The Ashburton Show is held on the weekend following Labour Weekend of every year and
is the largest two day annual agricultural event held in the Mid Canterbury District. 

Hosted at the Ashburton Showgrounds on 17.4 hectares of land owned by the Ashburton Agricultural & Pastoral Association since it's founding in 1877. Ashburton A&P Association’s mission statement is to “Promoting excellence in agriculture and goodwill between Town and Country”. 

The show attracts exhibitors from all over the South Island. Each year the President chooses a ‘Show Theme’ and many exhibits/competitions are based around this theme.  

The Show offers strong two day competition for Horses, Dog Trials and one day competition for Sheep/Wool/Pet Lambs, Cattle (Dairy, Beef & Calves), Poultry, Alpacas, Shearing, Goats, Donkeys, Grain & Seeds, Highland Dancing, Tiny Tots and Home Industries for adults and students.  All Events are well supported offering a good standard of competition to competitors. Over 190 sites compliment the Livestock Competitors together with Food, Music, Displays Entertainment and Competitions.

President Chris Watson
Invites members, past presidents and supporters to his:

Presidents Happy Hour
Friday 27 January 2017
A&P Lounge
5.30 – 7.00 pm
Ashburton Showgrounds
Drinks and nibbles provided
RSVP by 23 January 2017 for catering purposes by e-mail to ashburtonshow@gmail.com or phone (03) 308 7908

New Seasons horse measuring dates are now available under the Events tab

NEW scholarship info under events tab.

Committee 2016

Phone Cell Email
Ray Colville             308-4862       0274 334 865
Chris Watson             3089288      0274 325 769       chris_amanda7@clear.net.nz      
Vice President
David Butterick          3024720      0274 365 505        butterick@ruralnet.co.nz
Lucille Brown            3087908       0273542785          ashburtonshow@gmail.com
Past President
Lynette Lovette         302-6619     0274 359 619       lynette@seaviewlovettfarm.co.nz
Shayne Adams          308-7565      0272 837 735        shayne_kim@vodafone.co.nz
Carolyn Coulter          308-2333      0272 675 403       cccolt@xtra.co.nz
Rex Lash                    302-6863      0274 377 849        rpnj.lash@xtra.co.nz
David Stewart             308-5946     0276 603 754        tj@farmside.co.nz
Rachael Edmonstone  308-9911     0272 001 538       rachael.edmonstone@cmp.co.nz
Marion Brown              308-5972     0212 941 171       brownma@xtra.co.nz
​David King                  302-3808                                   davidandheather@xtra.co.nz
Bill Hood                     308-8256​
John Taylor                 3037339     0276 146 610         je.kj.taylor@gamil.com
Yvonne Liemburg        3072272     0211 859 603        limbrook@clear.net.nz

Clare Stewart                                                               langleys@snap.net.co.nz

Annabelle Read                                                          caithness@ihug.co.nz