by Belinda Elton 5THE FM’s newsonline wattlerangenow
On the weekend of the 8th, 9th & 10th of November saw Millicent hold their Annual Spring show. Friday night is well known for the Dale Teagle Motocross and there spectacular colourful fireworks display but due to wet weather the motocross was postponed until Saturday afternoon. That resulted in the gate taking’s being down to previous years.
Saturday the weather cleared up and was much nicer which bought the public out to the show. The motocross was run on the Saturday along with loads of other things for the family to enjoy.
Horses in Action
The horse advents ran all weekend with plenty of competitors and the weather not deterring them. It also proved to be popular with plenty of spectators each day. The line-up of advents for horses were as followed:
Friday Saturday Sunday
Show jumping Show jumping Show jumping
Pony Club Advents Back to back open Qualifying Ring Led/Breed Ring
Non Qualifying Ring Open Hack & Hunter Dressage
Local Events Harness Stockman’s Challenges
Kids Fun Ring
Side Show Alley
Side show Alley was a popular spot both Friday and Saturday for people of all ages. There were approximately 12 show rides to choose from for all ages and around 8 side show games to play with heaps of different prizes to be won.
Show Person Competition
Saturday bought the judging of junior show people awards there were 7 categories ranging from 12 month to 15 years old. The judging was done by Rural Ambassadar Kayla Marks, Sheryl Lowe Manager of 5thefm radio station Millicent and from the show society Colleen Mortimer. The slasher were presented by Young Rural Ambassador Rachel Smith.
- Baby of the show went to Layla Rainsford
- Master Toddler 1-3yrs went to Kaeleb Muhouics
- Miss Toddler 1-3yrs went to McKinlee Muhauics and runner up was Ruby Suclan
- Master Tiny Tot 4-6yrs went to Rylan Mckay
- Miss Tiny Tot 4-6yrs went to Mia Gysbers and runner up Kelsey Mitchan
- Junior Show Person 7-11yrs went to Ben Hann and runner up Montana Mckay
- Senior show person 12-15yrs went to Dolly Marrs and runner up Cheyene Mckay
This year the school display was on show in a marquee due to the hall being unsafe for the public. All school did a magnificent job with their display with so much to see and we could all tell that the children put in a lot of effect with their work. Well done to all school that participated.
In the hall
The show hall pavilion consisted of Exhibits like Art, photography, crafts, cooking, produce and cut flower. On Friday morning the judging took place for these sections of exhibits. All these categories were well supported with lots of enters as it is a favourite at the show.
The applicants in the cattle section this year were down then previous years seeing a lots of sections with no entrants. The cattle section relays on sponsors for each category. Once again Millicent community has been kind with many local business supporting this event. The major award for the day was the Bruce Towers Supreme Exhibit Memorial Trophy won by “Baker’s Group” Woonalee-Hallmark. To win this award you have successfully complete and win 3 consecutive section on the day. This is known as the stud section and judging this category was Garry Glasson from Elders.
The Millicent show has an animal section that is very popular with the young children. All children like looking at the goats, alpaca, lambs, dogs and kittens.
Congratulations to everyone who received a prize in this year’s show.
Editors Note: 5 THE FM’s Belinda Elton also received a first, a second and a third for her photography entries in the Millicent Show Photography Category.