Set at the foot of the Hunters Hills with the legendary white horse towering above the grounds, the Southern Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association hosted 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.

Venue Hire

With the modern multipurpose A&P Shears Pavilion hosting up to 250 people, yarding for 460 horses, as well as 20 hectares of grounds available for hire — there’s options aplenty.

The A&P Shears Pavilion is Waimate’s premier indoor event venue and has hosted everything from weddings to balls to seminars to funerals. Its facilities include a commercial kitchen and dining room, bar and outdoor area, toilets and showers, public address/sound system, first aid room, and office.

Please contact the Association Manager – Reto Oswald for pricing and booking information. Phone 027 523 7878 Email: info@scshow.co.nz

A&P Show

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

We extend a warm invitation to all exhibitors as well as the public. 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.

Upcoming Dates

Saturday the 9th of November 2024

Saturday the 8th of November 2025

Equestrian Show & Measuring

Our equestrian show takes place annually in early-mid October. We offer a full range of Led and Ridden Sections, as well as Hunter Jumping and Show Jumping.

Upcoming Dates

12th & 13th of October 2024

11th and 12th of October 2025

Horse Measuring

Spring 2024 measuring dates will be published during the winter.

Cash only. All other Enquiries to Judith Johnson 03 689 7775


For just $ 30 per year, or $285 Life Membership, you can enjoy these benefits:

  •      Reduced entry fees
  •      FREE admission for you, your partner and children under 16 years to our A&P show
  •      FREE admission and parking for your vehicle

Subscriptions must be paid before entries close to qualify for benefits.

Becoming a member is as simple as either completing your entry form and including your membership fee.

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Or you can simply send us you name, address, phone and e-mail if applicable, along with your membership fee to:  Waimate A&P Association PO Box 153 WAIMATE 7960 South Canterbury.