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:

* Banks Peninsula A & P Show: 18th January 2020 at the Awa-iti Domain in Little River. Entries close 13th December.

* Gore A & P Show: 1st February 2020 at the Gore Showgrounds. Entries close 17th January 2020.

* Palmerston & Waihemo A & P Show: 8th February 2020 at the Domain 31 Gilligan Street in Palmerston. Entries close 31st January 2020.

* North Otago A & P Show: 29th February - 1st March 2020 at the Oamaru Showgrounds. Entries close 14th February 2020.

* Malvern A & P Show: 28th March 2020 at the Sheffield Domain Main West Coast Road in Canterbury. Entries close 28th February 2020.

* Oxford A & P Show: 4th April 2020 at the Oxford A & P Showgrounds. Entries close 28th February 2020.


** SOUTH ISLAND SHETLAND PONY BREED AND HARNESS SHOW ** - 25th January 2020 at the Ellesmere A & P Showgrounds. Entries close Friday 17th January.

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Shows in the North Island with Shetland Classes:

* Franklin A & P Show: 15th - 16th February 2020 at the Pukekohe Showgrounds. Entries close 7th February 2020.

* 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!!