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:: 2017 Young Rural Ambassador Announced

      Winner:  Lachy Johnson

      Runner up:  Rebekah Starick

      Click here to read the media release

       Click here to access the contact details of the winners

     * Photo courtesy of the Stock Journal, Fairfax Media *

:: 2016 Young Judges Champions are getting ready for Melbourne


It was great to have some of our Young Judges present at the Sa COuntry Shows Symposium and Young Rural Ambassador Dinner in July. These Young Judges received their unforms from Marino Uniforms, that they will be wearing when they compete at the National Young Judges Championships in September. 

Caitlin Heppner, Merino Fleece Young Judge, Tahlia Lockwood; Meat Sheep Young Judge and Tegan Afford; Dairy Cattle Handler were present at the Dinner. Sponsors Lyn Bissi, Milton King and Simon Bowering were in attendance representing Marino Uniforms. 

(Left - Right, back row: Milton King, Tegan Afford, Lyn Bissi, Janet King (SA Country Shows President), Simon Bowering.
Front: Tahlia Lockwood, Caitlin Heppner)

:: SA Rural Ambassador Handbook

Want to be invovled in the Rural Ambassadors?  Click here to download and see the NEW SA Rural Ambassador Handbook.  Tips for Show Secretaries, Coordinators and Entrants.

:: Closing Dates of Entries in the 2017 Royal Adelaide Show

If you are interested in entering in the 2017 Royal Adelaide Show, the closing date for entries are below.

Beef & Cider - 5 May
Woodcutting - 5 May
Horses-In-Action - 19 May
National Wine Competition - 19 May
Dairy Products - 2 June
Grains & Fodder - 2 June
Beef Cattle & Led Steers - 9 June
Cookery (except Professional Baking) - 9 June
Aquarium Fish - 16 June
Caged Birds - 16 June
Dairy Cattle - 16 June
Girl Guides - 16 June
Goats (except Mohair) - 16 June
Reptiles - 16 June
Scouts - 16 June
Dogs - 23 June
Cats - 23 June
Open Art & Craft - 23 June
Photography - 23 June
Sheaf Tossing - 23 June
Junior Art, Craft & Design and Home Economics - 30 June
Mohair - 30 June
Obedience & Dog Sports - 30 June
Pigs - 30 June
Poultry, Pigeons & Eggs - 30 June
Royal Adelaide Art Prize - 30 June
Professional Baking - 7 July
Dog Weight Pull - 7 July
Horses-In-Action (Secion 4's & Racehorse to Showhorse only) - 7 July
Wine Show - 7 July
Alpacas - 14 July
Cavies - 14 July
Farriers & Blacksmiths Competition - 14 July
Commercial Fruit - 14 July
Honey - 14 July
Horticulture - 14 July
Rabbits - 14 July
Sheep & Wool - 14 July
Technology, Picse, 3D Printing & Subs in Schools - 21 July
Flyball - 28 July
Whip Cracking  - 4 August
Dairy Cattle (Supplementary Entries) - 11 August
Olive & Olive Oil - 11 August
Ute Muster - 11 August
Dog Grooming - 18 August
Orchid Competition - 18 August
Young Judges Competition - N/A

Please note that all entries close at 5pm CST on the dates specified.

Contact:   entries@adelaideshowground.com.au or (08) 8210 5211

:: 2017 Young Rural & Regional Journalist Professional Development Award

This award has been running for 5 years and is based on reporting on SA Country Shows by rural based journalists and photographers.

The Young Rural and Regional Journalist Professional Development Award is an initiative of the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Educational Foundation of SA and Rural Media South Australia (RMSA) and proudly supported by media mentor partners Stock Journal, ABC Rural, Channel Seven and Advertiser.

.For more information <<click here>>

Entries Open:  1st August 2016
Entries Close:  30 April 2017

:: Attention Horse Convenors and Exhibitors

HIA programs that were cancelled due to adverse weather will not be accepted as qualifying points for this season. However due to the unique situation the RA&HS Horse Committee have agreed to accept qualifying results from shows who reschedule their HIA program for a different day. In order to gain qualifying points for the Royal Adelaide Show Competitors need to compete at these rescheduled events or other country shows.

As Shows reschedule their HIA events we will share the dates with you on our Facebook page.

:: 2016 Rural Ambassador Announced