The Horse Section is one of the four sections which were present from the very first show, missing only one year, 2008, when events could not proceed owing to the Equine Influenza virus. This major section of the Nowra Show has seen a large increase in competitor numbers in recent years, with events taking place across both days of the show in the main arena. The Nowra Show horse section includes classes for many different breeds of horse, with each breed split into classes for ridden entries and led exhibits. There are classes for different heights of horse, age of rider, style of riding and skill level. Horses that win at Nowra Show receive performance qualifications which enable entry to the Royal Easter Show in Sydney.
The Showjumping classes are very well supported by competitors and are always a crowd favourite. Nominations for entry are received for classes ranging from beginners to Olympic games level. The grounds at the Nowra Showground are well known for being excellent facilities for jumpers, which sees competitors from all round NSW descending on Nowra for the competition. Due to high interest from jumpers, for the past two years the Nowra Show Society has held a Spring Jumping Weekend in October or November in addition to the annual Nowra Show jumping program.
The Nowra Show Society is particularly focused on encouraging children and youth competitors at the show. These events start with the tiny tot rider under 4 years, the children’s fancy dress classes and go on to include the pony club events, youth sporting events and Junior and Young Rider Showjumping classes.
Don’t miss all aspects of the Horse Section on show in the Centre Ring at the 2024 Nowra Show, and keep an eye out for the Ringmaster, wearing the customary red shirt. All Horse entries are online.
Nowra Spring Showjumping Carnival
In addition to the annual Nowra Show held in February, the Horse Committee aims to also hold an annual Spring Showjumping Carnival, usually in October or November. Event details are advertised on Global Entries.
We would like to thank the generous sponsors of the 2023 Nowra Spring Showjumping Carnival held on 14th and 15th October 2023:
Anembo Performance Horse, Manildra Equine, Holliewood Behind the Reins, Radicool Airconditioning, Illawarra Rural Fencing, JP Equestrian Fashion, Cookanalla Equestrian, “Shambala Park” Stud Berry, Breednet, Bishops South Nowra, Mystic Oak Leather, Valentine Lodge Performance Horses, Koellner Rural Fencing, Thoroughbreds Are Go, Elegant Exposures, Shari-Lea Hitchcock, MJ Fox Plumbing, Shannon O’Meara Equestrian, The Logo Shack
Ticket prices will be as shown below until allocation sold out.
Online presale tickets until 6pm Thursday, 8th February 2024
- Early Bird
Adults: $15 + Booking Fee
Concession: $10 + Booking Fee
Kids (5 – 16 yrs old): $5 + Booking Fee
Kids under 5 years are free
Adults – $20
Kids (5 – 16 yrs old): $5
Kids under 5 years are free
Disclaimer: The Nowra Show Society reserves the right to have removed from the ground any person whose behavior is disruptive, dangerous or otherwise unacceptable.