Big­gest an­nual West Otago event


The West Otago A&P Show 19th Novem­ber 2016 is an event not to be missed. Show Day in West Otago is the big­gest an­nual event in our com­mu­nity.

It is with plea­sure that I in­tro­duce my­self as the 100th Pres­i­dent of the West Otago A&P So­ci­ety and in­vite you to at­tend our 103rd Show Day.

With such a long his­tory as a com­mit­tee, we have many tra­di­tions and it has been my hon­our to go through the chair.

We live in very spe­cial place, not only of ex­traor­di­nary beauty and scenery, but with peo­ple of ex­traor­di­nary char­ac­ter and an in­cred­i­ble feel­ing of com­mu­nity.

An event like this is only achieved when many peo­ple come to­gether with a com­mon goal, and then work ex­tremely hard to achieve it.

I have never been on a com­mit­tee quite like this one, the com­rade­ship and sup­port you re­ceive is ex­cep­tional and unique.

We rely heav­ily on the wider com­mu­nity for sup­port which comes in the form of spon­sor­ship; with­out which we could not run the show.

Please show your sup­port to our as well as hav­ing a good look around the show.

I per­son­ally can’t wait to get a closer look at an Olympic Gold Medal, an im­pres­sive achieve­ment that all New Zealan­ders are proud of.

Tra­di­tion­ally Show Day is about an­i­mals.

Sheep, Cat­tle and Horses are still a main at­trac­tion and re­flects the ru­ral com­mu­nity that we all live in.

Farm­ing is still the ma­jor in­dus­try in West Otago and show day is your op­por­tu­nity to see your neigh­bour’s an­i­mals, or if you are a more ur­ban dweller get a closer look at the stock you see daily in the pad­docks around you.

Eques­trian at our show is a very big sec­tion with a full day pro­gram and some­thing hap­pen­ing all day in front of the grand stand.

Thank you to my com­mit­tee for all your hard work and thank you to the com­mu­nity of West Otago for sup­port­ing us with your pres­ence….with­out you we have no Show!


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