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.

 

Measuring Training/Information Days and Dates for 2015

Seminars have been held in all Districts in the North Island and also Southern District, with the final Seminar being held in Central District – information as follows…

All Stewards, Witnesses, Writers (including those Shows that issue the TMC)  and any person interested in the measuring procedure are welcome to attend.

 

July 2014

Two Equestrian Remits – Measuring Fees,  and Temporary Measuring Certificate (Appendix to Measuring Rules) were voted on by Members and were PASSED.

As from 1 July 2014 the following Measuring Fees will apply.

RAS approved Metcalf Measuring Stands

- First measure (either annual or young stock) with issue of certificate $30.00

- Annual re-measure $20.00.

- Young Stock re-measure $10.00.

- Life Certificate $75.00.

- Replacement Certificates $75.00  –  All replacement certificates (lost certificates, change of horse/pony name etc) must be issued from the RAS Head Office.  See the link below to down load Replacement Form.

Note  –  All fees are GST inclusive.
–   Stands may charge additional operating costs.

 

Replacement RAS Certificate Form - please download form and complete

 

Temporary Measuring Certificate (TMC)

Are only available at affiliated Shows/Events that have applied and been approved by the RAS, and who do not own a Metcalf Measuring Stand.  Only the RAS approved  Temporary Measuring Certificate must be issued – See Measuring Rule Appendix (below) for strict guidelines on TMC.  TMC’s can only be issued to Competitors/Exhibitors who live in the Show’s defined boundary area.

- Temporary measuring certificate $10.00, inclusive of GST.

 

RULEBOOK 

The Revised Rulebook will be available online from mid-July.  Please check back here at this time.  For any queries in the meantime, please contact RAS Head Office.

 

OBTAINING A MEASURE
You will find Measuring Stands throughout New Zealand listed below, with dates of their upcoming Measuring Days, if they have been furnished to RAS Head Office.  If no date is listed, please contact the Stand and enquire when their next measuring day is.

Some Stands ask you to make an appointment, other Stands do not have appointments, but as a courtesy, please ensure that you arrive well before the stated measuring day finish time.

For owners requiring a Life Measure for their Horse/Pony, please contact your Stand and obtain the appropriate paperwork to take to your Vet to complete the identification of your animal prior to arriving for its Life measure.

For owners requiring an Annual Measure, please ensure that you take your Certificate with you to the measuring day, so the updated measure can be inserted on it.  Please check your certificate prior to leaving the stand, to ensure the correct information has been completed on it and signed off.

 

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  2015/2016 Measuring Dates:     Phone Graeme Bradly (09) 420 8632 for enquiries.          
  • Whangarei A&P Showgrounds – P: (09) 438 3109    E: mckerrow@wap.org.nz 2015/2016 Measuring Dates:  6 September  /  27 September  /  11 October –  10am to 12noon.    19 October – 10am to 12noon Miniatures,   12noon to 1pm Others.    31 October – 10am to 12noon.    10 January 2016 – 10am to 12noon Miniatures,  12noon to 1pm Others.     Please Note – there will be NO measures conducted outside of these measuring dates.
  • Kaikohe A&P Showgrounds     – P: (09) 401 2400    E: kaikohe.show@yahoo.co.nz 2015/2016 Measuring Dates:  12 September – 12noon to 3pm.   7 October  /  22 October  –  4pm to 6pm.   1st November – 12 noon to 2pm.
  • Kaitaia and District A&P Showgrounds – P: (09) 408 0212    E: freshstart@xtra.co.nz  2015/2016 Measuring Dates: 19 September  /  11 October
  • Franklin A&P Showgrounds    – P: (09) 238 8773    E: enquiries@pukekoheshowgrounds.co.nz  2015/2016 Measuring Dates:  16 August  /  23 August  /  30 August  /  13 September  /  20 September.   4 October – 9am to 1pm for Miniature Horses – 1pm onwards for others.  11 October  /  25 October.  4 November  and 8 December – 5.30pm to 7.30pm.   Please phone (09) 238 8773 to book an appointment for any of the dates/times stipulated. 

