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Measuring Dates 2024 Season

No dates set at present

Measuring Fees 2024 Season 

  • PLEASE NOTE: There has been a price increase for all measuring services  


First Measure (including card) - $40 per pony/horse

Pre-Registration Measure - $40

Annual re-measure - $25 per pony/horse

Youngstock Measure - $15 per pony/horse

Life Measure - $100 per pony/horse

Replacement Cards only available via RAS Head Office - $76

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Marlborough Equine Measuring Dates Booking Form - now open


RAS has introduced a pre-registration form for a first ever measure.

Owners with a new horse or pony that has never had a RAS height

Certificate issued can pre-register with the RAS Head Office and receive

a height certificate from them before they go to a measuring stand. All

applicable information such as horse/pony name, sex, colour, birth year

and classification will be populated on the form for presentation at the

measuring stand where the measure can be recorded. Applicable fees are paid

to RAS at the time of pre-registration. to learn more about the pre-registration

process please see the RAS website.

Measuring Health & Safety Rules

  • Horses/Ponies (excluding miniatures) 3 years and over are required to be presented for measuring in a bridle and shall have a bit in their mouth. The reins or the lead shall be connected to the bit.

  • Handlers to be 14 years and over, except for Stallions over 148cm which must have handler 17 years and over AND a second handler.

  • Handlers to wear enclosed shoes, preferably safety-toe.

  • The Measuring area should be clear of handlers and owners when waiting for measuring.

  • No Children under 6 years to be in the vicinity of the measuring area.

  • No horses will be measured if suspected of any forbidden substance, and testing may be carried out as per the RAS rules.

  • Owners are responsible for cleaning up their horse droppings.

  • Entering the measuring stand is at your own risk.

Extra Information

  • Only horses/ponies booked will be measured on the day – do not arrive with extras and expect them to be measured.

  • Each horse/pony requires a booking.

  • All horses over 3 years must be presented in bridles.

  • The RAS Height certificate must be presented for re-measuring.

  • If you have an old style height card which does not has no room for additional annual measures, or have the space for a Life Measurement, you must also apply to the RAS for a new card.

  • Missing lost or stolen cards must be purchased through the RAS Office, *** they cannot be issued on the stand***

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before schedules appointment.

  • Horses/ponies should be appropriately presented with feet recently trimmed.

  • LIFE Measures are available for horses and/or ponies 8 years and over or upon attaining 168cm. Forms are available by contacting the office and must be completed by your vet prior to arrival at the measuring stand.

  • For any further information relating to the Rules around measuring refer to the RAS website

  • We reserve the right to charge the relevant Measuring Fee for missed appointments without prior cancellation.

  • Please remove your horse manure ‘before’ you leave

  • Please make a booking via the form below.

  • Any queries please email, or phone Michelle 027 673 2514.

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