Clydesdale Spectacular 2024


Boonah Showgrounds, Qld Australia
15th & 16th June 2024

Clydesdales & Heavy Horses

The Clydesdale breed of horse has a long history in the Scenic Rim dating back to the 1800’s when Mr Arnold Wienholt had the Wienholt Clydesdale Stud in Maryvale, a stud of some 400 horses. The Clydesdale breed in Queensland and in the Scenic Rim has been kept alive by the Ehrich Families and their enormous history and passion for the breed. The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular showcases the best of the breed and attracts breeders from Queensland and interstate. The Clydesdale Spectacular boasts the largest prize purse in the Southern Hemisphere with the Supreme Champion Clydesdale Exhibit taking home $2,000 in cash and winner of "The Thistle" Champion of Champions takes home $5,000 cash.

Scottish Pipe & Drum Bands

Scottish Pipes and Drums Bands who play throughout both days lend a colourful atmosphere to this fabulous event, with every performance proclaiming the Scottish ancestry of the Scenic Rim.  The Amberley Pipes & Drums, and the Warwick Thistle Pipe Bands are faithful regulars, with other guest Bands appearing.   If there’s a drop of Scottish blood coursing through your veins, or if you’re simply drawn to the drone of the pipes and drums, their music alone makes the SRC Spectacular worthwhile attending!!  You’ll be treated to the continuous air of many a lively Scottish Highland reel (dance) or the hauntingly beautiful lament of the pipes, with the exciting thump or slow and deliberate march of the drums.

The proud Clan colours and the swing of the pleated tartan kilts are a visual feast to behold. The Piperswear full Scottish Highland dress in proud display of its symbolism.  From the meticulously draped and fixed Pipers Plaid, the Feather Bonnet, the horse hair sporran, the dirks, the jewels and the buckles, it is truly a display of spectacular Gaelic tradition.

A Message from the Minister

Message from the Minister for Tourism and Sport, The Hon. Michael Healy MP

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular which highlights the personality and uniqueness of the Scenic Rim region.

Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular is supported by the Queensland Government through the current round of Tourism and Events Queensland’s Queensland Destination Events Program, which strives to highlight the vital link between the wonderful events we host in our great state and the diverse destinations in which they take place.

Events such as Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular foster community pride, impart local culture with all who visit and make meaningful contributions to the local economy.

Beyond Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular, there is so much to see, do and experience in the Scenic Rim region. I encourage all visitors from far and wide to soak in all the delights of the Scenic Rim region and make the most of all the experiences unique to this special part of Queensland.

Congratulations to the organisers plus all those involved in working tirelessly to stage such a great event and for being part of the Queensland Destination Events Program.





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