Welcome

COVID 19 UPDATE

WE ARE OPEN – BOOK YOUR WAIMATE FUNCTION/EVENT NOW

Like many businesses, we are pleased to be able to return to business as usual today (9th June 2020) as New Zealand moves to Alert Level 1. With this decrease in Alert Levels comes a sense of normalcy in business and socialising. You will no longer be required to enforce physical distancing at our Venue, or other preventative measures, however a high standard of hygiene for all visitors is encouraged. Below are a few tips for your next trip to our showgrounds.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

While businesses are not required to enforce physical distancing at Alert Level 1, please let your event organizer know if you would like to continue this for the extra protection.

NOT FEELING 100%?

If you are feeling unwell or showing symptoms of the below please don’t come into our showgrounds. Stay home and consult your GP or Healthline on 0800 3585453.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sneezing or a runny nose.

Thank you for supporting our venue in Waimate and doing your part to keep New Zealand healthy and safe. We look forward to seeing your in our events again soon.

FURTHER INFORMATION

We’re working hard to ensure safe environments for you and all our staff across our showground. If you have any questions please contact show facicility manager Reto Oswald on 027 523 7878.

ABOUT US

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.

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, alpaca, dog trials, cattle, and dairy goats; to the home industries section catering for arts, crafts, baking and floral for adults and children.

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.

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.

SHOWS 2020

SPRING HORSE SHOW 2020 / 10-11 Oct

A&P SHOW 2020 / 7-8 Nov

UPDATE

Our 138th year of operating Waimate’s showground is unlike any other.

The enduring fun-filled traditions at our Waimate’s showgrounds and its 138 years of operation have faced challenges before, but none have created as much uncertainty as Covid-19. So to be super clear, planning  and preparation for the 2020 events are in full swing. We open on 10- 11 October with the Southern Canterbury Spring Horse Show followed by the A&P Show on 7 – 8 November. Still it it’s impossible to know what changes this pandemic might force on our events as winter & spring approaches. Directives from the government and Waimate District Council – aimed to safeguard the health and safety of all our visitors/competitors – will inform any potential decisions. After all, our chief concern is your wellbeing.

And if there’s is anything we know for sure, is that Canterburians will be more than ready to have some good old “fun events” when those gates swing open. Until then, please be safe. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events, also known as the “fun Waimo events”.

Venue

Please contact the Association Manager for pricing and booking information.

Membership

For just $25 per year, or $225 Life Membership, you can enjoy these benefits:

  •      Reduced entry fees
  •      FREE admission for you, your partner and children under 15 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.

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.

Officers

2019/2020

PRESIDENT: Tim Mehrtens

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: James Davis

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT: John Mehrtens

JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT: Hugh Wigley


TREASURER: Dan Studholme

MANAGER: Reto Oswald

GROUNDSMAN: P Bailey

SHOW SECRETARY: Katrina Kelly


GENERAL COMMITTEE: J Neave, T Douglass, I Gould, M Chamberlain, I Jackson, J Johnson, I van Neuren, P Harrison, D Morgan, C Pankhurst, H Wigley, N Ruddenklau, J Guy, D McCulloch, W Sheddan, W White, C Ruddenklau, A Hopkinson, L Tait, S Watson, J Moffat, D (David) Studholme, H Studholme, C Wilson, J Guilford, J Thomas, L Mclellan


PATRONS: J Andrews, M Studholme, M Coles, A Falloon MP , J Deans MP, C Ruddenklau