LOOKING TO TAKE YOUR HORSE/PONY FOR IT’S FIRST MEASURE EVER?  SPEED UP THE PROCESS AND REGISTER THROUGH RAS HEAD OFFICE AND DO ALL OF THE PAPERWORK PRIOR TO GOING TO THE MEASURING STAND

FILL IN THE FOLLOWING FORM – Pre Registration form – First Measure Ever  AND EMAIL TO RAS HEAD OFFICE.   DO NOT TAKE THIS FORM DIRECTLY TO THE MEASURING STAND WITHOUT SENDING IT TO RAS HEAD OFFICE PRIOR.  NOTE THE STEPS BELOW

  • If you are going show jumping, ensure you can register the name of horse/pony with ESNZ before you do the pre-registration.
  • If you are unsure what classification (type) your horse/pony is see the following information – https://www.ras.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Type-Definitions-of-Horses-Ponies.pdf 
  • Remember the age of the horse/pony is from 1 August
  • Allow yourself enough time to receive the information back from RAS Head Office before booking your measuring appointment
  • PAY YOUR MONEY $42 (includes $11 Tracked Courier Post – if multiple pre-registrations are being applied for only one courier fee needs to be paid) ON LINE  AND A HEIGHT CERTIFICATE WILL BE COURIERED TO YOU.  ONCE AT THE MEASURING STAND THEY WILL NOTE THE MEASURE ON THE HEIGHT CERTIFICATE AND CHECK THE MICROCHIP NUMBER OR RECORD THE HORSE OR PONY’S MARKINGS. SIMPLE AS THAT.
    Please ensure that you sign the Certificate before you go to the Measuring Stand.
  • Take both the enclosed Certificate and Pre-Registration form to the Measuring Stand – if you do not take both forms to the Stand, they will be unable to undertake the measure.
  • If the Measuring Stand you are attending takes bookings, advise the Stand that you have already pre-registered with RAS Head Office for a certificate – do not make a booking until you have received both forms back from RAS Head Office.
  • On measuring day, the Stand will keep the pre-registration form and give you back the certificate with the measure information inserted on it – before you leave the Stand, please check to ensure that the measure  information has been signed off on the certificate.

 The RAS have made available a total of 38 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.

July 2018

As from 1 July 2018 the following Measuring Fees will apply.

RAS approved Metcalf Measuring Stands

– First measure (either annual or young stock) with issue of certificate $31.00

– Annual re-measure $21.00.

– Young Stock re-measure $11.00.

– Life Certificate $76.00.

The above charges, inclusive of GST, shall apply nationwide for all advertised or scheduled measuring days. In the case of a special or requested measure outside of these times, an additional fee may be charged by the stand.

– Replacement Certificates $76.00 – 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.

 

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 $11.00, inclusive of GST.

2018 RULEBOOK – including Measuring Rules

 

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:  

RAS LISTED MEASURING STANDS

Northern District 

  • Helensville A&P Showgrounds – P: (09) 420 7572    E: [email protected] 2020-2021 Measuring Dates:   9 August  /  13 September  /  11 October  /  8 November  /  13 December 2020.  10 January  /  7 February 2021.    No Appointment necessary.  Contact for further information – Show Office 09 420 7572 or Graeme Bradly 021 128 2420
  • Whangarei A&P Showgrounds – P: (09) 438 3109    E: [email protected]   2020-2021 Measuring Dates:  10 August – 9am to 11am;    15 August – 9am to 12noon;   5 September  /  13 September  /  27 September – 10am to 12noon;  18 October – 10am to 12noon Minis and 12noon to 2pm Others;  10 January 2021 – 10am to 12noon Minis and 12noon to 2pm Others.. Please Note – there will be NO measures conducted outside of these measuring dates.
  • Kaikohe A&P Showgrounds     – P: (09) 401 2400    E: [email protected]   2020-2021 Measuring Dates:  TBA.  
  • Kaitaia and District A&P Showgrounds – P: (09) 408 0212    E: [email protected]    2020-2021 Measuring Dates: TBA
  • Franklin A&P Showgrounds    –  2020-2021  Measuring Dates:    2 August  / 16 August  /  6 September / 13 September  /  27 September  /  11 October  /  25 October  /  3 November  /  17 November  /  8 December 2020.  19 January 2021     Please phone 027 294 7777 only between 5pm and 7pm each day (emails will not be answered) to book an appointment for any of the dates/times stipulated. 

