National Clydesdale & Heavy Horse Festival
20th-21st January 2018
Over the past 10 years the Festival has grown to be one of the largest displays of heavy horses on show in the southern hemisphere.
An extensive program provides opportunities of all age groups and skill levels to participate in a relaxed and cohesive environment. Full commentary, demonstrations, trade and market stalls are a major part of the festival enabling the free flow of information between participants and the general public.
Our Festival is much more than just a ‘horse show’ enabling the general public to be entertained and interact with show ring activities and educational displays in our trade village.
We have over 100 classes plus an additional 32 Championships, 13 Supremes & 2 Grand Champions on offer in areas of led Stud Stock, Heavy Trade Harness, Working Draft, Long Reining/Obstacle Course, Ridden Heavy Horse/Rider classes & Heavy Horse Dressage. Breeds such as Clydesdale, Shire, Percheron, Gypsy Cob, Drum Horse, Friesian, Highland, Fjord, Haflinger & registered partbreds are on show.
Our popular Dinner Auction will also be on the Saturday night $10 pp - we have lots of items to be auctioned off.
The National Equestrian Centre is part of to the Werribee Park Precinct with the Werribee Zoo, Werribee Park Mansion & the State Rose Garden right next door.
Phone: 0408 534 881
- Tom Tennant (Scotland) - Clydesdales, Shires, Junior Handler, Delivery Horse, Driver classes
- Sue-Ellen Kiesling (WA) - Led partbred, Drum Horse, Gypsy Cob, Fjord, Haflinger, Highland, Friesian, Percheron, Ridden Heavy Horse, Fancy Dress, Rider classes.
- Michael Thill (SA) - Tradesman & Delivery Turnout, Show Cart Turnout
- Joe Lawrence - Working Horse
- Helen Davies - Heavy Horse Dressage
SHOW N shine ~ Entries OPEN ~ No entry fee ~ RANDOM PRIZES for best display
Due to popular demand by the General Public we will have a static display of working draught and heavy horse drawn trade vehicles.. For those people that have no horse and want to show off your implement or cart this is the place to bring your pride and joy. Brings atmosphere to our Festival and a great way to allow the public to see a fantastic display of horse drawn vehicles in one spot. INTERESTED IN DISPLAYING YOUR CART ? Please contact the Secretary.
Entries open: 26/10/2017
All Entries close: 10/01/2018
2 Lawn Court
Connewarre Vic 3220
Phone: 0438 599 590