpaca section has become more and more popular amongst exhibitors and visitors. Make sure you catch a class, we guarantee it will put a smile on your face.

Where: Various, check the Schedule of Classes and Showgrounds map
When: Daily, from 8.30am


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Vero Supreme Champion Animal

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The Vero Supreme Champion Animal of Show recognises the best of the best with Supreme Champion entrants from Horse, Sheep, Cattle, Alpaca, Pig, Goat, Donkey and Poultry battling it out for the top title.

Where: Main Arena
When: Friday 13 November 2020

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