 

Mid-Northern District

  • Taumaruni A&P Showgrounds   – P: (07) 895 4867 or 895 8796 Lynn Brown.  2015/2016 Measuring Dates:
  • Waikato A&P Showgrounds       – P: (07) 855 4776   E: info@waikatoaandp.co.nz  2015/2016 Measuring Dates:  Claudelands Event Centre, Gate 3, Brooklands Road.  30 August  /  9 September  /  12 September  /  20 September – 12.30pm to 2.30pm.   31 October (Waikato Show Competitors Only) 10am to 12noon.   Due to large numbers attending, your measuring times must be booked at least 7 days prior .
  • Te Puke A&P Showgrounds       2015/2016 Measuring Dates:       Contact  Garry Burt (07) 573 8975 after 6pm.
  • Tauhara Pony Club Grounds, Taupo  – P: (07) 378 8861 or  M: 0274 100 770  Lisa Wilson.  2015/2016 Measuring Dates:
  • Rotorua A&P Showgrounds       – P: (07) 357 2979   E: rotoruashow@gmail.com  2015/2016 Measuring Dates: Hacks and Ponies ONLY  29 August  /  30 August – 10am to 2pm.    Miniatures ONLY  –  20 September – 10am to 2pm.
  • Te Aroha Hack & Hunters Club Grounds, Te Aroha  –  P: Steve Clark (07) 884 4042  or  Brian Swney (07) 884 9779  2015/2016 Measuring Dates: .23 August  /  19 September  –  8.30am  Waihou Recreation Reserve.

 

Eastern District

  • Poverty Bay A&P Showgrounds, Gisborne  –  P: (06) 868 6084   E: info@gisborneshow.co.nz  2015/2016  Measuring Dates: Contact  Peter Andrew 0274 396 737.
  • Solway Showgrounds, Masterton  –  P: (06) 378 6247   E: mastertona-p@wise.net.nz  2015/2016 Measuring Dates:  
  • Wairarapa A&P Showgrounds, Carterton  –  P: (06) 379 8124   E: office@waiaps.org.nz  2015/2016 Measuring Dates:
  • Central Hawkes Bay A&P Showgrounds, Waipukurau   –  P: (06) 858 8269   E: chbap@xtra.co.nz   2015/2016 Measuring Dates:
  • Hawkes Bay A&P Showgrounds, Hastings  –  P: (06) 878 3123   E: events@showgroundshb.co.nz   or  eventys@showgrounds.co.nz    2015/2016 Measuring Dates:  9 August  /  16 August  –  8.30am to 4,30pm 

 

Western District

  • Manawatu A&P Showgrounds, Feilding – P: (06) 323 1886   E: info@manawatushow.co.nz  2015/2016 Measuring Dates:  30 August  /  13 September    Contact John Wall (06) 329 3743 or 0274 451900.
  • Wanganui A&P Showgrounds  –  P: (06) 343 2550   E: pony@xtra.co.nz  2015/2016 Measuring Dates:
  • Egmont A&P Showgrounds  -  P: (06) 278 8613   E: egmont.ap@xtra.co.nz2015/2016 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  2015/2016 Measuring Dates:
  • Waikanae Pony Club Grounds – P: (04) 293 6545   or   (04) 293 7933  or   (04) 902 6766  2015/2016 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   2015/2016 Measuring Dates:
  • New Plymouth Pony Club Grounds  –  P: (06) 751 2382   or   (06) 752 7336  2015/2016 Measuring Dates:

 

