WELCOME to the SHC Competitor's association. We are proud to hold 3 Grand National qualifying shows throughout the year in South Australia. The association is purley a not for profit organization run by volunteers. It continue's it's long history of offering a friendly competative environment for show horse enthusiasts and young riders. New members are always welcome.
We work in conjunction with the SA Equestrian Centre at Glenelg North and are working on a complete upgrade to the centre over the coming years. To improve the venue and continue the long held tradition of horse events in the metropolitan area.
Signifigant fundraising and grants will hopefully bring this to fruition.
Our current committee is dedicated to improving show horse events in SA and we welcome any new idea's to help fund these improvments to bring together the various horse communities to enjoy this local ground.
The Association was established in the early 1960's by a dedicated group of horse owners and competitors from various areas of the sport. Their intention was to liaise with the Royal Show to improve the number and type of classes held at the Adelaide Show each year and to assist local shows with the running of their shows.
Many notable identities such as Dorothy Mansom,Dudley Roesler (Our President Geraldine's father),Harold Horsfall, Phil Spurling, John Patton, June Wilson, Greg Crocker, Lyn Ball, Mary Wilson and Gwen Noblett, to name just a few, have contributed significantly, especially in the early years to the growth and respect which the Association so highly regards.
For many years, the Association annually conducted the "City of Adelaide Titles " in the parklands at the corner of Greenhill and Unley Roads. It could be suggested that this competition was the forerunner to Champion of Champions and Horse of the Year competitions as we know them.
The rules of the Association state that our objectives are "To foster interest in horse riding and to promote tuition and show activities" which we continually strive to achieve and "to establish or promote and subscribe to, or become a member of, any other association or club whose objectives are similar".
In January 2003, the Association became a Constituent Affiliate of the Show Horse Council of Australasia Inc. (this body was formed in NSW around twenty years ago and is the largest Show Horse body of its kind operating in all states of Australia ). This affiliation was the first granted to an organisation in South Australia and ensures that the qualifications gained by our members at shows conducted by the Association or other affiliates are recognised by all Royal Shows within Australia.
For many years, the Association has conducted, Champion of Champions, again the first show in South Australia to be granted the status of a Grand National qualifying event. This show has become a premier event on the Show Horse Calendar, the entries are increasing each year and the quality of horses and riders must be seen to be appreciated. The committee works very hard each year to put this event together and is indebted to the most generous sponsors who support and make this event such a wonderful spectacle.
In January each year we run the Australia Day Spectacular GN Qualifying show as well as a Junior show case show later in the year.
Champion of Champions Horse of the Year show is our state championship event and is closed to SA members and rider.(Rules Apply)
In 2016 we have changed a part of our name to better reflect that we are a SHC affiliate. We now use SHC Competitor's Association as our main name. We have kept out Logo Horses in Action Competitors Association as a nod to our heritage.
The committee encourage written comment from interested persons and members in order that we can provide a service which benefits all horse competitors. We strive to follow up and resolve any issues that may be of concern to riders and owners of show horses promptly and professionally. We have at our disposal the services of many expert people in a range of areas only too willing to assist us.