Recog­ni­tion well de­served for lo­cal judge

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“I just got up to say my speech and could see all these faces I was so ex­cited, happy and hon­oured.”

Judg­ing ev­ery­thing from ponies, Gal­loways and har­ness, Mrs Grentell said she wouldn’t have it any other way and the in­volve­ment is some­thing she truly loves.

“I can’t ride any­more so that’s one way of still be­ing in­volved in it all,” she said.

“I was born into the pas­sion of horses and it never goes away it just seems to stay there.” Pro­vid­ing her ex­per­tise to younger stew­ards and judges at the show, Mrs Grentell em­pha­sised that she doesn’t do these things for the re­ward, she does them for the pure en­joy­ment.

“I never ex­pected some­thing like this,” she said.

“I re­ally en­joy see­ing the smaller chil­dren com­pete and I in­sti­gated that the smaller ones all get a rib­bon to keep them in­volved with horse in­dus­try.”

Not only does she take a seat in the judges chair at the Royal Melbourne each year, Mrs Grentell also gets to travel the world do­ing what she loves, hav­ing al­ready been to Sin­ga­pore, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the UK to show­case her skills.

With no in­ten­tion of stop­ping any­time soon, Mrs Grentell is look­ing for­ward to see­ing what the fu­ture holds for the in­dus­try, and looks for­ward to warm­ing that judge’s seat at next year’s Melbourne Show.

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