Upcoming Shows & Events Supported by WHHA

 

20th, 21st, and 22nd May 2017 Breaking into Harness or Saddle Weekend

Time/Venue: Start 10.30am at Derrick Thornton Property, 93 Duncan Road, Tamahere, Hamilton

Details: Come along for 1, 2 or 3 days and learn how to break a horse into saddle or harness. Topics covered will be: horsemanship, ground work, mouthing, long reining, harness or saddle fitting, starting a horse in chains or saddle. 
Bring your horse(s) along and get expert help and tuition. Horses at any stage or ability are welcome.  Please RSVP if bringing a horse as spaces and equipment are limited. 

 

17th June 2017 –Driving or Riding Day 

Time/Venue: Start 10.30am at Fred Pilling Property, 55 Fullerton Road, Te Kowhai 

Details: Bring your horse(s) along and get expert help and tuition. Horses at any stage or ability are welcome.  Horses, equipment and tuition provided free. 

 

15th July 2017 – Farrier & Veterinarian Practical/Advice Day 

Time/Venue: Start 10.30am at Derrick Thornton Property, 93 Duncan Road, Tamahere, Hamilton

Details: Come and learn about lameness, how to trim feet correctly, and what it takes to shoe a draft horse by our Master Farrier.  Get hands on tuition on how to give injections, take blood samples, perform faecal egg counts, wound management and other procedures from our Veterinarian.  Horses, equipment, and tuition provided free.

  

19th August 2017 – Show Preparation Day followed by Judging of Horses

Time/Venue: Start 10.00am at Fred Pilling Property, 55 Fullerton Road, Te Kowhai

Details: 10am to 12pm: Show preparation will be covered, including washing and grooming, plaiting manes and tails, teaching horses to walk and trot in a straight line.  Bring your own horse(s) along or borrow some of Fred's to prepare for a mock show.  (Please bring your own shampoo, soap, brushes, etc).  12pm to 1pm: lunch break.  1pm onwards: A Senior Judge and Steward will be covering off show etiquette, judge each class and give feedback on what judges are looking for and why placing's were made.

 

16th September 2017 – Learn to Plough or Improve Your Ploughing Day

Time/Venue: Start 10.00am at Ross Wilson Property, 453 Arapuni Road, Te Awamutu

Details: Learn how to plough or improve your ploughing from New Zealand’s top horse ploughmen. Bring your horses or if you do not have horses or are unable to bring a pair you will be able to work with a team. Horses, equipment and tuition provided free.

 

 
For more information or to RSVP please contact either:
Fred Pilling (07) 829 7032 or Gareth Pryce E-mail: gareth@blackwoodclydesdales.co.nz
 
2011 Waikato Heavy Horse Association, established 1979 to promote and conserve the use of heavy horses in New Zealand.