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“To promote, motivate and support all members by assisting them to achieve their aims and objectives.”

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A&P Competitor/Exhibitor SurveyDuring the RAS District Councils and Executive Summits, it was agreed A&P Show competitors and Exhibitors were important stakeholders in the showing movement and our communications to them should be improved. Two practical opportunities were identified. The first is in posting news and information on the RAS website with an email alert. The second is having a direct communication tool for and with Competitors/Customers achieved through developing a Rider/Handler  communication database. This would be a regular email newsletter during the season. Follow the  link to an online survey for anyone who competes at an A&P show. This is for all competitors/exhibitors regardless of whether they shear sheep, show horses, beef or dairy cattle, or exhibit in the home industries section. The survey is short, just 13 questions and will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.Here is the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S3NW7XW

Survey Results Report, as at Friday 11 April 2014…As of Friday afternoon we had received 601 responses to the survey. Our target is 1,000.

  • 44% have said they want both the forum and a newsletter and 463 have said they would follow a RAS Facebook page. 
  •  24 respondents disagree with the idea and expect to get their information from their A&P and/or the RAS website.
  • 81% want a moderated forum.

The majority of responses have come from Equestrian Showing and Show Jumping. A long way behind but next are handcrafts / sheep / baking / preserves / beef, in that order.

Central have provided 29% of the responses with Northern close behind on 24%.

292 respondents have given their name and email address to receive a copy of the report.

Technical Q and As for neurological EHV Feb 20140210

2015 NZ Rural Ambassador Award Entry Form

Horse Data now available for viewing

1. Equestrian
2. Horse Search
3. Put in horse’s name or first few letters & click Search.
4. This will bring up all horses listed under
that heading – click on the horse/pony you wish to view and details displayed.
5. Availability of wins information to be advised.



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