Sunday January 29th 2023

219 Coutts Island Road, Belfast, Christchurch

All are welcome!

NEW!! There will be a “Second hand horse & rider” gear sale on site. All proceeds are going to the retired horses fund. For more info please contact us on 0272427785

General Information

This show is being held for the benefit of children who love to ride but, for whatever reason are unable to have their own pony.  However if you are lucky enough to have your own pony you are welcome to come along and some fun too!  Any child within the age ranges is eligible to enter however priority will be given to children who have attended riding lessons at Waimak River.

Age Ranges are between 5 to 11 years and 12 to 16 years.

As mounts are limited each child will be asked for a first and second choice mount and we will do our best to ensure that all will get to ride their most preferred mount at some stage during the day.

The first Open Classes begin at 9.30am Sharp.  Children must be here at 9am at the latest if they are competing to prepare their mounts.  If they wish to come earlier that is fine the gate will be open at 7am.

Free Sausage sizzle for competitors and $1.00 each for others from 11.30am to 1pm.

Please feel free to bring the whole family and friends, bring a picnic if you like and watch the kids having a great time! It’s a good idea to bring your chairs and some shelter from the sun and plenty of Sunblock

We would appreciate any parent help on the day if you are able. We will require a parking marshal to direct people to the Float and general parking areas.  A very special someone is needed to arrange morning tea for the Judges.   We also require ring stewards to call the riders in and assist the judge by taking notes and with prize giving at the end of each class.


Classes & prices

Each Class is numbered i.e. 00 to 16. The fee for each class is $3.50 for WRRC Riding School pupils and $5.00 per class for others.  Therefore if you want to enter classes 01 through to 05 the total will be $17.50 for WRRC Riding school pupils and $25.00 for others.

For Show Jumping the fee is $10.00 per class. 

Ground fee is $8.00 per rider

Classes 01 through 09 require the rider and mount to work in an oval/ring on both reins.  The Judge will tell you when to change the rein, this should be done in a loose figure of eight.  In Classes where canter is required please come back to trot to change the rein and then canter on again or as directed by the Judge.



Dress code:

  • Jodphurs and boots if you have them (otherwise long trousers and closed in shoes), plain shirt, sweatshirt and/or vest, rain jacket as required.
  • Helmets are mandatory and are available on-site if you do not have your own..
  • Plaiting is not essential but will be considered in the best presented classes and encouraged.
  • Ponies and Horses should be well groomed, with no visible mud on legs, heads or bodies and clean hooves, with appropriate saddles and bridles. Snaffle bits only.

Those who lease WRRC ponies may come and prepare their mount on the day before or any other days leading up to the Show. 

NO Dogs on the grounds with the exception of the Waimak dogs

  • Judges are both very experienced horsewomen and impartial.
  • The Judge’s decision is final and no discussion will be entered into.
  • Judges will ask the riders to line up in order of placings.
  • Ribbons from 1st to 6th  will be awarded
  • Late arrivals to the ring must approach the Judge/Steward to ask to be admitted.
  • Riders must not leave the ring until prizes have been awarded unless instructed to by the Judge. Then they will do one circuit around the ring in walk or trot or as the Judge requests, following the winning rider and mount out of the ring. All Prize ribbons must be removed before entering the ring for the next class.
  • Riders will be called into each ring prior to each class so must be ready.
  • Waimak River Adventures Riding School takes no responsibility for any injuries that may be caused during the course of the show.
  • Qualified First Aiders will be on-site if required.


Mini Show Schedule


Restricted Class

For those that lease WRRC ponies/Horses only

9.00am     00 In Hand or Ridden Handy Pony

     This is a class where the riders can show off their reassuring & convincing skills in the obstacle course.     

9.30am     01 In Hand Handy Pony

This a class where the leaders can show off their reassuring & convincing skills in the obstacle course.     

RING 1  ( for Children aged 5 to 11years only)

Ridden  Classes: 

10.30am   02 Best Presented

03 Best Walk – long rein and without contact

04 Best Trot – Sitting and Rising as the Judge requests

05 Best Mannered

06 Best Rider


RING 2 ( for Children 12 to 16 years )  


10.00am  07 In Hand Handy Pony

This a class where the leaders can show off their reassuring & convincing skills in the obstacle course.


Ridden Classes:  Start at 10.30 sharp

08 Best Presented

09 Best Walk – long rein and without contact

10 Best Trot – Sitting and Rising as the Judge requests

11 Best Mannered

12 Best Rider



Show Jumping

12.30pm   13. RTR poles on the ground (Child may be led)

1.00pm     14. RTR 40cm

1.30pm     15. RTR 80cm


Prize giving for the Show Jumping will; be at the conclusion of all Jumping Classes


Fancy Dress Start

2.30pm     16. Fancy Dress

This class is a “dress up” class with any theme the child chooses so both rider and mount are dressed appropriate to the theme! Riders can work in pairs or as individuals depending on ponies available and do not have to be mounted.  So much fun!


Please click the Enrolment Form button to enrol

  • Enrolment fees are $3.50 per class for WRRC riding school pupils and
  • $5.00 per class for non-pupils.
  • Show Jumping Classes are $10.00 for each jumping round
  • Ground fee is $8.00 per enrolment

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0800 TREKS R US (0800 8735 7787)


219 Coutts Island Rd Belfast, Christchurch 7670
Canterbury, New Zealand
PH: 0800 TREKS R US (0800 8735 7787)

Operating Hours

6.5 days a week every day of the year except Christmas Day

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