1-12 April 2021

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Baby Puppy Competition

Where: ADVANCE™ Dog Pavilion and Dog Judging Lawn
When: 1-10 April, afternoons
Totally irresistible! Aged between 3 - 6 months old these little guys romp and roam their way around the ring, capturing hearts everywhere they pass.

Totally irresistible! Aged between 3 - 6 months old these little guys romp and roam their way around the ring, capturing hearts everywhere they pass. Every afternoon, you will be treated to an absolutely adorable display as Best Baby Puppy of the day is awarded their trophy.

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Merino

Where: Sheep Pavilion
When: 9.00am-6.00pm 2-5 April
Merino and Poll Merino (no horns) are judged separately in this premier competition, with the Grand Champion Rams and Grand Champion Ewes brought together to determine the Supreme Exhibit on 4 April.

Merino and Poll Merino (no horns) are judged separately in this premier competition, with the Grand Champion Rams and Grand Champion Ewes brought together to determine the Supreme Exhibit on 4 April. Judges look at visual characteristics, fleece type and weight, even scanning each entry with an ultrasound to determine fat depth and muscle. Prior to the competition exhibitors can send in a sample of fleece for Mid Side Sampling, helping to decide which animal is producing the best quality fleeces and therefore should be entered.

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Agility & Obedience

Where: ADVANCE™ Dog Judging Lawn
When: 1 and 12 April
Stamina, speed and strength for jumping and weaving... or focus, coming when called and knowing when to sit and stay or drop and roll.

Stamina, speed and strength for jumping and weaving... or focus, coming when called and knowing when to sit and stay or drop and roll. Could be classes for children, but it is fur babies we are talking about. Sydney Royal Agility and Obedience Competitions recognise excellence and reward training for dog lovers of all ages.

Obedience judging: 1 April, Dog Judging lawns
Agility judging: 12 April, Dog Judging lawns

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Polo

Where: GIANTS Stadium
The prestigious sport of Polo is played by teams of three each year at the Show, the shortened form makes for a quicker (and at times) more exciting match.

The prestigious sport of Polo is played by teams of three each year at the Show, the shortened form makes for a quicker (and at times) more exciting match.  Polo was first played at the Show in 1939 and has been a crowd favourite ever since. There may not be the traditional stomping on the divots, but the chukkas promise to be thrilling.

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Pony Club Events

Where: GIANTS Stadium & Schmidt Arena
When: 12 April 8.55am-5.00pm
Sydney Royal is pleased to welcome Pony Club NSW members to the Show, with members under the age of 17 competing in Individual Riding Classes, Pair of Riders, Teams Showjumping, Teams Sporting and Teams of Four Riders.

Sydney Royal is pleased to welcome Pony Club NSW members to the Show, with members under the age of 17 competing in Individual Riding Classes, Pair of Riders, Teams Showjumping, Teams Sporting and Teams of Four Riders. Classes are judged on riding ability, manners and paces of the horse, turnout, teamwork and accuracy. Pony Club represents the absolute grassroots level of horse riding, with approximately 13,000 members across NSW and works to encourage horsemanship and sportsmanship.

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Showjumping

Where: GIANTS Stadium
When: 1-11 April, various times
Held over 11 days of the Show, Showjumping is an Olympic discipline recognised by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI), and Sydney Royal has long been acknowledged as a breeding ground for international competitors.

Held over 11 days of the Show, Showjumping is an Olympic discipline recognised by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI), and Sydney Royal has long been acknowledged as a breeding ground for international competitors. The judges are looking at both horse and rider, assessing skill, accuracy and training. Professional riders compete in the Open Competitions whilst Junior, Amateur and Pony Club sections remain separate.

In each class horse & rider must jump a course of 10-13 jumps, including some oxers – a jump with two rails that may be set even or uneven.  The Grand Prix event sees the best horse and rider combinations required to jump up to 1.60 metres!

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Youth Polocrosse

Where: Schmidt Arena
When: Sunday 4 April 10.00am & 2.00pm, Monday 5 April 10.00am & 2.00pm
Originating in NSW in 1939, Polocrosse is an action-packed team sport enjoyed by all age groups. This year Junior Polocrosse teams will compete in four exhibition matches, combining the skills of polo with the speed of lacrosse.

