Weather turns it on for A&P show

North Waikato News - - News -

A large ar­ray of exhibitions were on dis­play at the Te Kauwhata A&P Show’s 60th event on De­cem­ber 13.

Peo­ple came from the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Franklin dis­tricts to com­pete in a va­ri­ety of events.

Th­ese in­cluded calf club, beef, dairy, horse and pony events, as well as a sec­tion for dairy goats and don­keys.

Good weather and loads of en­ter­tain­ment made it a fun day for the fam­ily to en­joy.

Adding to the fun, sheep rac­ing proved a crowd pleaser along with ro­man­tic rides on a Cly­des­dale drawn car­riage.

SE­NIOR: (Above) Com­pe­ti­tion was tough in the all breeds dairy sec­tion.

RE­LAX: Cheyne Stan­away and her horse Karanganui Lodge Born to Rhythm take a break after com­pet­ing in the sad­dle hunters, win­ning sec­ond and third place, at the Te Kauwhata A&P Show.

WELL DONE: Emma Thor­burn, 9, gives her calf Bella a hug after fin­ish­ing first place in rear­ing, sec­ond in lead­ing and third place in dairy type.

WIN­NER: Sheep rac­ing brought smiles to the wait­ing crowds with Mint Saucey tak­ing out first place.

Pho­tos: FRANCES FER­GU­SON

PRIDE: Jane Sharps and Ge­orgie take five after win­ing re­served cham­pion in the minia­ture horse sec­tion.

WARMUP: Ju­nior com­peti­tors take their horses through their paces be­fore com­pet­ing.

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