Measuring Information

The measuring days for 2017/18 are as follows at the Rangiora Stand – access off Coldstream Road (next to railway line):

Sunday 27 August 2017 – gates open at 8.30am, measuring at 9.00am

Saturday 9 September 2017 – gates open at 8.30am, measuring at 9.00am

Saturday 20 January 2018 – gates open at 8.30am, measuring 9.00am until 12.30pm

Measuring undertaken for annual, youngstock or life measures.

Costs are:  $30.50 for a first time certificate, $20.50 remeasure , $10.50 youngstock re-measure, $75.50 for a life.

If you have lost your certificate – you need to contact RAS head Office prior to coming to the measuring stand 0 03 313-1004 or

All life measures must be booked with the stand prior to the measuring day.  Please note the following RAS rules for life measures:

M7 Life Measure

a) A RAS Life Measure may be issued to horses/ponies eight years old and over, or upon attaining a height of 168 cm (except where otherwise described in these rules) provided they have been suitably branded and/or micro-chipped. (See M10 b) and M10 c))

b) Measuring is to be carried out by a RAS Measuring Steward in the presence of another RAS Measuring Steward, both of whom shall sign the RAS Certificate.

c) Applicants must produce a completed RAS Life Measure Form, completed by a practicing Veterinarian.

d) Applicants requiring a RAS Life Measure must have the Horses/Ponies shoes removed and the hooves trimmed.

e) The top copy of the completed Life Measure Form to be forwarded to RAS Head Office and the first carbon copy of the Life Measure Form shall be forwarded for registration to the District Secretary, immediately following issue. The second carbon copy to be filed at the Approved Measuring Stand.

The form referred to in c) above can be obtained from the measuring stand – email