Spring Carnival fun for ev­ery­one

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The count­down is on for this year’s Mata­mata A&P Spring Carnival Show which will take place at 129 Sta­tion Rd (on the bound­ary of El­don­wood) on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 7.

Mata­mata A&P ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee mem­ber Lisa Chittick said there would be some­thing for ev­ery­one at the event.

Show pres­i­dent Ian Smith will de­fend his ti­tle. Last year his prize cow took the pres­ti­gious All Breeds Cham­pion Dairy Cow award, so his prepa­ra­tions are in full swing.

New Zealand is host­ing the World Mounted Games in March 2013, and the Mata­mata A&P Spring Carnival Mounted Games sec­tion is a great step­ping stone for those who will be com­pet­ing on the world stage in just a few months.

It is a bril­liant spec­ta­tor sport with high speed and dare­devil an­tics.

There will be lots of trade stores where lo­cal busi­nesses get to ex­hibit their prod­ucts. There are still some spa­ces avail­able.

For those school chil­dren pre­par­ing a calf, lamb or goat for their school Ag Days, there will be the ex­tra op­por­tu­nity for them to show their an­i­mals.

Dairy goat sec­tion com­peti­tors are look­ing for­ward to the show and are show­ing this year un­der a well known South Is­land judge, Mar­garet Prat­t­ley.

Mata­mata Coun­try Mu­sic Club has jumped on board and there will be plenty of club mem­bers on stage en­ter­tain­ing the crowd.

Other en­ter­tain­ment will be pro­vided by As­pire Dance Academy and Mata­mata’s lo­cal leisure march­ing groups, Kaimai Guards and Kaimai Rangers to name a few.

Loads of fun ac­tiv­i­ties and rides for the kids will also be avail­able and plenty of yummy food plus ev­ery­one’s show favourite – candy floss, yes proper candy floss on a stick!

The eques­trian sec­tion of the Spring Carnival has al­ways drawn huge num­bers to the show from around the Waikato re­gion.

One of the ma­jor draw­cards to the event is the Sheep Dog Tri­als and pop­u­lar tri­al­ist Al­lan Smith will once again be in charge. The Sheep Dog Tri­als at­tract huge au­di­ence num­bers ev­ery year.

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