The New Zealand

Shetland Pony Breeders' Society (Inc.)

News and Events 

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.


Shows in the South Island with Shetland Classes:

* Southern Canterbury A & P Show: 12th October at the Waimate Showgrounds. Entries closed 27th September.

* Northern A & P Show: 26th October at the Rangiora A & P Showgrounds. Entries close 23rd October.

* Amberley A & P Show: 2nd November at the Amberley Domain.  Entries close 4th October.

* Ashburton A & P Show: 2nd November at the Ashburton Showgrounds.  Entries closed 27th September.

* Nelson A & P Show: 23rd November at the Nelson A & P Showgrounds . Entries close 1st November . 

* South Otago A & P Show: 30th November at the Balclutha Showgrounds. Entries close 17th November.

* SI Premier Championship Show: In hand and ridden classes are both on Friday 6th December at the Canterbury A & P Showgrounds. 

    Entries close 27th November.


RIDDEN/VERSATILITY SHOW - 7th December to be held at the property of Lesley Lewis 530 Marshlands Road, Christchurch: Schedule out soon.

SHETLAND IN HAND AND HARNESS SHOW - 25th January 2020 at the Ellesmere A & P Showgrounds: Schedule out soon.


Shows in the North Island with Shetland Classes:

* Clevedon A & P Show: 10th November at the Clevedon A & P Showgrounds. Entries close 27th October.

* Waikato A & P Show: 3rd November at the Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton.  Entries have closed but will be accepted until the 11th        October with a $25 fee per horse.

* Kumeu A & P Show: 14th -15th March 2020 at the Kumeu Showgrounds. Entries close 13th March 2020.


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



Shetlands and riders getting into the Christmas spirit in the Fancy Dress novelty class at the Ridden and Versatility show held last year in December. It is a great event for children who are either learning or more experienced as there is a great range of classes!!