Originating in NSW in 1939, Polocrosse is an action-packed team sport enjoyed by all age groups. This year Junior Polocrosse teams will compete in four exhibition matches, combining the skills of polo with the speed of lacrosse. Using long-handled racquets, the aim is to scoop up the ball and get it into the goal. With only three players on the field for each team, the pace is fast, furious and incredibly competitive.

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Fleece

Where: Sheep & Wool Pavilion
Looking for the most desirable characteristics of wool? Come and discover what our Judges determine as the best.

Looking for the most desirable characteristics of wool? Come and discover what our Judges determine as the best. Weight, uniformity of length and colour are just some of the aspects they look at.

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Alpaca Competition

Where: Alpaca Pavilion
When: 9.00am-6.00pm 8-12 April (judging 8-12 April)
Bred for their fibre, Alpacas were introduced to Australia at various times throughout the late 1800s but didn't become permanent residents until 1989 and have held a place amongst the competitions at the Sydney Royal Easter Show from 1992.

Bred for their fibre, Alpacas were introduced to Australia at various times throughout the late 1800s but didn't become permanent residents until 1989 and have held a place amongst the competitions at the Sydney Royal Easter Show from 1992.

Assessing breed standards, fibre quality and quantity of fleece produced, judges in the Alpaca & Fleece Competition look at bone structure, balance and proportion and even growth for age. Fleece is judged on density, lustre, character and of course uniformity.

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Cat Competition

Where: Pet Pavilion, Riverina Avenue
When: Open Champion Competition - 9.00am-5.00pm on 2-4 April, with judging taking place between 9.00am-1.00pm and Breed Displays from 9.00am-5.00pm on 9-10 April (Display)
The ADVANCE™ Sydney Royal Cat Show is one of the most prestigious feline competitions in Australia, attracting more than 40 breeds, all vying for the ultimate title, Best In Show.

The ADVANCE™ Sydney Royal Cat Show is one of the most prestigious feline competitions in Australia, attracting more than 40 breeds, all vying for the ultimate title, Best In Show.

Judges take into account the cat's breed standard, coat, construction and temperament when judging. The purr-fectly preened pets can be seen across 5 days at the Show, with the Open Champion Competition taking place from 2-4 April and Breed Display days on 9 & 10 April. The top cat, Best in Show, will be named on 4 April from 3.00pm.

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Poultry Competition

Where: Poultry Pavilion
When: 9.00am-8.30pm Daily
The Sydney Royal Poultry Competition welcomes over 2,500 entries, including chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese and even guinea fowl.

The Sydney Royal Poultry Competition welcomes over 2,500 entries, including chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese and even guinea fowl. Judging takes place on 1 April with Show visitors then able to see what they think of the judge's decisions with all poultry on display for the remainder of the Show. The top performing poultry take pride of place on Champion Row, with the Grand Champion Bird of Show presented for all to see.

The 2021 feature breed is the Indian Runner, a duck that stands up like a penguin, runs rather than waddles and is one of the most popular duck breeds in Australia.

Important dates:

Sydney Royal Poultry Show Judging: 1 April 9.00am-3.00pm
Youth Poultry Showmanship: 1 April 1.30pm-3.30pm

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10 Shake Farmyard Nursery

Where: 10 Shake Farmyard Nursery (entry via Woolworths Food Farm)
When: Daily 9.30am-6.30pm (Weekends and Public Holidays 9.00am-7.00pm)
Stroll along the 10 Shake Animal Walk and you will find the 10 Shake Farmyard Nursery - an open-plan indoor paddock with over 500 free-range animals you can pat.

Stroll along the 10 Shake Animal Walk and you will find 10 Shake Farmyard Nursery - an open-plan indoor paddock with over 500 free-range animals you can pat. Here you'll see playful ducklings on their waterslide, piglets, geese, donkeys and much more or maybe have a go at feeding the friendly chickens, sheep and goats that come to visit you. To remember this special experience, purchase a professional photo of yourself or one of the family with an adorable baby lamb.

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