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Hawke's Bay A&P Show

Shearing & Woolhanding Competition

Ages: All

When: Shearing classes begin at 8:00am, Wool Handling classes begin at 8:30am

Where: The Woolshed

Fees: between $5.00 - $40.00 dependant on class (excl GST)

Trophies: St. J. Yorke Cup, John Price Memorial Cup, H.B. Wool Brokers Challenge Cup & Cottrell Contractors Cup

Prizes: Cash prizes and the above trophies will be awarded.

All Shearing and Wool Handling entries received by 27th September will have FREE admission tickets emailed to them. You can register online from 1st August. Online entries close on 27th September and physical or on the day entries will be taken, however admission tickets will need to be purchased at the gate. There will be no reimbursement of these fees.

The Shearing & Wool Handling Competition is an exciting event for all. While enthusiastic farmers, both young and old put their skill, speed and accuracy to the test, our judges will be watching with a keen eye to see who tops the lot in quality and expertise in this skillful art of shearing. Come along to the workshop where our pro shearers will be sharing some helpful tips and tricks with you before it all kicks off. This competition is open to all ages, and we especially encourage Secondary School Students to get amongst it and give it a go. 



  • Novice
  • Junior
  • Intermediate
  • Senior
  • Open

Wool Handling

  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Open

Submit Your Entry Online Here          Download Manual Entry Form