Mid-Northern District

  • Taumaruni A&P Showgrounds   – P: 027 4476 6937 Chris Carston (evening) or Clare Grattan 07 895 4802.  2020-2021 Measuring Dates: 13 September  / 27 September 10am – 12noon.  10 January 2021 – 10am to 12noon.
  • Waikato A&P Showgrounds       –     2020-2021 Measuring Dates:   20 August  /  5 September  /  17 September.   Claudelands Event Centre, Gate 3, Brookland Road.  By appointment only – Jim Keyte M: 027 276 0464  E: [email protected]
  • Te Puke A&P Showgrounds      –  2020-2021 Measuring Date:  15 August  /  30 August    Please email [email protected] or text 021 661 530 to make a booking – NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
  • Tauhara Pony Club Grounds, Taupo  – P: (07) 378 8861 or  M: 0274 100 770  Lisa Wilson.  2020-2021 Measuring Dates: 8 August 2020
  • Rotorua A&P Showgrounds       –   2020-2021 Measuring Dates:   29 August  /  12 September  /  27 September (daylight saving changeover) – 10am to 2pm.  Bookings essential. Contact Lyn Tetenburg  M: 027 218 4541. A time will be allocated to you. Rotorua A & P Showgrounds, Western Road, Ngongotaha, Enter at Gate 8 ONLY.
  • Te Aroha Hack & Hunters Club Grounds, Te Aroha  –  P: Tony Weatherley 022 639 1428   2020-2021 Measuring Date: Measuring Dates POSTPONED  due to COVID-19 – further dates will be advised once they are confirmed.  Thank you for your patience.  Waihou Recreation Reserve.

Eastern District

  • Poverty Bay A&P Showgrounds, Gisborne  –  P: (06) 868 6084   E: [email protected]  2020-2021  Measuring Dates: 9 August  /  3 October    Contact  Peter Andrew 0274 396 737.
  • Solway Showgrounds, Masterton  –  P: (06) 378 6247   E: [email protected]  Stand not currently operating.
  • Wairarapa A&P Showgrounds, Carterton  –  P: (06) 379 8124   E: [email protected]  2020-2021 Measuring Date: TBA.     Please book online: https://10to8.com/book/uidhle-free/139566/ Contact Steph 06 379 7104, 027 910 3414 or E: [email protected]
  • Central Hawkes Bay A&P Showgrounds, Waipukurau   –  P: (06) 858 8269   E: [email protected]   2020-2021 Measuring Dates: 8 August  /  23 August  /  26 September – 12noon to 3.30pm.
  • Hawkes Bay A&P Showgrounds, Hastings  –  P: (06) 878 3123   E: [email protected]   2020-2021 Measuring Dates:  9 August  /  16 August – 8.30am to 12.30pm.  Contact Jo Linton for booking 021 413 996 or [email protected]

Western District

  • Manawatu A&P Showgrounds, Manfeid, Feilding – P: (06) 323 1886   E: [email protected]  2020-2021 Measuring Dates:   30 August  /  13 September.  Contact John Wall (06) 329 3743 or 027 445 1900.
  • Wanganui A&P Showgrounds  – (06) 348 9593   E: [email protected]  2020-2021 Measuring Dates:  1 August.  /  23 August.  
  • Egmont A&P Showgrounds  –  Stand has closed.  Please contact your next nearest Measuring Stand.
  • Stratford A&P Showgrounds    –  P: (06) 765 6173   E: [email protected]  2020-2021 Measuring Dates: 6 September  /  12 September  / 20 September  /  27 September  – 11am to 3pm.  Message Michelle Mair on her facebook page or email  [email protected]
  • Waikanae Pony Club Grounds – P: (04) 293 6545   or   (04) 293 7933  or   (04) 902 6766  2020-2021 Measuring Dates: TBA.
  • Taihape Showjumping Group Grounds  –  2020-2021 Measuring Date: 15 August.from 10am by appointment  Please email Gabrielle Rennie E: [email protected] 
  • Belmont Pony Club Grounds, Lower Hutt  –  E: [email protected]   P (04) 565 0186   or      027 264 0074 (Jenni) or or 020 4014 9192 (Debs).  Website: www.sportsground.co.nz/belmontpc/12093   2020-2021 Measuring Date:  TBA.  –  Bookings essential – contact [email protected]
  • New Plymouth Pony Club Grounds  – M: 021 765 659  2020-2021 Measuring Dates: 12 August & 16 August; 23 September.

