Trade Sites Available for Saddle Horse Championship

With the Saddle Horse Championships only a few weeks away it's time to get your applications in for a trade site.  It is expected that approximately 350 horses and 1000 people will visit the Prince of Wales Showgrounds for this extravaganza on the horse calendar.

If you have something to offer the Show Horse crowd you could grab yourself a trade site at the VAS Ltd Saddle Horse Championships.  The cost is $220 (Incl GST) per site.  Food vendors must comply with the Greater City of Bendigo's rules and regulations and supply VAS Ltd with appropriate documentation.

Commercial traders must supply a certificate of currency prior to entering the site. 

Please click on this link to access the application form and email it into



Junior Beef & Dairy Parader Competition Regulations

With the Spring Show season well under way make sure you know the'new' regulations as of 2nd July 2016 if you are thinking of Parading Beef or Dairy Cattle.  These are -

  • Age of Parader must be 8 years & over as of the day of the show.
  • Parader must be attired in suitable clothing including solid shoes or boots.
  • Handler to lead a heifer only under 2 years (as of the day of the Show).
  • Handlers Animal must be eligible for breed registration with their respective breed Society or entered in an ordinary class with details of exhibit on the respective Show/event entry form for insurance purposes.
  • The judge may ask the Parader to swap animals if required.
  • Adult or Steward assistance is acceptable for Parader under 12 years. (Preferred that parents or siblings are not the assistance)
  • Competitions can be split into several age groups depending on the number of entries and level of experience.
  • Parader Competitions are conducted under the FCAS & VAS Ltd regulations and National final competitors must be over 15 years of age at the time of the State final and reside within Victoria.

2017 Saddlehorse Championships Fast Approaching

With the 2017 Saddlehorse Championships coming up in 2 months you will all be busy getting your qualifications.  It's been a shame a few shows were affected by the weather and have had to cancel or reschedule their Horse events, however there are still plenty of Shows out there holding their annual Horse events so give them a go. 

All updates are posted here on our website, the show calendar is up to date so pick out some different venues and head along for a day of fun with your horse.

Rolling Paradise and Briony Payne, 2016 VASA Saddlehorse "Off the track" Champion.

Rolling Paradise and Briony Payne, 2016 VASA Saddlehorse "Off the track" Champion.

2017 Saddlehorse Schedule

Entry Form 2017

Entries close Monday December 5th