The Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society(SAPS) was established to promote the development of the agricultural, pastoral, horticultural, viticultural and stock raising in the Seymour region. SAPS is affiliated with Victorian Agricultural Shows Ltd and Equestrian Victoria and a member of the Central & Upper Goulburn Agricultural Societies’ Group. Read about our History.
Anne S. Davidson
Vivian Beaumont & Cherie Matthews
Pam P. Beerens
James Anderson, Taylan Atar, Glenn Barry, Etienne Beaumont, Enola Halpin, Emma Henne, Gay Lewis, Ian Mot, Rev. Richard Pennington, Robert Richardson, Belinda Scott, Zoe Welsh, Annie van Dorsser, Kerry Williams, Sarah Winter Irving.
Representatives of the Victorian Agricultural Shows Ltd
Dr. John Dalziel
Dr. Andrew Hogan
Honorary Life Members
T. Allen, Vivian Beaumont, W. Binion, N. Bjorksten, Margaret Broers, Duncan Chisholm, Coral Cole, Allan Coulson, John Dalziel, David Freeman, Margot Green, Mary Greenshields, Martin Grimwade, Ken Hall, Bernie Hangan, Robert Hayes, Chris Head, Glenise Heywood, Andrew Hogan, Ron Holden, Wes Jeffery, Dennis Leahy, John McCracken, Norm McLarty, Phil McLean, John Miller, John Munckton OAM, Peter Robinson, Jason Ronald OAM, Barbara Smith, Doug Smith, Bryan Tehan, Marg U'ren, Richard Wallis, Bob Webster.
The Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society was founded in 1858 and is the oldest local community organisation and one of the oldest agricultural societies in Australia. In fact the Seymour A & P Society has been around longer than the Commonwealth of Australia, the State of Victoria and the Melbourne Cup not to mention Moomba and the AFL Grand Final but 1858 was the year that Aussie rules was first played between Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College.
Our Show has occupied several venues around Seymour but settled in 1905 at Kings Park, Tallarook Street Seymour and has continued there to this day. As with most Show Societies there were years when there was no Show particularly during the First and Second World Wars. Some families have had a long association with the Society including the Wallis Family, the Tehan’s, the O’Sullivan’s, the Heywood’s and the McKenzie’s. Now a Council of 20 and 30 Life Members run the Society and produce not only the Annual Show but also assist with the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo, the Annual Working Sheep Dog Trials, the Tastes of the Goulburn Festival Day, various Seminars and also Grant Scholarships to young locals pursuing tertiary studies.
This unique Scholarship has been running for over 20 years. The Scholarship aims to assist Students from our Region who are studying or planning to study at a Tertiary level. Students may be studying fields as diverse as Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Engineering and Medicine. A past recipient has gone on to become President of a Show Society in regional Victoria.
This Scholarship is valued at $5,000. A written letter describing your Expression of Interest in receiving this Scholarship can be emailed or posted to the Seymour Agricultural & Pastoral Society by the 15th of January each year.
Contributions - which are eligible for a TAX RECIEPT, are welcome at any time to the Trust Fund to ensure the continuation of this Scholarship.
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1999 Hugh Robinson & Russell Wolfe
2001 Lauren O'Connor
2002 Richard Stecher & Monica Kelly
2004 Tom Wallis & Andrew Crowe
2005 Kate Coulson & Sarah Challis
2006 Kirsty Thomson & Joel Kopanica
2007 Elise Doyle, Grace Frank & Prue Hateley
2008 Tracy Halpin, Hugh Thomson, Murray Bullen
2009 Laura Mundy
2010 Kirsty-Lee McBean
2011 Aaron Vague
2012 Jared Polkinghorne
2013 Nathan Farrell
2014 Hannah Anderson
2015 Zoe Taylor
2016 Ian Mot
2017 Oliver Hogan & Elizabeth Head
2018 Olivia Aquilina & Daniel McLarty
2019 Sarah Winter-Irving & Etienne Beaumont
2020 MacKenzie Spencer & Todd Lawrence
2021 Georgia Cronin
2022 Darcie Hanson
2023 Luella Drinnan