• Fran Cleland

Did you know Adelaide Royal has extended its qualifying period?

IN support of the exhibitors wishing to compete at Adelaide Royal Show this year, consideration will be given to all performances made during the extended performance period of May 1, 2019, to May 16, 2022.


The RA&HS encourages all willing exhibitors (especially first-time novices) to enter for 2022. The Horse Committee will work to take all information into account in the fairest way that can when offering acceptance of entry.


Entries close on May 27.


To celebrate the champions, this year’s event will introduce a “best in show” award.


This award will be selected from the Champion Pony Hack, Champion Pony Hunter, Champion Galloway Hack, Champion Galloway Hunter, Champion Hack and Champion Hunter and sees the winner taking home a $1000 prize.


The new site layout will be showcased in 2022, which will be the first use of the newly fabricated stables and lockers and stable/locker bookings will again be done through Nominate, an on-line equestrian platform.


In showjumping news, Adelaide Royal 2022 will have an international course designer.


Louis Konickx, of The Netherlands, has an extensive CV as Foreign Technical Delegate Jumping at Olympic Games Tokyo 2021, Nation Cup Finals Barcelona, WC-finals Paris 2018 and Goteborg 2016, EUCH Aken 2015 and Madrid 2013.


The Royal Adelaide Show runs from September 3 to 11.


Horse section judges Ms Leanda Phelps, NSW: ridden ponies.

Ms Liz Daly, NSW: rider classes and child’s show hunters.

Mr Michael Gates, NSW: Smartest on Parade, leading rein and show hunters.

Ms Peta Plozza, Victoria, Rider classes, Premier Awards and Working hunters.

Ms Brook West, NSW: Harness.

Mr Tom O’Conner, Victoria, Heavy Harness and driver classes.

Mrs Lisa Cleary, NSW: show hunters and children’s mounts.

Mrs Jan Lyons, NSW: Hacks and Off-the-track.

Mr Shane Diamond, Victoria, Shetland Ponies.

Mr John O’Sullivan, Victoria, Clydesdales.

Mr Malcolm McKee, New Zealand: showjumping.

Mr Louis Konickx, Netherlands: Showjumping course designer.