St Ives Annual Horse Show 2016
The Annual Horse Show was held at St Ives Showground on Sunday, May 22, 2016 – watch for further information about other horse events on this website.
The 2016 St Ives Show was a fun, family day out!
St Ives Showground, Mona Vale Road, St Ives (between north St Ives and Terrey Hills) the best Perth pool cleaning company
St Ives Show – event details
Open: 9am – 9pm, Saturday &
9am – 4pm, Sunday
Entry Cost: children over 5 / seniors / adults
Only $5.00 each
The 2016 St Ives Show, presented by the Northern Suburbs Agricultural and Horticultural Society Inc, showcased the best in arts, crafts, horses, apiculture, cooking and baking, photography and more.
Visitors enjoyed a fun, carnival atmosphere at 2016 St Ives Show
As always, the third weekend in May was a great outing for the whole family.
The beautiful bush parklands and historic pavilions of St Ives Showground had displays and attractions as diverse as the Annual Horse Show with hundreds of competitors, a 7D cinema in a truck boasting special effects including snow and wind, the ‘Kulcher’ car event presented by Track Day Club, kelpies herding sheep and reptile handling demonstrations.
The CWA was on hand to feed visitors along with lots of other food and beverage stalls – and there were markets as well.
Visitors to the 2016 St Ives Show enjoyed:
- the annual all breeds horse show on Sunday;
- Clydesdales heavy horse display;
- Mt Druitt Indigenous Children’s Choir singing in both the Dharug and English languages;
- Blue Mountains reptile awareness show;
- Pittwater High School agricultural display of animals and produce;
- the Australian Light Horse’s A-Troop Richmond, Windsor static display commemorating our World War 1 heroes;
- Rabbit Show Saturday; hopping and other fun competitions on Sunday;
- ‘Kulcher’ epic car and picnic event on Saturday, presented by Track Day Club;
- Animals All animal nursery – lots of cuddly creatures great and small;
- Kelpies from the Hawkesbury Working Kelpie Stud herding sheep;
- combined NSW Scottish Societies’ mini pipe band championships;
- Metropolitan Axemen’s Association handicap and championship woodchopping events on Sunday;
- displays of old farm equipment by the Sydney Antique Machinery Club;
- the Interactive 7D Mobile Cinema-in-a-truck virtual reality experience really tested the vocal chords;
- musical entertainment by local school bands;
- displays by local dance studios;
- Australian Amusements’ carnival rides, pony rides … and more.
Our St Ives Showgirl, Natalie Hoskins, assisted with stewarding at the Annual Horse Show on Sunday and also helped to manage visitors, exhibitors and competition participants.
A great family day out
There was a great selection of food available all day ranging from the offerings of the Country Women’s Association Kiosk to dishes from around the world including Turkish gozleme, pizzas, European sausages, doner kebabs, hamburgers, pizzas, pies, cakes, ice creams and more. A dedicated food area with tables and chairs was set up in the centre of the food stalls.
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The 2016 Program of Events will show you the range of attractions which appeared at the show. Most of these will be booked for the 2017 show – keep checking this website for information.
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The 2016 Schedules and Entry Forms are posted to this site for your information. New forms will be posted for the 2017 show closer to the May show date.
Cooking & Baking
Note: the Craft Schedule was only available from the Chief Steward
ST IVES SHOW
St Ives Showground Mona Vale Road, St Ives
(between North St Ives and Terrey Hills)
Thanks go to Seven News anchor, Mark Ferguson, for opening the 2016 St Ives Show.
The Northern Suburbs Agricultural and Horticultural Society Inc is extremely grateful to Mark for making time in his busy schedule to come to St Ives Showground on Saturday, May 21 to open this year’s event.
Mark’s strong country links made him a fitting choice to open a show that has been bringing a little bit of country to the city since 1921.
Mark began his career in his hometown of Tamworth in north-west New South Wales as a cadet journalist at the local TV station, NEN-9, where his rounds covered everything from cattle prices to country music.
A career as an exceptional journalist, foreign correspondent and newsreader eventually lead him to Channel 7, Sydney in 2009 where he took over the main newsreading role in January 2014.
He has never lost his love of the country and, besides their Sydney townhouse, he and his wife, Jayne, are the proud owners of an historic working farm in the Southern Tablelands, 35km from Crookwell and Goulburn. It is the country retreat for the couple and their sons, Jack, Ted and Paddy.