3-14 April 2020

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Hacks, Harness and Riding

Where: GIANTS Stadium
When: 3-14 April
Take a seat in GIANTS Stadium any day of the Show and enjoy the beauty and spectacle of horses in competition, from miniature ponies up to the impressive Clydesdales and Shire horses.

Take a seat in GIANTS Stadium any day of the Show and enjoy the beauty and spectacle of horses in competition, from miniature ponies up to the impressive Clydesdales and Shire horses. Led, under saddle and in harness, the magnificent equines are judged on presentation, movement and manners whilst the riders are assessed on position, presentation and effectiveness of aids.

Highlights of the Sydney Royal Horse Show include the Col A V Pope Best Gelding Hack over 15hh and the F L Crane Best Mare or Filly Hack over 15hh, along with the Champion Multiple Turnout featuring Heavy Horses and heritage horse drawn vehicles. The Evening Harness Parade at 6.00pm on 6 April is a must-see, as is the RM Williams Pointscore and Working Stock Horses competition.

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Clubs & Associations

Where: ADVANCE™ Dog Judging Lawn
Each year Specialty Dog Clubs and Associations are welcomed to the Sydney Royal Easter Show for judging and competitions.

Each year Specialty Dog Clubs and Associations are welcomed to the Sydney Royal Easter Show for judging and competitions. This year 14 clubs will present their finest dogs.

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Aviary Bird Competition

Where: Pet Pavilion
When: 8.30am-5.00pm 6 April with judging taking place between 9.00am-1.00pm, 9.00am-5.00pm 7 April (display)
The first Aviary Birds competition was 100 years ago, and it has never flown the coop - just spread its wings to now include 400 birds of all varieties.

The first Aviary Birds competition was 100 years ago, and it has never flown the coop - just spread its wings to now include 400 birds of all varieties. The Sydney Royal Aviary Bird Show offers classes for African Lovebirds, Parrots, Canaries, Finches and this year's feature breed - the Budgerigar. Also known as the budgie, these birds originated in Australia and are the third most popular pet in the world (after dog and cat).

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Rabbit Show

Where: Pet Pavilion, Riverina Avenue
When: 8 April
Bounce on down to the Pet Pavilion for the Sydney Royal Rabbit Show, hosted by the Rabbit Fanciers Society of NSW. Every year, around 150 entries compete by breed; Fur, Rex, Lop and Fancy.

Bounce on down to the Pet Pavilion for the Sydney Royal Rabbit Show, hosted by the Rabbit Fanciers Society of NSW. Every year, around 150 entries compete by breed; Fur, Rex, Lop and Fancy. You can meet them and talk to their breeders on their one big day of judging.

The Rabbit Hopping Society of NSW will be running the Rabbit Hopping competition, and it is exactly what you hope it will be - rabbits racing each other, in a timed race, over hurdles. You'll be hopping mad if you miss this!

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Alpaca Promenade

Where: 3-8 April at Little Hands on the Land and in The Paddock, 9-14 April Munro Pavilion
When: 9.00am-6.00pm Daily
Alpacas are herd animals, different to the independent llama, making them perfectly poised for a selfie and a social stroll along the promenade.

Alpacas are herd animals, different to the independent llama, making them perfectly poised for a selfie and a social stroll along the promenade. Fast becoming one of the most popular stops at the Show each year, Alpaca Promenade is the place to go if you're keen to know the difference between a Suri and Huacaya, and eager to take the leash and walk an alpaca.

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Goat Competition

Where: Pig & Goat Pavilion
When: 9.00am-6.00pm 2-9 April
The largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in Australia, the Sydney Royal Goat Show attracts over 1000 entries in Dairy, Angora and Mohair Fleece classes.

The largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in Australia, the Sydney Royal Goat Show attracts over 1000 entries in Dairy, Angora and Mohair Fleece classes.

The goats compete in their individual breed classes for the highest accolade, Best in Show.

Judges of these competitions may be looking for trueness to type and breed, strong breeding lines or strong yield ability - whether for milk, meat or mohair.

Dates to remember:

3 April - Best Dairy Goat in Show
6 April - Grand Champion Mohair Fleece
7 April - Best Angora Goat in Show

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Best in Show

Where: ADVANCE™ Dog Judging Lawn
Putting the Best of Breed winners up against each other, the Sydney Royal Best in Show is one of Australia’s most prestigious canine honours.

Putting the Best in Breed winners up against each other, the Sydney Royal Best in Show is one of Australia’s most prestigious canine honours.

Best in Show Competition judging will commence at 9am, the winner will be announced at 3pm.

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Dairy Cattle

Where: Cattle Judging Lawn
With classes for heifers aged from 4 months to females from 2 to over 6 years, the Dairy competition welcomes the finest Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Illawarra and Jersey cattle in Australia.

With classes for heifers aged from 4 months to females from 2 to over 6 years, the Dairy competition welcomes the finest Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Illawarra and Jersey cattle in Australia.

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