2017 - Our 21st Heavy Horse Field days event  fast approaching which will be held on Saturday and Sunday (20th May & 21st May) and planning is well under way and we need your assistance to make 2017 event a memorable one for all.

St Heliers Heavy Horse Field Days was formed in 1996 and is a great weekend for people with an interest or own the heavy horse breeds like Clydesdales, Shires, Percherons and Draught horses. The event is held at the St Heliers Exhibition Grounds, St Heliers Rd, Muswellbrook in May, only a couple of minutes north of Muswellbrook and 15mins from Scone in the Hunter Valley. For the heavy horse owner the competition/events are open to all recognised heavy horse breeds and runs for 2 days. Events include led, ridden, slide and long rein, ploughing and carriage events as well as a lot of fun with novelty events for everyone. The objective of St Heliers field days is to show and pass onto not only spectators but horse owners as well what it was like in the ‘old days’ but the versatility of Heavy Horse breeds and the gentle nature of these beautiful animals.

For the spectators there is plenty to see with attendances in 2016 being up to 74 heavy horses and well over 2300+ interested public over the 2 day event. There are stall holders selling arts and craft, antiques, heavy horse harness and memorabilia with plenty of food outlets to keep all satisfied over the weekend. With a community bonfire Saturday night plus unpowered on-site camping sites available for the competitors, who can now make a weekend of it! Competitors come from all over NSW to compete. Competitors and visitors are not only people on the land but people that have these breeds of horses from Sydney and surrounding areas - Southern Highlands (all villages) – West n Nth West Suburbs of Sydney as well Goulburn – Yass – Maitland – Dungog – Kempsey - Armidale – Tamworth - Armidale and Nelson bay area. 

  • Spectators & visitors that wish to stay overnight camping - caravans etc and tents are most welcome - sites are unpowered with basic facilities, Cost is $5.00 per night. These sites are adjacent to the Exhibition ground.


 We thank you for taking the time to read the above and please feel free to contact us at any time.

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