Ekka Media Kit 2023

SOME OF AUSTRALIA’S BEST HORSES AND RIDERS COMPETE AT THE EKKA EACH YEAR. More than 15 breeds of horses will be showcased on the Main Arena, with some of the riders as young as two years old. The best time to see the horses being judged is from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 August.

The new Queensland Off-The Track Program Showcase class in the Showjumping Competition is offering the largest prize money ($50,000) paid for any Off-The- Track exclusive showjumping class in Australia. The class promotes life after racing opportunities for retired racehorses.

Thoroughbred and Standardbred Day is a race day style event where the two versatile racing breeds compete for the sought-after Champion of their Breed Title. This is one of the most glamourous days at the Ekka, with the horse handlers presenting their animals to the judges in their formal race attire. The Fashions on the Field Competition presented by Brisbane Racing Club is also held on this day, with more than $6,000 worth of prizes to be won across nine competition classes.



Sunday 13 August

Riders with Disabilities


Thoroughbred and Standardbred Day Turnout RNA Young Judges Competition Gentleman Rider Classes Welsh Ponies Welsh Moutain Ponies - Led Welsh Ponies of Cob Type & Welsh Cobs Welsh Pony Under Saddle Novice Show Hunter Galloway Open Show Hunter Galloway Part Bred Welsh Ponies - Led Shetland Ponies - Led Part Bred Welsh Ponies - Under Saddle Shetland Ponies - Ridden Novice Show Hacks Open Show Hacks Novice Show Hunter Hack Clydesdales - Led Australian Ponies - Led Australian Saddle Ponies - Led Show Galloway Hacks Percherons - Led Percherons Part Bred - Led Clydesdales - Under Saddle Percheron - Under Saddle Percheron Part Bred - Under Saddle Percheron Part Bred - Working Australian Pony - Under Saddle Australian Saddle Ponies - Under Saddle Riding Ponies - Show Hunter - Led Open Show Hunter Hacks Clydesdale - Working Percheron - Working Open Show Hacks Lady Rider Classes

8am-12pm & 1pm-3pm 3pm-4pm 3pm-4.30pm 4pm-6pm

Monday 14 August

9am-12pm 9:am-12pm 9am-12pm 9am-12pm

8:30am-12pm 8:30am-12pm 2pm-6pm 2pm-6pm 2pm-6pm 2pm-6pm 2pm-6pm 2pm-6pm 1:30pm-3pm 3pm-6pm 8:30am-10am 10am-12pm 8am-12pm 8am-12pm 8am-12pm 1pm-6pm 1pm-6pm 1pm-6pm 1pm-6pm 1pm-6pm 1pm-6pm 1pm-6pm 1pm-6pm 1pm-4:30pm 1pm-4:30pm 1pm-4:30pm 1pm-6pm

Tuesday 15 August

Wednesday 16 August

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