2020 Gavelhouse.com Stallion Parade
The gavelhouse.com Waikato Branch NZTBA stallion parade this weekend (August 22/23) has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After consultation with several stud masters this morning the decision was made not to go ahead with the planned tour.
“It’s unfortunate for the Waikato Branch who have put so much effort into this tour, but we cannot risk up to 100 people going around the Waikato from farm to farm under the current COVID-19 restrictions,” said NZTBA CEO Justine Sclater.
“The breeding season is due to start next week and with the virus so far being contained in Auckland it would be foolhardy to risk jeopardising that by having the public parade.
“Under Level Two the breeding season should be able to go ahead normally, and we would encourage people to make private arrangements with the farms to view their stallions, under circumstances where masks are worn, social distancing is maintained and contact tracing in place.”
With the support of gavelhouse.com and the stud masters the NZTBA plans to produce a digital stud tour to post on their website and share on media platforms in the near future. As well, contact details of the various studs in the Waikato are below. Please contact them to arrange individual visits to view the stallions.
The Ebbett VW National Breeding Awards have been postponed with a tentative date for the Saturday 26th September depending on Covid restrictions. There has been a venue change to the Mystery Creek Events Centre, 125 Mystery Creek Road, Ohaupo 3881, that can provide more capacity to cater and provide for better social distancing requirements.
We will confirm as soon as we can depending on future Government restriction requirements.