Competition Overview 

The horse competitions are among the most exciting events at the Royal Queensland Show and draw some of the largest audiences.

Thoroughbred Day showcases the beauty and versatility of thoroughbred horses and offers more than $15,000 in cash and prizes, along with the title of Supreme Champion Thoroughbred. This is one of Ekka's most 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.

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 of August 1 2021.

Following the first dose, please follow up with your vet to make sure they’ve registered your horse/s on the Zoetis Vaccination Registry.

Frequently Asked Questions
Contact Competition Coordinator
Name: Tracey Vardy
Phone: 07 3253 3936