The Ashburton A & P Association looks forward to meeting you all again at this year's show: The theme for 2017 140th Show is “Horse Power of Yesterday” 
Show dates for the 140th Annual Show are Friday 27th October and Saturday 28th October 2017. Be sure to keep this date free to attend our annual show.

Entertainment news 

THIS YEAR WE ARE HOSTING JODY DIREEN THE FANTASTIC COUNTRY SINGER.

ON SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER SHE WILL BE LIVE ON STAGE AT MID DAY AND AGAIN AFTER THE GRAND PARADE APPROX 2.30 PM TILL 4PM!!!

 

TRADE, MARKET AND FOOD SITE APPLICATIONS AND INFO

Food site applications have now closed and are being processed

TRADE APPLICATIONS DEADLINES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED FOR A SHORT TIME NOW AVAILABLE BELOW

 

Alpacas

Convenor - Brendon Taylor

Photo credits Noel Lowe
Alpaca Sched 2017.pdf Alpaca Sched 2017.pdf
File Size: 425kB
2017 Entry form.pdf 2017 Entry form.pdf
File Size: 186kB

Cattle

Convenor - David Stewart Phone 308-5946 or email tj@farmside.co.nz

Photo credit to Noel Lowe

 

Cattle Sched 2017.pdf Cattle Sched 2017.pdf
File Size: 422kB
2017 Entry form.pdf 2017 Entry form.pdf
File Size: 186kB

Dancing

Convenor: Julie Hawke,  Phone 03354-1011 email julie_hawke@xtra.co.nz

Photo credits Noel Lowe

Donkeys and Shetland Ponies

Convenor - Jean Reid  03 325 4021 or email selwyncottage@slingshot.co.nz

Photo credits Noel Lowe
2017 Entry form.pdf 2017 Entry form.pdf
File Size: 186kB
Donkeys Sched 2017.pdf Donkeys Sched 2017.pdf
File Size: 532kB
Shetland Sched 2017.pdf Shetland Sched 2017.pdf
File Size: 426kB

Goats

Convenor - Margaret Prattley

Phone (03) 693-9461

email miprattley@yahoo.com

Photo credits Noel Lowe
2017 Entry form.pdf 2017 Entry form.pdf
File Size: 186kB
Goat Sched 2017.pdf Goat Sched 2017.pdf
File Size: 408kB

Grain and Seed

Convenor - Mr A Martin

Phone 033026757

Home Industries

The Home Industries Pavilion is a large and interesting section showcasing a diverse range of artistic and homecraft skills attracting many individual entries.
 
The pavilion has sections catering for everyone starting at preschool and beyond, with entries being divided into adult, student and preschool sections. Floral art, cut flowers, wine, eggs and preserves, cooking including YFC entries, trays, needlework and sewing, craft includes woodwork and teddy bears, creative fibre, knitting, photography and art attract our adult entrants. For the students, there is cooking, craft, sewing, technology, student group entries, Lego, junk to funk, art, flowers and grain & seeds. Our preschool section attracts lots of entries from local preschool students whose family members love to come and view these precious and talented entries. On Saturday afternoon, a Tiny Tot show is held attracting a large crowd. 

Upcycled Wearable Waste section is a new part of the HIP and proving to be another interesting attraction.
Convenor - Marion Brown Phone 308-5972 or email brownma@xtra.co.nz

Photo credits Noel Lowe


HANDY HINTS FOR HOME INDUSTRIES AND STUDENTS SECTIONS:

Explanation:Student Collection Sample

- A collection of three varieties of handwork to be displayed in an area 50cm wide by 75cm depth.

To be judged on presentation.


PRESCHOOL ART
ALL PIECES SHOULD REFLECT THE SHOW THEME

PICTURES
We encourage creative use of drawings using pencil, crayon, felts, charcoal etc, and paintings using paints and dyes.
Our judging takes into consideration the SHOW THEME and encourages an anecdotal/narrative to describe the masterpiece. Please write this on the front of the picture, DO NOT put the child's age or name on the front (name and age must appear on the back of the art work please)
COLLAGE
This class specifically encourages the use of materials such as; paper, wood shavings, fabric, cloth, card, wool, thread, leaves. petals, seeds and shapes etc.
CHILDREN'S FLOWERS HINTS BELOW

Horses

Notice to all equestrian entrants in this years show:

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED MEMO RE NEW HELMET SAFETY RULES FROM THE RAS THERE IS A PDF AT THE END BOTTOM OF HORSE SECTION

Please remember to bring any payments you owe to back no office as no back no will be issued unless all money owed is paid.

Show Jumping Riders you need to give us a copy of your Rider Registration form before you can start and any levies owed need to be paid.

EQUESTRIAN

     The Ashburton A&P Show has a large and varied Equestrian section with classes catering from the Pony Grand Prix Show Jumping through to Showing Ponies, Horses, Youngstock, Clydesdales down to the  Miniatures and Shetlands.

At the 2016 show we introduced new sections and look forward to competitors returning to support these sections including Ridden Warmbloods, Ridden Pintos, Inhand Gypsy Vanners and Shetland Harness

We welcome judges from Auckland, Pukekohe, Mosgiel  Riversdale, South Canterbury and the wider Canterbury area to this year’s 2017 show.

The Unity classes are set to start at 8am, Saturday in the Pony Showing rings with the Best Presented classes following on at 8.30am.  Saddle Pony Hunters have a full schedule of classes on Friday morning alongside the Ashburton District, Novice and Pony Club Pairs classes held from 8.30am.   Saturday features classes for  the Open Show ponies and First Ridden riders commence at 8.30am followed by the Led Rein Pony classes

The Show Jumping in Ring 1 has a full day on Friday and starts at approximately  10.30am on Saturday.  Ring 2 Show Jumping commences on both days at lunchtime.

The Ashburton A&P Committee look forward to seeing you all at the 2017 show.

If you have queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
      Convenor - Carolyn Coulter Phone 0272675403 or email cccolt@xtra.co.nz

Photo credits Noel Lowe

Please contact the numbers on the events tab for horse measure, if you wish to have your horse measured.

Poultry

Convenor - John Taylor  Phone 3037339   027 671 6610

je.kj.taylor@gmail.com

Photo credits Noel Lowe
2017 Entry form.pdf 2017 Entry form.pdf
File Size: 186kB
Poultry Sched 2017.pdf Poultry Sched 2017.pdf
File Size: 525kB

Shearing

Convenor - Rex Lash Phone 302-6863 or email rpnj.lash@xtra.co.nz or Norm Haraway Phone 303-5412 or 027 241 3023 email liznorm@xtra.co.nz

2017 Entry form.pdf 2017 Entry form.pdf
File Size: 186kB
Shearing Sched 2017.pdf Shearing Sched 2017.pdf
File Size: 403kB

Sheep

Convenor  - Mr S Sinclair

Phone 033023824

email: inverstud@xtra.co.nz
Photo credits Noel Lowe

2017 Entry form.pdf 2017 Entry form.pdf
File Size: 186kB
Sheep Sched 2017.pdf Sheep Sched 2017.pdf
File Size: 432kB

Tux NZ Yarding Chellange: Dog Trials

Convenor - David King 033023808 or email davidandheather@xtra.co.nz

Photo credits Noel Lowe

Wool

Convenor - Dave Strong  Phone 308-8700

Photo credits Noel Lowe
2017 Entry form.pdf 2017 Entry form.pdf
File Size: 186kB
Wool sched 2017.pdf Wool sched 2017.pdf
File Size: 408kB