Young sis­ter act loves Ekka

Radke girls sad­dle up for suc­cess in show’s pony events

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - Noel Thomp­son noel.thomp­son@cnbtimes.com.au

THREE Radke girls came home from the Ekka with mem­o­ries and rib­bons from their first royal show.

Mono­go­rilby sisters Grace, 5, Eve, 6, and Jill Radke, 8, com­peted for the first time at the Bris­bane Ekka in the pony events.

They rode their great aunt Glo­ria Parker’s black pony, Mon­tego Show­girl.

Grace won first prize in the girl rider 5 years and un­der 6 years.

“The Ekka was the best show ever,” Grace said.

Man­ag­ing to keep their nerves un­der con­trol, the three girls were up against some stiff com­pe­ti­tion . They man­aged to take out plac­ings in all their classes.

“It was so much fun rid­ing in the big ring,” Jill said.

“I caught up with my old friends and I made a new one.

“The night show at the Ekka was ex­cel­lent but the fire­works were the best.”

PHOTO: FIONA RADKE

PROUD AS PUNCH: Five-year-old Grace Radke re­ceives her blue rib­bon at the Bris­bane Ekka.

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