About the Association

Set at the foot of the Hunters Hills with the legendary white horse towering above the grounds, the Southern Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association was proud to host it’s inaugural A&P Show in 2011 along with a Spring Equestrian Show.

Our association is an amalgamation of the former Timaru and Waimate A&P Associations and so brings to you the combined experience of over 270 years of annual shows.

Our Spring Horse Show offers a wide-ranging programme for all levels and is the ideal springboard for the new showing season. It is ideally suited to bringing out young horses. ponies and riders as the atmosphere is very relaxed and there are none of the distractions of the traditional A&P Show.

The A&P show has been one of Waimate’s major annual events and the new committee looks forward to bringing you more excitement and entertainment on show day. Classes are wide-ranging; from horses, ponies, sheep, alpaca, dog trials, cattle, donkeys and dairy goats; to the home industries section catering for arts, crafts, baking and floral for adults and children.

All the information you need to plan your exciting family day out is available in this website, and if you have any questions, please contact us and we will do our best to help.

We also extend a warm invitation to all new exhibitors.