Welcome to the 75th Annual Upper Clutha A&P Show. As we reflect on the past 75 years, many changes have been brought about but our core purpose of show casing our rural background is still as strong as it was at the inception of this event.
The show ring and pavilions provided an avenue for our agricultural and pastoral members to pit their stock and produce against one another for judging.
Over the years sections have come and gone according to the trends of the era, working horses gave way to pleasure hacks, sheep and cattle breeds have evolved but pikelets and scones are still a staple table fare of the country home and they are one of the many homemade products that are will be on display in the Pavilion.
We also remember those that have served on the committee and all those who have volunteered their time year after year.
We are indebted to the support that is so freely given. Many of our current life members and committee members have family links through the years, such is the connection that makes this show so very special.
To our competitors, without you there would be no show, thank you bringing your stock to present for judging. We are after all celebrating quality livestock and home industry wares.
CRT, our Strategic Partner have been with us now for five years and it is an alliance that reflects our common rural heritage.
To all our sponsors and donators, our sincere thanks for your continued support.
Please show your support to those that support the show.
New for this year is a Gypsy Cob section.
Recently affiliated with the RAS these horses will be an exciting addition to Saturday afternoon’s classes.
We have a full two days of entertainment planned so please join us in some fun helping us celebrate 75 years by dressing in the fashion of the era.
Encourage friends and family who have never been to the show to come and enjoy the atmosphere.
We have 423 Trade exhibitors this year, compared with 385 last year, along with the two stages and the various forms of entertainment, music and a Kiwiana show scheduled throughout the two days, there is indeed something for everyone.
We also are proud to announce that Steve Hanson, incumbent All Black coach, will be our guest show opener on Saturday and on Friday John Key will be enjoying the sights.
Fe Howie PRESIDENT Wanaka warmly welcomes everyone, resident, visitor and honoured guests alike, to enjoy its annual Agricultural and Pastoral Show as it celebrates the milestone of reaching its 75th year.
I congratulate and thank the Upper Clutha A&P Society for the success of the show over the past decades. I am confident it will provide something for everyone to enjoy.
Its long history, stunning location and undoubted success enshrines this show as one of New Zealand’s most iconic rural events. As always, our rural heritage and current farming practises will be showcased, enhanced by the many pavilions, trade stalls and competitive show ring events.
Please join with us in celebrating 75 years of agricultural and pastoral excellence. Enjoy the show and enjoy Wanaka.
Lyal Cocks, Deputy Mayor QLDC Chairperson Wanaka Community Board