The RAS have made available a total of 37 Metcalf Measuring Machines, which are run by the affiliated Associations at various grounds throughout  New Zealand.

As from 1 August 2011, any new measures - Annual, Youngstock or Life, will receive the new Horse/Pony Identification Certificate, which includes a performance card.  The old Height Certificate form is still a valid certificate when updated with annual measure information.

Youngstock Measuring is carried out twice yearly, once prior to the show season commencing and again in January.  All Youngstock entering Shows must be measured and hold a current certificate.

RAS Measuring Rules are issued in conjunction with the NZ Equestrian Federation, the NZ Pony Clubs Association and all affiliated Equestrian Breed Societies and in consultation with the NZ Veterinary Association.

 

June 2013

The Measuring Rules of the RAS Equestrian Competitors and Judges Rulebook have been revised.

Special Note to be made of the following

- If an Owner/lessee/rider/handler loses his/her horse/pony’s RAS Certificate, he/she should immediately contact RAS Head
Office and on receipt of a signed declaration, RAS Head Office, in consultation with the RAS National Measuring Convenor,
may issue a replacement RAS Certificate.

- A Life Measure will be only issued to horses/ponies who are eight years and over.

- Youngstock Measures issued after 1st August are valid until 31st January of the following year.  Measures issued after 1st
January are valid till 31st July of the same year.

- A name change for a horse or pony will require a replacement RAS Certificate.  Application for this is to be made through
RAS Head Office.  A fee may apply.

- If a date, or the height or name of horse/pony is found to have been altered on an RAS Certificate that RAS Certificate will
become invalid.  Any application for a replacement certificate must be made to RAS Head Office.

 

RULEBOOK CHANGES – Please print off the following updated Measuring Rules and

insert them in to your Rulebook.

 

NATIONAL MEASURING CONVENOR:  Mr John Fleet

 

RAS LISTED MEASURING STANDS

Northern District 

  • Helensville A&P Showgrounds – P: (09) 420 7572    E: info@helensvilleshowgrounds.co.nz  2013/2014 Measuring Dates:       Phone Graeme Bradly (09) 420 8632 for enquiries.          
  • Whangarei A&P Showgrounds – P: (09) 438 3109    E: mckerrow@wap.org.nz 2013/2014 Measuring Dates:   
  • Kaikohe A&P Showgrounds     – P: (09) 401 2400    E: kaikohe.show@yahoo.co.nz 2013/2014 Measuring Dates:
  • Kaitaia and District A&P Showgrounds – P: (09) 408 0212    E: freshstart@xtra.co.nz  2013/2014 Measuring Dates: 
  • Franklin A&P Showgrounds    – P: (09) 238 8773    E: enquiries@pukekoheshowgrounds.co.nz  2013/2014 Measuring Dates:  Please phone (09) 238 8773 to book an appointment.    Sundays – 18th August  /  1st September  /  8th September  /  22nd September  /  27th October  /  and 1 December  and  Saturday 12th October.  Depending on demand, there may be measuring  an evening in mid-November.   Measuring under lights for Twilight SJ Series – 27 November  /  4th December  /  11th December.

Mid-Northern District

  • Taumaruni A&P Showgrounds   - P: (07) 895 4867 or 895 8796 Lynn Brown.  2013/2014 Measuring Dates:
  • Waikato A&P Showgrounds       – P: (07) 855 4776   E: info@waikatosworld.co.nz  2013/2014 Measuring Dates:  11 Sept /  14 Sept  /  21 Sept  – 12:30 to 2:30pm.  2 November 10am to 12noon.  Claudelands Event Centre, Gate 3. Contact Cyril Yearbury (07) 827 5238.
  • Te Puke A&P Showgrounds      -  2013/2014 Measuring Dates:  1st September Contact  Garry Burt (07) 573 8975 after 6pm.
  • Tauhara Pony Club Grounds, Taupo  – P: (07) 378 8861 or  M: 0274 100 770  Lisa Wilson.  2013/2014 Measuring Dates:
  • Rotorua A&P Showgrounds       – P: (07) 357 2979   E: rotoruashow@xtra.co.nz  2013/2014 Measuring Dates: 
  • Waihou Light Horse Club Grounds, Te Aroha  -  P: Steve Clark (07) 884 4042  or  Brian Swney (07) 884 9779  2013/2014 Measuring Dates: 

 

Eastern District

  • Poverty Bay A&P Showgrounds, Gisborne  -  P: (06) 868 6084   E: info@gisborneshow.co.nz  2013/2014 Measuring Dates: Contact  Peter Andrew 0274 396 737.
  • Solway Showgrounds, Masterton                 -  P: (06) 378 6247   E: mastertona-p@wise.net.nz  2013/2014 Measuring Dates:  
  • Wairarapa A&P Showgrounds, Carterton  -  P: (06) 379 8124   E: office@waiaps.org.nz  2013/2014 Measuring Dates:
  • Central Hawkes Bay A&P Showgrounds, Waipukurau   -  P: (06) 858 8269   E: chbap@xtra.co.nz   2013/2014 Measuring Dates:
  • Hawkes Bay A&P Showgrounds, Hastings  -  P: (06) 878 3123   E: events@showgroundshb.co.nz   or  hillary@hbshow.co.nz    2013/2014 Measuring Dates:   

 

