The Horse Competition will once again see some of the best groomed animals at Ekka take over the Main Arena. Horses have been competing at Ekka since the very first show in 1876, when silver cups were awarded to the best stallion and best heavy draught stallion.
More than 15 breeds of horses will be on display across the eight days of judging. Don't miss the junior riders on the last weekend of show, with kids as young as three taking part.
Important Exhibitor Information
Please note, all horses entering the Brisbane Showgrounds MUST be Hendra vaccinated in accordance with the RNA’s Horse and Arena, and Veterinary, Biosecurity and Animal Welfare Committees regulations.
Hendra Vaccinations must be current, as listed on the Zoetis Vaccination Registry as at August 1 2019.
The first dose of the vaccine Equivac HeV must be done before exhibitors can submit their competition entry form, as it requires your Hendra vaccination microchip number.
The doses and dates are outlined below:
- First dose
- Second dose – immunisation to occur 3 to 6 weeks after the first dose is administered and 21 days prior to 1 August 2019. (This information is correct at the time of publishing. If any changes are made, Exhibitors will be duly notified).
Following the first dose, please also follow up with your vet to make sure they’ve registered your horse/s on the Zoetis Vaccination Registry.