Counting down to Wairoa Show

GETTING READY: Working on the hunter jumps in the equestrian section of the Wairoa A&P Show are Raewyn Foot and Peter Manson. Wairoa Star Picture
TOW AND GO: Rachel Martin on one of the best investments made by the Wairoa A and P Show committee, the tow and go. Wairoa Star Picture

IT will be all about country style at the Wairoa A and P Show this month.

The Show brings together community and family over several days for a plethora of events ranging from showjumping and sheepdog trials to sideshows and rides.

It gets under way on Thursday, January 18 with the equestrian classes.

The equestrian continues on Friday as well as the junior stock judging competition at the sheep pens.

The rodeo competition starts from 5pm on Friday and will feature the popular calf ride and “catch a cowboy” challenge for kids.

The speed shearing follows the rodeo at 7pm.

It is all go on Saturday, with the open rodeo and the shearing competition from 9am in the shearing complex.

The Farmlands rural ironman challenge is always a drawcard for children and adult competitors.

Cash prizes

Cash prizes are up for grabs for the last one standing in the children’s and adult sections.

Fencing enthusiasts have the chance to support competitors in the Eastland Building and Farm Supplies competition on Saturday.

There will also be strong competition in the sheepdog trials.

Loads of entertainment has been planned for all show-goers this year.

TC’s mini jeeps will give younger children the opportunity to drive around on a secure course.

The A and P scarecrow and scotch thistle competition is fun for the whole family. Cash and ribbons are on offer for the best scarecrow design and biggest scotch thistle.

Other entertainment will include Lulu the clown, a children’s zoo and local businesses. Inflatable Madness will feature bouncy castles, bubble soccer and sumo wrestling.

There will be much more to see and do, with plenty of trade exhibitions and creative home industries entries.

There will be free wifi throughout the showgrounds, allowing exhibitors and visitors to stay online.

Excitement builds

Event manager Laura Trowbridge said she was excited about this year’s show.

“We’ve got all the favourites and a few new attractions for the public.

“For the first year at the Wairoa A and P Show, we will be having a gift lamb section,” Ms Trowbridge said.

“This is a great way to get more interest in the sheep pens and to raise a bit of money to help the Show.”

Lambs will be picked up or dropped off Friday afternoon or early Saturday morning.

Judging will take place Saturday morning (on the hoof) and the sheep will be on display at the show for public viewing.

They will be taken away and processed on Monday to then be judged on the hook.

In return for donating the proceeds to the Show, farmers involved will be offered a family membership for the following year for free.

“It would be great to see a few people get on board this year and help support our local show,” Ms Trowbridge said.

IT will be all about country style at the Wairoa A and P Show this month.

The Show brings together community and family over several days for a plethora of events ranging from showjumping and sheepdog trials to sideshows and rides.

It gets under way on Thursday, January 18 with the equestrian classes.

The equestrian continues on Friday as well as the junior stock judging competition at the sheep pens.

The rodeo competition starts from 5pm on Friday and will feature the popular calf ride and “catch a cowboy” challenge for kids.

The speed shearing follows the rodeo at 7pm.

It is all go on Saturday, with the open rodeo and the shearing competition from 9am in the shearing complex.

The Farmlands rural ironman challenge is always a drawcard for children and adult competitors.

Cash prizes

Cash prizes are up for grabs for the last one standing in the children’s and adult sections.

Fencing enthusiasts have the chance to support competitors in the Eastland Building and Farm Supplies competition on Saturday.

There will also be strong competition in the sheepdog trials.

Loads of entertainment has been planned for all show-goers this year.

TC’s mini jeeps will give younger children the opportunity to drive around on a secure course.

The A and P scarecrow and scotch thistle competition is fun for the whole family. Cash and ribbons are on offer for the best scarecrow design and biggest scotch thistle.

Other entertainment will include Lulu the clown, a children’s zoo and local businesses. Inflatable Madness will feature bouncy castles, bubble soccer and sumo wrestling.

There will be much more to see and do, with plenty of trade exhibitions and creative home industries entries.

There will be free wifi throughout the showgrounds, allowing exhibitors and visitors to stay online.

Excitement builds

Event manager Laura Trowbridge said she was excited about this year’s show.

“We’ve got all the favourites and a few new attractions for the public.

“For the first year at the Wairoa A and P Show, we will be having a gift lamb section,” Ms Trowbridge said.

“This is a great way to get more interest in the sheep pens and to raise a bit of money to help the Show.”

Lambs will be picked up or dropped off Friday afternoon or early Saturday morning.

Judging will take place Saturday morning (on the hoof) and the sheep will be on display at the show for public viewing.

They will be taken away and processed on Monday to then be judged on the hook.

In return for donating the proceeds to the Show, farmers involved will be offered a family membership for the following year for free.

“It would be great to see a few people get on board this year and help support our local show,” Ms Trowbridge said.

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