The Horse Competitions are among the most exciting events at the Royal Queensland Show and draw some of the largest audiences.  The 2018 Royal Queensland Show Horse Competition will offer a spectacular variety of events and competitions that draw in some of the biggest and most passionate crowds at the show.

Thoroughbred Day showcases the beauty and versatility of thoroughbred horses and offers over $30,000 in cash and prizes, along with the title of Supreme Champion Thoroughbred. This is one of Ekka'smost glamorous competitions, with men and women wearing formal race attire as they lead their horses into the arena. This competition covers a total of 16 classes - led and under saddle.


It is a requirement that all horses entering the Brisbane Showgrounds must be Hendra vaccinated in accordance with the RNA’s Horse & Arena, and Veterinary, Biosecurity & Animal Welfare Committees regulations.

You are now able to enter the competition without your horse having the “Protected” status on the Zoetis Hendra Vaccination Register.   
If your horse does not appear on the register as “Protected” as at 9am on the 1st August, your entry will be disqualified with no refund of entry fees. 
Therefore the onus is on the exhibitor to ensure:

  • The correct microchip number(s) are entered when entering the competition;
  • Your veterinarian has updated the Zoetis Vaccination Register in a timely fashion after administering  the Equivac HeV vaccine;

If your horse does not have the “Protected” status as at 23 July you will be contacted by email advising you to rectify otherwise your entry will be disqualified.

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Contact Competition Coordinator
Name: Kym Kraljevic
Phone: 3253 3920
RNA Reception: 3253 3900
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