Prue is national parade champ
FORMER Monto girl Prue Jensen may only be 17 but has ability and experience beyond her years.
She has been a successful competitor in the show ring for a number of years, in the junior judging and parading competitions and recently added another win to her achievements.
Prue was named the 2012 Australian Reserve Champion Parader at the national finals held at the Perth Royal Show.
Prue represented Queensland with pride after winning the State title at the Brisbane Exhibition in 2011, which earned her this privilege.
National finalists representing each state contested a ballot for their show beasts and had one hour to prepare them for compe- tition.
Apart from her award in Perth, Prue said the highlight of the event was networking with other young people from rural Australia.
“It was really good meeting people of a similar age and hearing how they cope with their situations,” she said.
Prue started her junior judging and parading pathway after following her three older brothers around the local shows.
Her first major win was the under 15 years class for beef cattle junior judging at the Brisbane Exhibition at the tender age of 11.
At a young age, Prue has some significant achievements to her credit which include:
◗ 2009: Winner Beef ’09 (14-16 years) Beef Cattle Junior Judging (154 competitors);
◗ 2010: State Champion Prime Cattle Junior Judge;
◗ 2011: Champion Beef Cattle Parader, Brisbane Exhibition;
◗ State Champion Beef Cattle Parader;
◗ 2012: Champion Beef Cattle Parader, Santa Gertrudis National Junior Show and School; and
◗ Champion Herdsperson’s Award, Santa Gertrudis National Junior Show and School.
Prue has simple advice for other young people in rural Australia.
“Just keep supporting your local community,” she said.
Prue lives at Bowenville. And she works for the Camm Agricultural Group as an administration assistant at the Wonga Plains Feedlot.
TOP PARADER: Prue Jensen represented Queensland in the national titles at this year’s Royal Perth Show and won Australian Reserve Champion Parader.