Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular is gearing up for a major exhibition

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Come and celebrate the gentle giants of the horse world on 12 and 13 June and see why they are recognised as ‘the breed that built the nation’
Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular
Clydesdales and bagpipes take centre spotlight at the Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular –photo Russell Shakespeare

You will see these Gentle Giants in action, along with their very small cousin the Shetland, and get to taste a Haggis Burger.

More action on the program will include seeing the current Billy Boiling champion in action, and witness three horses abreast in harness and pulling a carriage.

You can also try whip cracking with an expert, and hear the Scottish pipes a-calling, among other experiences.

This will all take place at the richest Clydesdale Show in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Over two days a full program of Clydesdale competition will take place at the Boonah QLD Showground, including led, carriage and harness classes.

The program also features harness making, blacksmithing, wheelwrights, timber sculpting, horse-drawn ploughing demonstrations, driving displays, whip plaiting and  campfire cooking.

Additional highlights include the Queensland Whip Cracking Championships, the World Billy Boiling Championships, wood chopping, shingle cutting demonstrations, working dog displays, Friesian Horse Troupe performances and bush poetry.

In tribute to the Scottish descendants who moved to the region and brought their beloved Clydesdales, the event includes the Pipe and Drum Bands, Calling of the Clans, the Clydesdale and Clan Class and traditional Scottish caber tossing.

There’ll be whiskey, haggis burgers and Scots are encouraged to attend in their tartan clan kilts.

Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular

The Boonah region’s Clydesdale heritage is unique, and began around the 1840s.

When the Australian Clydesdale numbers began to decline in the 1960s, Pat and Col Ehrich and their families were instrumental in maintaining the breed when it almost disappeared.

The breed is still listed as ‘vulnerable’ internationally.

Boonah’s Clydebuilt

This famous landmark is a towering 3 metre sculpture of a Clydesdale landmark that stands bastion at the entry to Boonah QLD is a by internationally acclaimed artist Andy Scott.

The statue was built in a local Butter Factory workshop and a local economic development committee raised the funds to buy it after it had been displayed at the Swell Sculpture by the Sea Festival in Sydney.

The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular is a sub-committee of the Boonah Show Society Inc. and is supported by the Scenic Rim Regional Council.

The Boonah Show will run from 28 & 29 May 2021. The Campdraft on 6 June 2021, and the
Clydesdale Spectacular will run from 12 to 13 June 2021

For all enquires contact the Secretary, Mrs Beth Hern at the show office on tel: 07 5463 1124, or on mobile: 0427 200 271. Email: or see the website at: