Upcoming Shows & Events Supported by WHHA

 

1st - 2nd April 2018 Waikato Heavy Annual Horse Ploughing

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

Details: Waikato Heavy Horse Association annual ploughing competition. Practice day Sunday with an opportunity to get up close and learn how to plough. Competition day Monday with at least 3 teams of horses.


New Zealand Ploughing Championship Thornbury VMC Southland 14 - 15 April 2018

19th May 2018 – Logging & Driving Day

Time/Venue: Start 10.30am at D W Thornton Property 93 Duncan Road, RD3, Hamilton

Details: Bring your horse(s) along and help harvest a row of trees with horse power.  From pulling logs to stacking them the traditional way with horses. Horses and people at any stage or ability are welcome. If you do not have a horse or are unable to bring one then you can work with another teamster. Horses, equipment and tuition provided free. If sufficient interest we will continue on the 20th of May.


Clydesdale Horse Society AGM (Hamilton Airport Hotel) 8 - 9 June 2018


16th June 2018 – Young Horse Handling Day (Postponed due to Mystery Creek Field Days)

Time/Venue: Start 10.30am at D Garner Property 462 Kuranui Road, RD2, Morrinsville

Details: Bring your foals/young horse(s) (if you can) along for practical and discussion on handling young horses. Several unhandled young horses onsite will be used to demonstrated handling techniques and for members to share their tips and tricks. Horses and people at any stage or ability are welcome. Horses, equipment and tuition provided free.

 

21st  July 2018 – Harness to Hitch Day

Time/Venue: Start 10.30am at D W Thornton Property 93 Duncan Road, RD3, Hamilton

Details: Learn about harness fitting to hitching up teams of horses.  This is a great opportunity to bring your horses along to try different collar and harness to see what size they require.  Horses will be harnessed and driven from a single horse to a team of six to demonstrate different configurations.  Horses and people at any stage or ability are welcome. Horses, equipment and tuition provided free.

 

18th August 2018 – Mystery Tour

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

Details: Come along with some money for lunch and a full tank of gas for a mystery tour around the Waikato.

 

15th September 2018 – WHHA Swap Meet  

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

Details: Opportunity to sell or swap new and used heavy horse harness, equipment, wheeled vehicles and the like.  Sellers please be onsite by 10am to setup.  This is open free to the public as well.


Reporoa Ploughing - 928 Forest Road, Reporoa TBA September 2018

Takapau Ploughing TBA October 2018

Wairarapa Ploughing TBA October 2018

Manawatu Ploughing TBA October 2018

Hawkes Bay Royal Show 18 - 19 October 2018

Waikato A&P Show 27 October 2018

Waikato Ploughing TBA October/November 2018

Cambridge A&P Show 24 November 2018

North Island All Breeds Show 5 January 2019

Waikato Heavy Horse Association Haymaking Day TBA Febuary 2019 (Weather Dependent)

Waikato Heavy Horse Association Annual Trek TBA February 2019
 
Morrinsville A&P (North Island Clydesdale Show) 2 March 2019

Waikato Heavy Association Incorporated Annual General Meeting 16th March 2019

Time/Venue: Start 11.00am at Pilling & Leggett Engineering, 100 Vickery Street, Te Rapa, Hamilton


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.