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RASV Horses in Action 2012 - Royal Melbourne Show Nominate online and save

Posted in Show Horse - Show Pony @ Jun 6th 2012 3:53pm - By The RASV

RASV Horses in Action 2012 - Royal Melbourne Show - don't miss your chance to participate 

Don't miss your chance to participate in the prestigious Horses in Action competition at the 2012 Royal Melbourne Show. Nominations for the Australian Stock Horses, Heavy Horses, Light Harness, Saddle Section and Riding Competitions close on Friday 15 June 2012.

Schedules and provisional class timetable can be downloaded at

Follow that link to Nominate online and save $25 per exhibitor, or download nomination forms and submit by fax, post or in person.

Become an RASV member and save up to 45% on Horses in Action entry fees. Visit the RASV website for more information.

Shetlands race to win an Apple iPad

The winner of the Shetland Steeplechase Final this year will win an Apple iPad thanks to the generous support of Mikani Park.

The top three placegetters from two heats will qualify to compete in the Shetland Steeplechase Final for the chance to take home this great prize. The times are:
•Heat 1 – 6.45pm, Wednesday 26 September
•Heat 2 – 6.45pm, Thursday 27 September
•Final – 6.45pm, Saturday 29 September
Entry in the Shetland Steeplechase is free and is open to riders 14 years and under. To nominate, follow the link above.

Stabling and parking will be made available during the heats and final at no charge.

Judging Appointments

The RASV is pleased to announce the following judges to the 2012 Horses in Action judging panel:

Section Classes


Section 1

Australian Stock Horses

 Mr Bruce Withers (NSW)

Section 2

Led Clydesdales

 Mr Ian Stewart – Koster (QLD)

Harness Clydesdales

Ms Ann Gilbert (NSW)

Ridden Heavy Horse

Mr Rick Jones (NSW)

Tradesman and Delivery

Mr Rick Jones (NSW)

Section 3

Light Harness

Mr Brenton Cook (SA)

Section 4

Saddle Horses

Mr Roy Davis (NSW)

Saddle Galloways

Mrs Sylvia McLachlan (VIC)

Saddle Ponies

Ms Joanne Uppington (QLD)

Show Hunter Hacks & Galloways

Mrs Denise McPherson (NZ)

Show Hunter Ponies

Mr Kevin Wild (NSW)

Garryowen Equestrienne Turnout

Mr Roy Davis (NSW) - Riding
Mrs Jennifer Foster (NSW) - Mount
Mrs Denise McPherson (NZ) – General Appearance
Mr Phil Porter (VIC) - Saddlery
Mrs Kim Durante (QLD) - Costume

Section 5
Senior Riding
Mrs Jennifer Foster (NSW)

Junior & Intermediate Riding

Mr Craig Rawson (VIC)

For a full list of judges, please visit RASV website horses section (link above)

2012 Garryowen Hall of Fame – Nominations Open

Nominations are now being taken for inductees into the 2012 Garryowen Hall of Fame. This is your opportunity to recognise and reward a rider, horse or person who has made an outstanding contribution to the success of the Garryowen Equestrienne Turnout.

To nominate an inductee for possible selection into the Garryowen Hall of Fame please download and complete the Garryowen Hall of Fame nomination form and submit to: Equestrian Events Coordinator, RASV, Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale, VIC 3032; or fax 03 9281 7569.

Click here for the nomination form and selection criteria. Nominations close Friday 27 July 2012.

The RASV looks forward to welcoming you to the 2012 Royal Melbourne Show.

What's new in 2012?

Additional Novice Saddle Pony classes

Providence Cup for Show Hunter Galloways and Hacks

Lady's Delivery Horse class for lady drivers 18 years and over

Shetland Steeplechase Series - win an Apple iPad

Designated lunging area

Key Dates for Nominations

 Australian Stock Horses, Heavy Horses, Light Harness, Saddle Section and Riding Competitions
15 June 2012

6 July 2012

 Exhibition Eventing
6 July 2012

13 August 2012

For further information 

call (03) 9281 7437




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