Western District

  • Manawatu A&P Showgrounds, Feilding – P: (06) 323 1886   E: info@manawatushow.co.nz  2013/2014 Measuring Dates: 25th August / 8th September.  Contact John Wall (06) 329 3743 or 0274 451900.
  • Wanganui A&P Showgrounds  -  P: (06) 343 2550   E: pony@xtra.co.nz  2013/2014 Measuring Dates:
  • Egmont A&P Showgrounds     –  P: (06) 278 8613   E: egmont.ap@xtra.co.nz2013/2014 Measuring Dates- by appointment only, please contact the Secretary, 0274 540591 or (06) 278 8613.
  • Stratford A&P Showgrounds    -  P: (06) 765 6173   E: stratfordshow@xtra.co.nz  2013/2014 Measuring Dates:
  • Waikanae Pony Club Grounds – P: (04) 293 6545   or   (04) 293 7933  or   (04) 902 6766  2013/2014 Measuring Dates:
  • Taihape Showjumping Group Grounds  -  P (06) 388 9297   or   (06) 388 0327  
  • Belmont Pony Club Grounds, Lower Hutt  -  P (04) 576 9476   or      027 656 2445 or 027 576 9476.  Website: www.sportsground.co.nz/belmontpc/12093   2013/2014 Measuring Dates:
  • New Plymouth Pony Club Grounds  -  P: (06) 751 2382   or   (06) 752 7336  2013/2014 Measuring Dates:

 

Central District

  • Temuka/Geraldine A&P Showgrounds, Winchester   -  P: (03) 693 9165   E: temukageraldineap@gmail.com    2013/2014  Measuring Dates: Contact Jim Parr (03) 693 9165  4 August  /  18 August  /  31 August  /  15 September  /  6 October  /  20 October – 1pm to 4pm..                         
  • Ashburton A&P Showgrounds   -  P: (03) 308 7908   E: ashburtonshow@clear.net.nz       2013/2014 Measuring Dates:                  Contact Murray Campbell (03) 308 6626   4 August / 8 September – 9:30am to 11:30am 
  • Canterbury A&P Showgrounds, Christchurch   -  P: (03) 322 7236   E: amanda@theshow.co.nz    2013/2014 Measuring Dates:  Contact Stuart Schroeder (03) 322 7236.  11th August, 21st August  and 15th September 8am to 12:30pm  / 21st September 4pm to 6pm  / 22nd September 7am to 9am  / 9th October 8am to 12noon  / 12th November 5pm to 6pm  / 12th January 2014 8am to 12:30pm.
  • Northern A&P Showgrounds, Rangiora  -  P: (03) 313 6945   E: d.n.cameron@xtra.co.nz2013/2014 Measuring Dates:  18th August  /  14th September  /  18th January 2014 – from 9am.
  • Amuri A&P Showgrounds, Rotherham -  P: (03) 314 4028 Kathy Palmer   2013/2014 Measuring Date: 31st August 10am to 12noon. 
  • Marlborough A&P Showgrounds, Blenheim   -  P: (03) 574 2381  E: lisa.terry@xtra.co.nz.   Lisa Franicevic  2014/015 Measuring Days - Measuring by Appointment only.  10 August  /   31 August  /  14 September  -  9am to 12noon.     25 January 2015 – 9am to 11am..
  • Nelson A&P Showgrounds, Richmond   -  P: (03) 544 7181   E: aap@xtra.co.nz2013/2014 Measuring Dates:  Bookings will be taken, contact Athol Allen (03) 544 4177 or Nelson A&P  17th August / 25th August  /  31st August – 8am to 12noon.     
  • Westland A&P Showgrounds, Hokitika  -  P: (03) 755 6891   E: dalesley@clear.net.nz2013/2014 Measuring Dates: Contact Christine Mahuika ph (03) 755 6038.
  • Ellesmere A&P Showgrounds, Leeston  -  P: (03) 324 3807.     E: ellesmere.a.p.show@xtra.co.nz.        2013/2014 Measuring Dates:   14 September – 1pm to 3pm  /  18 September 2pm to 4pm  /  25 September – 2pm to 4pm  /  12 October – 10am to 12noon.  Contact Chris McFadden (03) 324 2833, Paula McIllraith (03) 324 2766 or Tracy McIllraith  (03) 324 2570.
  • Southern Canterbury A&P at Waimate Showgrounds, Waimate – P: (03) 689 7775.  2013/2014 Measuring Dates:  4 August / 18 August / 25 August / 1 September 1pm-3:30pm;   15 September 12:30pm-2pm;  28 September / 29 September 12:30pm-2pm;  6 October 1pm-3:30pm.  Contact Judith Johnson, phone (03) 689 7775.
  • Buller A&P at Patterson Park Sports Complex, Westport.  2014/2015 Measuring Dates: 3 August 2014 10am to 12noon.  11 January 2015 10am to 12noon.  Other dates by appointment.  Contact Ray Thompson 0211315140, email silverbay@xtra.co.nz – Open 24/7 by appointment.

 

Southern District

  • Dunstan Equestrian Centre Grounds, Dunstan  -  P: (03) 477 3392   or   (03) 449 2161   or   (03) 447 4019  2013/2014 Measuring Dates:
  • Otago/Taieri A&P Showgrounds, Mosgiel   -  P: (03) 489 3680  E: otagotaieri.ap@xtra.co.nz  2013/2014 Measuring Dates:   6 November 2013, 15 January 2014, 12 February 2014 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Bookings essential, please contact Otago/Taieri A&P Assn before attending measuring day.
  • Southland A&P Showgrounds, Invercargill   -  P: (03) 217 1133   E: southland.ap.show@xtra.co.nz  2013/2014 Measuring Dates:  Contact John Millar (03) 230 4636.