Central District

  • Temuka/Geraldine A&P Showgrounds, Winchester   –  P: (03) 693 9165   E: temukageraldineap@gmail.com    2015/2016 Measuring Dates:   2 August  /  16 August  /  6 September  /  19 September  /  19 October  –  1pm to 3pm.    Contact Jim Parr (03) 693 9165 or  0274198036.                          
  • Ashburton A&P Showgrounds   –  P: (03) 308 7908   E: ashburtonshow@clear.net.nz       2015/2016   2 August  /  6 September – 9.30am to 11.30am.  19 October – 4.30 to 6.00pm. Contact Murray Campbell (03) 308 6626   
  • Canterbury A&P Showgrounds, Christchurch   –  P: (03) 322 7236   E: mel@theshow.co.nz    2015/2016 Measuring Dates:  9 August  /  13 September  – 8am to 12.30pm;   19 September – 4pm to 6pm;   20 September – 7am to 9am;  7 October – 8am to 12.30pm;  10 November – 4.30pm to 6.30pm;  17 January 2016 – 8am to 12.30pm.   Contact Stuart Schroeder (03) 322 7236.  
  • Northern A&P Showgrounds, Rangiora  –  P: (03) 313 6945   E: d.n.cameron@xtra.co.nz2015/2016 Measuring Dates:  16 August  /  6 Septembergates open at 8.30am, measuring from 9am.
  • Amuri A&P Showgrounds, Rotherham –  P: (03) 314 4028  027 611 2463  Kathy Clyma  2015/2016 Measuring Date:  5 September – 10am to 12noon.
  • Marlborough A&P Showgrounds, Blenheim   –  P: (03) 578 4840 E: twovsandb@xtra.co.nz   Vicky Ratcliffe   2015/2016 Measuring Days - Measuring by Appointment only.  25 January 2015 9am to 11am.    23 August / 13 September / 11 October 2015   –  9am to 12noon.     24 January 2016 – 9am to 11am.
  • Nelson A&P Showgrounds, Richmond   –  P: (03) 544 7181   E: aap@xtra.co.nz2015/2016 Measuring Dates:      Bookings will be taken, contact Athol Allen (03) 544 4177 or Nelson A&P  .    
  • Westland A&P Showgrounds, Hokitika  –  P: (03) 755 6891   E: dalesley@clear.net.nz2015/2016 Measuring Dates:  Contact Tineke Wyatt P: (03) 755 7711.  
  • Ellesmere A&P Showgrounds, Leeston  –  P: (03) 324 3807.     E: info@ellesmereshow.co.nz        2015/2016 Measuring Dates:  .13 September – 1pm to 3pm   /   7 October 3pm to 5pm   /   14 October 3pm to 5pm.  Please check the Facebook page or our Website prior in case of wet ground conditions that may limit vehicle access. Contact  Paula McIllraith (03) 324 2766 or Tracy McIllraith  027 405 3253.
  • Southern Canterbury A&P at Waimate Showgrounds, Waimate – P: (03) 689 7775. 2015/2016 Measuring Dates:   2 August  /  16 August   /  6 September  – 12.30pm to 3pm.  20 September  /  26 September  /  27 September – 12noon to 2pm.   9 October  /  10 October – 4.30pm to 5.30pm.   25 October 1pm to 3pm.   20 November – 4.30pm to 5.30pm.  28 November  /  29 November – 12noon to 2pm. Contact Judith Johnson, phone (03) 689 7775 if these dates do not suit.
  • Buller A&P at Patterson Park Sports Complex, Westport2015/2016 Measuring Dates:  1 August – 10am to 12no0n  /  8 January 2016 2pm to 5pm.    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  2015/2016 Measuring Dates:
  • Otago/Taieri A&P Showgrounds, Mosgiel   –  P: (03) 489 3680  E: otagotaieri.ap@xtra.co.nz  2015/2016 Measuring Dates:  2 August  /  29 August  10am to 12noon. 13 September 1pm to 3pm.   17 October  12noon to 2pm.  4 November  /  19 November  6pm to 8pm.  2016 – 20 January /  3 February  6pm to 8pm.  28 February 10am to 12noon.   Bookings essential, available on our website www.otagotaieri-ap-show.co.nz   or   contact Otago/Taieri A&P Assn .
  • Southland A&P Showgrounds, Invercargill   –  P: (03) 215 6639  E: southland.ap.show@xtra.co.nz  2015/2016 Measuring Dates:  2 August  /  30 August  /  27 September  –  1pm to 4pm.    26 October (Labour Day)  – 2pm to 5pm.    8 November  /  3 January 2016 – 1pm to 4pm.  Bookings and Payment through the Southland A&P Website / Facebook Page, or by phone – Eleanor Kyte (03) 215 6639.