Entries open Thursday 23 April 2020 and close Tuesday 2 June 2020, except for Showjumping entries which close Friday 22 June 2020, and Hunting entries which close Tuesday 11 August 2020.
Exhibitors with horses that need to be measured during the 2020 Show can refer to measuring open times in the exhibitor information handbook which will be distributed at a later date. The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is accepting Show Horse Council National Height certificates at the 2020 Royal Melbourne Show.
All nominations will be sorted by section. After the close of nominations the performances will be verified and used to rank every exhibit. The required number of Exhibits in each section will be selected from the top ranked entries. Exhibitors who have been accepted will receive notification of acceptance in August. Exhibitors who are ranked outside of the required number in each section will be advised that their entry has not been accepted. Nomination fees for non-accepted exhibits will not be refunded.
Acceptances will be released on Wednesday 22 July 2020.
Yes. All Open Saddle Classes, Show Hunters and Rider Classes must meet the minimum performance requirements. To compete in the Harness Section, exhibits must have exhibited successfully at an affiliated Agricultural Show, Harness Show or State Royal Show. Showjumping exhibitors must submit details of performances and points accrued from the 12 months prior to entries closing. For the Hunting classes the Hunt Club Master is to nominate qualified horses.
All nominations are submitted through the online entry system. Entries will incur a $20 Administration Fee (per exhibitor) for incorrect information or any alterations to entries. For assistance with the online entry system, please call the Equestrian Events Office on (03) 9281 7464
All exhibits entered in the Saddle Section must be registered with a recognised breed society, Show Horse Council of Australasia, Equestrian Australia or registered on the National Saddle Horse Register. All showjumping Exhibits must be registered with Equestrian Australia and have a current showjumping performance card. Showjumping riders must be financial members of Equestrian Australia. Breed Classes must be registered with their breed society.
All Exhibits must be Microchipped.
We allocate stables according to availability and unfortunately cannot accommodate any specific requests.
We try to keep horses entered together next to each other.
Demand for lockers can exceed the number of lockers available. Exhibitors can request the number of lockers they wish to have but are not guaranteed they will get the requested amount. The option to have an extra locker may arise at a later date once all lockers have been allocated.
No. Exhibitors can purchase a horse transport vehicle parking space, which is to be filled out on the nomination form. Due to limited space, vehicles that are not towing a horse float will not be permitted into the float parking area.
All exhibitors are to adhere to the arrivals and departures times listed in the Schedule. Exhibitors will not be able to enter or leave the parking or horse vicinity outside the stipulated times. Exhibitors are to vacate their locker and stable prior to their departure time.
Full Show passes will be issued to accepted exhibitors as follows: 1- 2 horses = two passes, 3 - 5 horses = three passes, 6 or more horses = four passes.
There will be no refund of nomination or acceptance fees after the close of entries. Withdrawals received prior to 5pm Friday 28 August may be eligible for a refund of stable, locker and parking fees paid. No refunds will be issued after this date. Refunds will be issued at the discretion of the RASV upon written notification accompanied by either a veterinary or medical certificate received prior to 5pm Friday 28 August.