Yass Shows its spirit

The woodchopping events drew good crowds on Sunday morning. Photo: RS Williams.Yass Show photosMore Yass Show photosCars littered the streets around the Yass Showground on the weekend for the 152nd Yass Show.
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People from all walks got involved in all the events and attractions including the antique farm machinery, shearing competition, yard dog trials, woodchopping, vintage and veteran cars, equine show jumping and all the other livestock events.

Youngsters fell in love with the rides, the magic shows and the other attractions on offer both days.

The turnout was a pleasant surprise for organisers and Yass Show Society President Rob McAuliffe couldn’t be happier with the result.

“It was brilliant, very busy with big crowds; it really was better than expectations and the weather was the best part about it,” he said

“The highlight for me was watching the clydesdales do the barrel racing.”

He said the Professional Bull Riding was particularly popular.

“That is always a success and a great drawcard, a lot of people come along to watch the event, it is really entertaining.”

Mr McAuliffe said although they received some enquiries for volunteering, they needed some training before they were thrown in the deep end.

“We will need to get them trained up for next year to show them the ropes a bit more.”

This year’s Yass Show included two new features; the Barrel Racing with heavy horses and the Gourmet Gallop, which showcased great local food and wine available for purchase.

“I think the popularity of the Yass Show comes from the variety of events, competitions and we really have a good livestock following. These new features created more variety to the line-up.”

Mr McAuliffe said that although it was disappointing there was no Yass Show Girl in 2015, it wasn’t to the detriment of the show.

“She was definitely missed and hopefully we will have one next year.

“It is a big commitment for them as they have to go through many hoops, which is hard when the girls have full time jobs or families.”

Eilish McCormack, Vice President of the Agricultural Show Council next generation, opened the show and welcomed residents and visitors onto the grounds on Saturday.

The Yass Show Society would like to thank all the sponsors for the 2015 Show, and in particular the major sponsors. Without this sponsorship, it would be difficult to hold an event with ribbons, prizemoney and fabulous entertainment for all.

“A big thank you to all the volunteers, it’s events like these that show the community spirit,” Mr McAuliffe added.

Anyone that wants to be involved in the 2016 event should contact the show society at [email protected]南京夜网.

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