Story: Shows and field days

Miniature horse

Miniature horse

By the end of the 20th century, the animal classes at shows increasingly featured specialty animals and pets rather than the main farm breeds. Miniature horses, which stand no more than a metre high, were introduced to New Zealand as pets in the 1980s. This one is on display at the Christchurch A & P Show. In 2007 there were over 7,000 registered animals, and an active New Zealand Miniature Horse Association.

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Jock Phillips, 'Shows and field days - Showing animals, produce and machinery', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 January 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008