St Ives Show

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St Ives Show 2017 - bringing the country to the city

The St Ives Show will be held at the St Ives Showground on the weekend of May 20 and 21, 2017.

The event, presented by the Northern Suburbs Agricultural and Horticultural Society, showcases the best in arts, crafts, horses, apiculture, aviculture(birds), cooking and baking, horticulture, photography, rabbits and more.

Felicity Lavender is the St Ives Showgirl this year (see photo above).


New attraction! Horse Experience Show comes to St Ives Show


Glen Denholm, Whip Maker extraordinaire, to open 2017 St Ives Show 

One of the favourite attractions at this year’s Sydney’s Royal Easter Show was the Snowy Mountain Station and Horse Experience Show.  Now some of the talents behind those shows are coming to St Ives Showground.

The Horse Experience Show will be held at 11am and 3pm on Saturday only. 

Greg Glasgow,  all-rounder bushman, will introduce you to the stock horse and show you just how agile and versatile this wonderful breed is as he puts his horses though their paces.

Adam Battaglia from Dark Horse Productions will be there with his horses trained for film and television productions as well as the recent main arena event The Man from Snowy River at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Come and see the wild brumby stallion and the ‘Colt from Old Regret’. Adam will show you how he trains his horses to perform the stunts you see on TV and in the movies.

Cracking the whip for us

Glen Denholm, Australian whip maker extraordinaire will be there with his horses, Kanadah and Charlie the Clydesdale, to teach you about the breeds, the gear and what the horses were used for in the past.

You can even get up close and pat Charlie and one or two lucky children may even be able to enjoy a harness ride with this gentle heavy horse just like the farmers use to do to work the fields before tractors came along.

Glen will also open St Ives Show on the main stage at 2.00pm on Saturday. Come along and hear his speech – it should be a ‘cracker’!”

It's show time! You'll see:

  • the best competition entries in arts, crafts, horses, apiculture, aviculture, cooking & baking and photography;

  • the annual all breeds horse show on Sunday;

  • fireworks display at 7.30pm on Saturday evening;

  • Remy's Music Machine will have everyone dancing - not just the kids;

  • Country singer/songwriter, Caitlyn Bryant, will be on stage Saturday and Sunday;

  • Clydesdale heavy horse display on Saturday;

  • Mt Druitt Indigenous Choir enchanted by singing in both the Dharug and English languages;

  • Blue Mountains reptile awareness show;

  • For car enthusiasts - Track Day Club PARKED Car Display - Saturday only;

  • the Australian Light Horse’s A-Troop Richmond, Windsor static display commemorating our World War 1 heroes;

  • Rabbit Show display;

  • Master blacksmith Chris Anderson at work;

  • Animals All animal nursery – lots of cuddly creatures great and small;

  • Pittwater High School Agricultural Display;

  • Kelpies from the Hawkesbury Working Kelpie Stud herding sheep;

  • Pipe Bands Australia first time on both days - Mini Pipe Band, Solo Piping and Quintette Championships and Mass Pipe Bands Display in Main Arena before fireworks on Saturday;

  • Metropolitan Axemen’s Association handicap and championship woodchopping events on Sunday;

  • displays of old farm equipment by the Sydney Antique Machinery Club;

  • musical entertainment by local school bands;

  • 7D mobile cinema in a truck virtual reality experience;

  • •Australian Amusements’ carnival rides, camel and pony rides ... and lots more.

To see more detail about this year's event, visit  to download a Program of Events.

Please email or call 0408 253 563 for further information.



Where: St Ives Showground, Mona Vale Road, St Ives

(between north St Ives and Terrey Hills)

Open: 9am – 9pm, Saturday and 9am – 5pm, Sunday

Entry: Children over 5/seniors/adults – $5.00 each; children under, free

Tickets: Available at the gate

Parking: Free parking available at the ground

Transport: For bus and train timetables visit

Information: Visit or call 0408 253 563.




St Ives Show 2017 Annual Horse Show Program



St Ives Show 2017 Apiculture Schedule and Entry Form



St Ives Show 2017 Art Competition Schedule



St Ives Show 2017 Art Competition General Entry Form



St Ives Show 2017 Art Competition Schools Entry Form



St Ives Show 2017 Cooking and Baking Schedule and Entry Form



St Ives Show 2017 Craft Schedule and Entry Form



St Ives Show 2017 Photography Schedule and Entry Form