Central District

  • Temuka/Geraldine A&P Showgrounds, Winchester   –  P: (03) 688 2358   E: [email protected]    2020-2021 Measuring Dates:  16 August  /  13 September /  4 October  /  1 November – 1.30pm to 4pm.  31 January  /  28 February 2021 – 2.30pm to 5pm.  Measuring by appointment only and people are able to book a time via the ‘Winchester Measuring Stand’ Facebook page. 
  • Ashburton A&P Showgrounds   –  P: (03) 308 7908   E: [email protected]       2020-2021 Measuring Dates: 6 September  /  4 October – 9.30am to 11.30am;  20 October – 4.30pm to 6pm;  19 January 2021 – 4.30pm to 6pm.  Contact Rachel Edmonstone  E:  [email protected]
  • Canterbury A&P Showgrounds, Christchurch   –  P: (03) 343 3033   E: [email protected]    2020-2021 Measuring Dates:  23 August  /  13 September – 8.30am to 12.30pm;  11 November  /  12 November – 4pm to 6pm.  17 January 2021 – 9am to 12noon.. Contact Stuart Schroeder P: (03) 322 7236. 
  • Rangiora Showgrounds, Rangiora  –  P: (03) 313 6945   E: [email protected]    2020-2021 Measuring Dates: 16 August  /  19 September 9am to 4pm.  17 January 2021 – 10am to 2pm.
  • Amuri A&P Showgrounds, Rotherham –  P: 027 611 2463  Kathy Clyma  2020-2021 Measuring Dates:   5 September – 10.30am to 12.30pm.
  • Marlborough A&P Showgrounds, Blenheim   –  M: 027 578 4840  E: [email protected]   Vicky Ratcliffe   2020-21 Measuring Days: 9 August  /  23 August  /  6 September – 9am to 12.30pm.  13 January 2021 – 6pm to 7pm. Measuring by Appointment only – Bookings via Marlborough A&P Website – marlboroughshow.co.nz
  • Nelson A&P Showgrounds, Richmond   –  P: (03) 544 7181   E: [email protected]  2020-2021 Measuring Dates:  9 August  /  23 August  /  6 September  /  1 November – 9am to 12noon.  There will be no measuring available the night before Nelson Show.   24 January 2021 – 9am to 11am TBC.  Bookings for time slots to be made online – www.richmondpark.nz/measuring-dates 
  • Westland A&P Showgrounds, Hokitika  –  P: (03) 755 7277   E: [email protected]  2020-2021 Measuring Dates:   30 August  /  20 September – 11am to 1pm;  26 January – 5pm to 7pm.  Contact Tineke Wyatt P: (03) 755 7711.  
  • Ellesmere A&P Showgrounds, Leeston  –  P: (03) 324 3807.     E: [email protected]        2020-2021 Measuring Dates: August Group Bookings only 29 August  /  20 September  – 1pm to 3pm;  6 October – 5pm to 7pm       Please check the Facebook page or our Website prior in case of wet ground conditions that may limit vehicle access. Contact  Paula McIlraith (03) 324 2766 or Tracy McIlraith  027 200 0863 .
  • Southern Canterbury A&P at Waimate Showgrounds, Waimate – P: (03) 689 7775. 2020-2021 Measuring Dates:   2 August (No Miniatures) 1pm to 3pm  /  8 August (Miniatures only) 1pm to 3pm /  16 August (No Miniatures) 12noon to 3pm  /  29 August 1pm to 3pm  /  12 September 12.30pm to 3pm  /  26 September  (No Miniatures) 11.30am to 2pm  /  3 October (No Miniatures) 12noon to 2pm  /  9 October 4.30pm to 6pm  /  10 October (No Miniatures) 4.30pm to 6pm /  6 November 4.30pm to 6pm  /  29 November (No Miniatures (12noon to 2pm. Contact Judith Johnson, phone (03) 689 7775.
  • Buller A&P at Patterson Park Sports Complex, Westport. 2020-2021 Measuring Dates:   8 August 2020.  8 January 2021.   Contact Bev Thompson 03 789 8883 or email [email protected] 

Southern District

  • Dunstan Equestrian Centre Grounds, Dunstan  –   2020-2021 Measuring Dates:   2 August  /  6 September  /  4 October  /  1 November  /  6 December – 11am to 1pm.  Also at the ‘Have a Go’ days, the 2-Day Event, Mini Show 25 Oct.  The Stand will be open on non-measuring days for an extra fee.   For appointment – phone Maureen Maxwell M 027 440 2665 – E: [email protected]
  • Otago/Taieri A&P Showgrounds, Mosgiel   –  P: (03) 489 3680  E: [email protected]  2020-2021 Measuring Dates:   2 August  /  22 August – 1pm to 3pm;  6 September  /  4 October – 10am to 12noon;  3 November  /  24 November  /  8 December – 6pm to 8pm;  12 January 2021 – 6pm to 8pm.    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: [email protected]  2020-2021 Measuring Dates:   2 August  /  16 August  /  20 September – 1pm to 3pm;  4 October  /  18 October – 1pm to 4pm;  1 November  /  15 November – 2pm to 4pm;  3 January 2021 – 1pm to 3pm.  Bookings and Payment through the Southland A&P Website / Facebook Page, or by phone – Eleanor Kyte 021 163 6506.