-Under new Administrators/Secretary – NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted – No exceptions!!!

Ring Classes start at 9.00am unless otherwise stated. Jumping at 1.00pm.

Exhibitors must be conversant with the following rules.

1.  All Riders ride at their own risk.   (PLEASE NOTE RULE 18)

2.  No horses/ponies allowed on grounds unless officially entered.

3. Entries will not be accepted without the entry fee.

4. The committee will refund 80% of entry fee on presentation of a vet or medical certificate.

5. Stables cost $5 per night and must be left tidy.  Please note that there is no guarantee of stable conditions.

6. $5 refundable back number hire charge.

7. Horse/Pony height certificates and performance cards must be carried. Failure to do so will result in elimination with the exception of Versatility & Hunter Trials Junior & Senior. “The Central Districts of the Royal Agricultural Society collates all A&P Show results to enable Secretaries to keep a record of all Novice wins.

 8.  Riders’ age as at 1st August 2023.

9. a) The committee reserves the right to combine, alter or delete classes at their discretion.

b) The committee reserves the right to reduce prize money according to entries.

10. a) All horses & ponies to be named & be included on entry form.

b) Horse or pony 3 years and under not to be shown under saddle.

c) Height of ALL HACKS & PONIES to be shown on entry form.

11. Competitors to enter in ONE ring only.

12. Ponies entered in class 62, Pony Breeders’ Sash, must include ponies registration number on entry form.

13. Events will not be delayed for competitors wanting to enter in more than one class at the same time.

14. a) A NOVICE is a horse or pony which has not won more than five conformation classes at any A&P Show at the time of the Show.  If a Novice entry has gained 6 wins by the day of the Show, the competitor must advise the Secretary’s Office and may change to an Open class within the sub-section, or if no class remains to enter a refund will be actioned after the show.

b) A novice horse or pony is to be shown in a snaffle bit.

c) A novice hunter is a horse or pony that has had no more than 5 wins in Hunter Jumping.  NB height certificates not required for hunter classes.  

d) Only novice horses or ponies can enter novice classes. All horses & ponies can enter open classes.

e) Novice pony classes are open to riders of any age.

15. A NOVICE RIDER is a rider who has not had more than five wins in riding classes at A & P Shows.

 16. (a) Champion & Reserve Champion ribbons will be distributed in all sections where appropriate.

(b) In all rings first prize winners ONLY to parade for Champion . Once the Champion has been selected, the second placed animal to the Champion must be allowed to parade for the Reserve Champion.

17. Boundaries for WESTLAND DISTRICT classes will be South of the Punakaiki River, West of Omotomutu bridge, North of Mikonui. Combination of horse and rider.

18. HARD HATS & SAFETY HELMETS – RAS Ruling.  All riders must wear RAS approved protective headgear when mounted on the grounds (HELMETS TO DISPLAY CURRENT YELLOW TAG).

19. a) SHOW JUMPING events will be conducted under NZEF Rules.

b) All show jumping is non grading.

20. Pony or Hack may enter a maximum of two showjumping classes only.

21. ‘Moynihan Trophy’ & sash for Mare most suitable for breeding winners from all classes to be judged at the conclusion of all ridden classes—in Ring 4 Riding Horse / Saddle hunter ring.

22. This show supports the RAS ‘In-Line Resolution Process Policy’ system, which will operate in the All of the show sections of all RAS affiliated Shows and will be used for any inappropriate behaviour towards Show officials, judges, fellow competitors or any other third party connected with the Show bringing the equestrian discipline into disrepute, or cases which are of a less serious nature to the above in accordance with the Conduct of Members, Owners, Lessees, Competitors and Judges Rulebook and rule 13 of the RAS Constitution. Implementation of the policy will be in accordance of the RAS Rules that accompanied this Card, and full wording of the Policy is available to view on the RAS website.

23.  Competitors are advised that tests for Forbidden Substance may be carried out under CSJC procedures (of the Rulebook). Your signature on the entry form, and or participation on competition denotes acceptance of these conditions.

24.  Whisker and Inner Ear Trimming – as from 1 Jan 2022:

25.  Any person lodging a protest must deposit the sum of $20 which will be forfeited if the protest is not allowed. The protest must be lodged within an hour of the event in dispute.

26. Prize money: First $5, second $3, third $2 unless stated. 1 to 3 entries, 1st prize only will be paid, 4, 5 and 6 entries, 2nd prize will be paid. 7 entries, 3rd prize will be paid.

27. The scale of points for trophies shall be FIRST 6, SECOND 4, THIRD 2, FOURTH 1, if award made by judge. Champion – 2 extra points, Reserve Champion – 1 extra point.  Points accumulated for specific trophies.

West Coast Aggregate Sash Competition

Points to be collected from Buller, Westland, Inangahua A&P and South Westland Shows, with sashes & prizes to be awarded at South Westland A&P Show.





Champions will receive Sash & Dunstan Horse Feeds Package.

Reserve Champions will receive Sash & Dunstan Horse Feeds Package.

List of Classes included in aggregate competition.

SHOWING Best Presented, Open Conformation, Open Paced & Mannered, Open Rider.

SHOWJUMPING Pony 2x heights, Horse 2x heights

Aratuna Transport Freighters Ltd

VERSATILITY MOUNT (16yrs & under)

VERSATILITY MOUNT (17yrs & over)

List of Classes included in aggregate competition

VERSATILITY MOUNT. Best Walking, Best Rider, Best Paced & Mannered, 2x Games, Station Mount, Obstacle Trail.

Champion will receive Sash & Aratuna Transport gifts package & Garland.

Reserve Champion will receive Sash & Aratuna transport gift package.

Points 1st 4, 2nd 3, 3rd 2, 4th 1. For all sections


Start 9.00am on the main show ground beside stables.  Enter off Dalton Street for parking.
28. a) To be run under NZMHA Rules.
b) All Horses must have a current RAS Height Certificate.
c) All horses must be registered with NZMHA or National Miniature Horse Society.
d) Height for age rules apply.
e) Champion & Reserve Champion ribbons will be distributed in all sections where appropriate.

No Late Entries Accepted


Entry Fees:

Members $5.00

Non-Members $6.00


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