With it’s wide open spaces, small nooks and laneways, this historical precinct boasts an event centre like no other.

A fully functioning workshop hosts an array of casual staff, volunteers and job seekers, engaged through a variety of employment programs to give people opportunity to upskill and prepare for permanent employment.

We have many visitors to ‘Maydale Reserve’ and these include people transporting horses. We provide a resting place for horses allowing them to unwind and have a drink while their owners clean their float and use our facilities. To ensure this service can continue to be provided, we charge a $10 facility fee so we appreciate visitors phoning ahead so we can unlock toilets and yards etc.  We close for several weeks between Christmas and mid-January.  (Follow our Facebook page for opening times, during this period).


Camping is only permitted if you’re attending the Horsham Show, WMHVS Swap Meet, Horsham Country Music Festival, Horsham Fishing Contest, 150km Feast, Art is Festival, Horsham Horse Show or travelling with livestock.  If you are travelling with horses, please book your stables & camp site here.


CASUAL bookings for horse stables and camping is available for short stopovers for transporters of livestock/horses. For hire details please contact the Venue Manager, Andrea Cross on 0400425254 or BOOK HERE.

SHOW SEASON Stable & camping bookings for the Horsham Show and Wimmera Show season are to be made via www.nominate.com.au.

FACILITY FEE  If you are meeting a horse specialist at the Maydale Reserve (this is private land owned by the Horsham Ag Society) or travelling with horses and need a break between long distance driving, you are welcome to use our facilities to water and exercise your ponies.  We also have a straw pit if you need to clean out your float.  The facility fee for this is $10 and payable prior to arriving (out of hours) or pop into the office Tuesday – Thursday between 10am – 5.30pm).   Please phone ahead if your arrival is out of office hours and deposit the fee via direct debit to:  Westpac BSB 033-629 AC 490773 and BOOK IN HERE for our record keeping as per our COVIDSafe Plan.


Nestled in the heart of Horsham, with the grounds overlooking the Wimmera River, The Cattle Shed is the perfect venue for your special event.  Step inside and immediately you will feel a special kind of connection to a piece of living history in its rustic surrounds.  With stunning backdrops, the surrounding stables and rustic buildings at the Horsham showgrounds are unique.

Just 3.5 hours from Melbourne and 2 hours from the SA border, The Cattle Shed is a must visit when you book a tour of the historic showgrounds through the Horsham Ag Society.

THE CATTLE SHED HIRE for weddings.

THE CATTLE SHED HIRE special occasions


The Maydale Pavilion is the biggest shed in Horsham which hosts sheep sales, expos, and shows, including the annual agricultural show.

MAYDALE PAVILION HIRE for special occasions (not including weddings)


Wimmera Poultry Club
Horsham Wimmera Kennel Club


The Horsham Ag Society is the auspicing body which hosts the Grand Annual Horsham Agricultural Show and so much more. The Society is the caretaker of half of the Horsham Showgrounds – not including the Horsham Greyhound Club, grandstand, track and arena.