Golden Shears

Golden Shears

The best sheep shearers, wool pressers and wool handlers put it all on the line in the world's premier competition for the top titles at the Golden Shears each February/March.

The three day event includes novice, junior, intermediate, senior and open shearing competitions along with junior, senior and open wool handling events and singles wool pressing competitions, as well as the coveted triathlon award. 

The major events, finals, and live entertainment are held on Friday and Saturday night, with plenty of great family fun, action and excitement. 

World Shearing Champs in Masterton 
Save the date for the 20th Golden Shears World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships held in New Zealand, at the home of Golden Shears in Masterton, over four days on March 4-7 2026.

Keep up-to-date on their Facebook page here.

War Memorial Stadium
Dixon Street
Masterton 5810
New Zealand
+64 6 378 8008