"Every Year Since 1842
Friday 8th November - Equestrian Classes
SATURDAY 9th NOVEMBER, 2019
Welcome to our Show - the oldest A & P Show in New Zealand.
The Bay of Islands Pastoral and Industrial Association enjoys great support from its sponsors and again we have GJ Gardner Homes as our premium sponsor. Please see the list of sponsors in this schedule. If you have the chance and you are visiting any of our sponsors - let them know in part you are there because of their support.
Our committee has again taken the prudent step of not having bovine exhibits at the show. In part because some of our historical entrants will not risk their animals - understandably. The other element is the compliance cost attached to setting up facilities that would enable completion to occur. We gave this decision much consideration before deciding.
Fortunately, Bay of Islands Young Farmers have stepped up. They will have a district competition that is a precursor to the FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition. This will be very interesting to see these young people compete in a competition in an industry that has become very technical, but
During the lunch break there will be a Sheep Dog Trial demonstration. Come and see what happens when people and animals work together.
If you are competing, please give us some feedback on the set up for your competition. We want to know that the format works or not. Or maybe some tweaks are required. Considered, informative feedback is welcome.
We hope our exhibitors and competitors get the success they deserve. The courtesy and respect shown to judges and stewards is appreciated. Yes, it is about competing - but have fun as well.
Thanks for patronising our show, and hopefully, the weather plays the game.
The Bay of Islands P & I Association