The Horse Competitions are among the most exciting events at the Royal Queensland Show and draw some of the largest audiences.  The 2019 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.

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.

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Thoroughbred Day
Frequently Asked Questions
Contact Competition Coordinator
Name: Liz Jelley
Phone: 3253 3935
RNA Reception: 3253 3900