The New Zealand

Shetland Pony Breeders' Society (Inc.)

News and Events 


Make sure you head over to the Main Oval between 3:00pm - 3:25pm on Friday the 16th November at the Canterbury A & P Show to see the Shetland Grands National. This is a great event and always attracts a crowd! 

The Show Season begins in October and runs through to March -April depending when Easter weekend falls.

Feel free to come and view the lovely Shetlands we show. You can talk to owners and breeders who will be more than happy to answer any questions.


South Island Shetland Ridden Show:**Schedule out soon so watch this space.**

The show has two sections –Ridden classes and Lead Rein classes

Venue – 530 Marshland Road, Christchurch.

Date – Saturday 1 st December 2018. 

Secretary – Bernadette Woffenden, phone (03) 324 3271 or email [email protected] 

Trophy Winners 2018 – Please remember to engrave and clean your trophies and return to Lesley Lewis prior to the show or on the day of the show. 

South Island Shetland Breed Show – 22nd Annual Show:**Schedule due out late October.**

Venue – Ellesmere A&P Showgrounds.

Date – Saturday 26th January 2019 .

Classes – Best Presented, Paced, Mannered and Breed Classes. 

Trophy Winners 2018 – Please remember to engrave and clean your trophies and return to NZSPBS Secretary, Lesley Lewis prior to the show or on the day of the show.

A & P Shows in October and November in the South Island with Shetland Classes:

Amberley Agricultural & Pastoral Association  Date: 27 October  Venue: Amberley Domain, Amberley. 
Ashburton Agricultural & Pastoral Association  Date: 26 – 27 October  Venue: Ashburton Showgrounds, Ashburton.

Canterbury  Agricultural & Pastoral Association  Date: 14 - 16 November   Venue: Canterbury Agricultural Park, Christchurch.

Courtenay  Agricultural & Pastoral Association  Date 24 November  Venue: Kirwee Showgrounds, Kirwee.

Southern Canterbury Agricultural & Pastoral Association  Date 24 - 25 November  Venue Waimate Showgrounds Waimate.


Northern Region Shetland Enthusiasts Show:

Venue: Pukekohe A & P Showgrounds, Pukekohe.

Date: 01 December 2018. 

Contact: Richard and Deanna Holst Phone: Email: 09 233 4877 [email protected]

A & P Shows in October & November in the North Island with Shetland Classes:

Waikato Agricultural & Pastoral Association Date: 26 - 28 October 2018 Venue: Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton 

Clevedon Agricultural & Pastoral Association  Date: 17– 18 November 2018  Venue: Clevedon Showgrounds, Clevedon.

Manawatu Agricultural & Pastoral Association Date: 03 – 04 November 2018 Venue: Manfield Park, Feilding. 

If you are interested in showing your Shetland, check out further information on the shows or enter online if available at www.showdayonline.