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From the athleticism and excitement of the Showjumping to the grace of the loveable Clydesdales, and the discipline and majesty of the Equestrienne Turnout, the Horses in Action Program features the nation’s best horses and riders as they strive for blue ribbon glory.

With more than 2500 entries and an all new schedule, the Horses in Action Competitions includes the prestige of the historical Garryowen Equestrienne Turnout and the World Cup Showjumping.

Head to Herald Sun Arena to see the grace, agility, precision and poise of the horses and their riders. With a variety of different equestrian events across the 11 days of the Show, beginning with the showjumping, the excitement is unforgettable.

When and where to find horses

Daily - Herald Sun Arena

Saturday 23 – Tuesday 26 September

World Cup Showjumping
Tuesday 26 September

Led Clydesdales
Wednesday 27 September (The Weekly Times Livestock Pavilion)

Hunting Horses
Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 September

Harness Section
Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 September

Australian Stock Horses
Wednesday 27 &Thursday 28 September

Saddle Classes
Friday 29 Sept – Saturday 30 September

Turnout Day
Sunday 1 October

Garryowen Equestrienne Turnout
Sunday 1 October

Saddle Ponies and Junior Riding Events
Monday 2 & Tuesday 3 October

Sporting Horses Australian Championships
Tuesday 3 October

Add to Planner Garryowen Equestrienne Turnout

Herald Sun Arena

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  • 1 Oct 10:00am - 1:00pm

In its 83rd year, the Garryowen Equestrienne Turnout continues to be one of the most anticipated and celebrated show horse events on Australia's equestrian calendar. The event is named in memory of champion horse, Garryowen, whose owner Violet Murrel, one of Australia's foremost show riders, died trying to save him from a stable fire in 1934. Since then, the Garryowen Equestrienne Turnout has seen Australia's best female riders vying to win the prestigious trophy. The horses and riders are judged on saddlery, costume, general appearance, riding ability, manners, pace and conformation.

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Add to Planner FEI World Cup Jumping

Herald Sun Arena

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  • 26 Sep 2:00pm - 5:30pm

An event not to be missed, spectators will see some of Australia's best showjumping riders and horses battle it out to win the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show FEI World Cup Qualifying event.  
Horse & rider compete to gain valuable points towards winning the series and being sent to represent Australia at the 2018 World Cup Final.

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Herald Sun Arena

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  • 3 Oct 3:30pm - 7:00pm

Don't miss the Sport Horse Racing Championships, where Australia's best horses race through a variety of fast and exciting events that test the horse and rider's skills, stamina and speed. See who will win the much coveted title of 2017 Australian Champion.

Add to Planner Horses In Action - Full Timetable and Results

It’s never been easier to find out everything you need to know about the Royal Melbourne Show Horses in Action competition, with the full schedule, timetable and live results all available in one place! View online

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