Equestrian events, alpacas, performing dogs, cattle and fencing are among attractions at the 111th Cambridge A&P Show on November 29 when, once again, admission is free.
The organising committee says the event is one of the largest one-day shows in the North Island and has a proud history of celebrating rural life and bringing town and country together.
There’s lots of family entertainment and Santa is coming to visit too. There will be farm animals including cows and calves, horses and ponies, from miniature to the large Clydesdales, goats, donkeys and alpacas. Add to this trade displays, food stands and children’s rides.
The equestrian sections will feature show hacks, show ponies, round the ring jumping, show jumping, Welsh pony, sport-horses, side saddle and golden horses. In all there will be about 20 different horse sections.
The cattle section will see all the main dairy breeds, Ayrshire, Jersey, Holstein Friesian, milking Shorthorn, and Brown Swiss, competing in both breed and all breeds. The beef breeds will be competing in an all breeds section. There’s a popular calf club section for school children.
The Ron Cooper Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the best in show from all the supreme champion winners in the Ridden Pony/Horse sections.
Back again this year is an alpaca display, where the public can interact with the animals.
Cambridge Show is held at the Cambridge Raceway on Taylor St, which is just off State Highway 1B and it’s not too late to register as a participant, either as a competitor or with a trade exhibit.