Home grown entrants receive Warragul Show top honours

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Winner of the Reserve Champion Working Farm Horse category at the 2016 Warragul Show Photo: Emily Gorst

Local entries were awarded the top prize in every major category at this years Warragul Show. 

Entries from across Gippsland were presented a vast array of Championship ribbons at the Warragul and West Gippsland’s Agricultural Society’s 131st Warragul Show, over the weekend.

 

Organisers of the Warragul Show say they were disappointed by the significant decrease in Exhibitor numbers in the cattle rings program. 

However, they hope the drop in numbers is a once off occurrence.

President of the Warragul and West Gippsland Agricultural Society, Bruce Pratt, says he is thankful for the community’s attendance and support from local organisations. 

President of the Warragul and West Gippsland Agricultural Society, Bruce Pratt, said he was thankful for the community’s attendance and support from local organisation.

“(The Warragul and West Gippsland Agricultural Society) want to thank all the people from Warragul and surrounding areas for coming”, Mr Pratt said.

“We thank our traders, our volunteers and the people that entertained the crowds with wildlife , climbing, puppets, music, stilts, Alpacas, piglets, sheep shearing, whip cracking, fireworks, face painting, chain saw sculpting etc.

“The People that manned our gates and the Police, SES and the CFA for your valuable assistance and Abserv for our sound requirements. Some probably have not been mentioned but we thank you all for another great show.”

 

A carnival atmosphere accompanied Friday night’s program with mostly young adults enjoying the vast variety of entertainment on offer, while families chose to attend traditional show activities the following day. 

Local police praised the behaviour of young show patrons at the shows carnival on Friday and were pleased to report a trouble free show.

 

 

 

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