Recognition well deserved for local judge
“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.