Show Schedules Available

The following schedules are on the website:
Berrigan Show Society Show & Horse Schedule
Donald Show Schedule
Finley Show Society Inc.Schedule
Kerang Show Show & Horse Schedule
Kyabram Show Horse Schedule
Mansfield Agricultural and Pastoral Society Horse Schedule
Shepparton Show Schedule
Wentworth Show Schedule

If your show schedule is completed make sure you send it through to info@vicagshows.com.au and we can promote for you.

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TBV celebrates Horses’ Birthday with Burning Front

VAS Ltd appreciates the relationship formed with TBV and Racing Victoria for the Off the Track Program. Check out what TBV are up to and celebrating the Horses' Birthday.

Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria celebrates Horses’ Birthday with Burning Front

Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV) are celebrating the Horses’ Birthday in Victoria with retired Victorian racehorse and VOBIS cult-hero, Burning Front.

With 19 wins and 21 placings under his belt from 60 starts, the chestnut gelding earnt more than $1.4 million in prizemoney. Of those winnings, $151,400 consisted of bonuses earned from the Victorian Owner and Breeder Incentive Scheme (VOBIS) program. Burning Front remains as the most successful VOBIS horse on record.

“We just could not be prouder of everything that Burning Front has achieved,” said breeder and owner Justin Lovatt, as he reflected on the racehorse’s career.

“He completely changed our lives. He had such a big will to win and not many can say they owned a horse that beat Humidor. He was my little horse with a big heart.”

Since retiring in 2018, Burning Front now calls Springmount Farm in Romsey home, a place he spelled prior to the commencement of what would become his final racing campaign.

“Springmount’s Michael and Anna Flannery are very good friends,” said Justin. “Anna always said he had a home with them when his racing career was over.”

Having settled in well to farm life, “Burnie” has this season commenced his secondary career as a weanling nanny. In a role he has taken to with ease, the sensible and relaxed gelding is currently looking after three cheeky colts, all bred locally and by Victorian stallions.

As his three young paddock mates officially become yearlings today, Burnie is celebrating his 9th birthday and will enjoy some extra treats from the farm.

To coincide with the birthday celebrations, TBV are pleased to launch their new “Where Are They Now” series – a monthly look at Victorian bred retired racehorses enjoying their careers off the racetrack.

“TBV have an ongoing commitment to equine welfare across all stages of a racehorse’s lifetime,” said TBV Executive Officer Charmein Bukovec. “We hope that our new Where Are They Now series will assist in telling the stories of our retired horses to further promote and highlight the work we do with our horses once their initial careers on the racetrack come to an end.”

“Our breeders have a vested interest in the lives of their horses and follow what they do throughout their racing career and beyond. I know that our community will also enjoy the stories of other horses they have come to know and love from their time on the track. It is great to be out here celebrating not only Burnie’s birthday but all horses on their birthdays.”

Part of this commitment also includes the Off The Track (OTT) VAS Shows, which are jointly supported by TBV and Racing Victoria. “We are partnering for our second season with Racing Victoria (RV) and the Victorian Agricultural Society (VAS) of sponsoring their local OTT class at various shows across Victoria. It is great to see Victorian breeders get behind the OTT program and the commitment to our horses.”

If you have a retired Victorian-bred horse at home or if you would like to sponsor an OTT class at your local show, please get in touch with TBV on tbv@racingvictoria.net.au.

2019 Merino Fleece Judging State Final Results

The State Final for the Merino Fleece Judging was held at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show on the 21st July 2019. The competition had 12 participants and VAS Ltd would like to congratulate the below placegetters.

1st Place: Erin Douglas

2nd Place: Tess Runting

3rd Place: Colleeen Tropeano

Erin will represent Victoria in New Zealand at the 2020 ASA National Finals.

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2019 Merino Sheep Judging State Final Results

The State Final for the Merino Sheep Judging was held at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show on the 21st July 2019. The competition had around 20 participants and VAS Ltd would like to congratulate the below placegetters.

1st Place - Ben Harwich
2nd Place - Shaun Kopp
3rd Place - Lachlan Barrett

Ben will represent Victoria in New Zealand at the 2020 ASA National Finals.

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RASV Virtual Museum

Explore a heritage rich with pride

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Virtual Museum, an online platform sharing the stories of the organisation’s 170 year history.

As an organisation, RASV commenced with a ploughing match in 1848 and continues to conduct Victoria’s largest annual community event, the Royal Melbourne Show, over 11 days in September/October.

The Virtual Museum is a lively changing forum that will peak curiosity, enable discovery and share stories. The collection includes the RASV’s archival records and artefacts from the 1870’s to current day, with the collection spanning across the Royal Melbourne Show, the RASV and items from Victoria’s rural heritage.

The Virtual Museum is another positive step forward in sharing the RASV’s rich history following the accreditation of the RASV Heritage Collection through the Museum Accreditation Program in 2018.

Displayed on the virtual museum site are Royal Melbourne Show exhibitions, films, snapshots, trophies and most importantly, a collection of 54 oral history interviews with some of the people that have shaped the RASV and the Royal Melbourne Show.

Visitors to the website are encouraged to interact through the discussion forum to provide further information that can assist in documenting each individual piece.

RASV CEO, Paul Guerra was enthusiastic about sharing stories of the RASV’s past and is looking forward to the new stories that will be told.

“The virtual museum allows us to share items of our rich heritage with our members, exhibitors and the wider public.

“The physical space required for the display of the collection is limited but the virtual museum allows us to share the stories of the past like never before.”

“By uploading images of the physical collection to the virtual museum, it provides the opportunity to show items that nobody has been able to access before, assisting with sharing RASV’s history with the wider community.”

The Virtual Museum can be accessed via the RASV website at www.rasv.com.au/virtual-museum

The 2019 Royal Melbourne Show will be held from Saturday 21 September to Tuesday 1 October at Melbourne Showgrounds.

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