73rd Dalgety Show - A Stunning Success!
WOW!! What a fabulous weekend was had for the 73rd running of the Dalgety Show.
The sun finally made an appearance after much welcomed rain to the area on Saturday and didn't the people come out and enjoy a day at the show. Our gate showed just under 2000 of you came to the only show in NSW on the banks of the Snowy River and from all the smiles that were on show, we know that you all had a marvellous time.
A big thank you to all of our entrants, the pavilion was over flowing with so many wonderful entries with the photography section well up on the 2016 entries and judge Paul McIver commenting on the high standard of entries making his job a little more challenging.
Our cattle, poultry & sheep again we well attended with many spectators commenting on the volumes of animals being shown and how lovely it was to be able to be up and close to animals that you often only see in a paddock in the distance.
The Stockmans Challenge was a massive success in its 2nd year and the first running of our new novelty race, The Mates Race, was lots of fun and many smiles on the faces of the entrants.
The Axeman had the crowds pack in to watch the skill of man and axe make light work of the wood. Always a popular event the Axeman had a great day and will be back again in 2018!
Neil Lynch and his working dogs team were very pleased with their level of entries and results of the working dogs section will be posted in a few days for you to all see.
The show ring was full of show jumping horses, a few hack rings and our fun ring and word for horse committee volunteer Sarah Woodhouse is that all entrants had a very enjoyable day in the saddle with many commenting on the hardwork that the committee had done to ensure a great range of events for the show.
The Memorial Hall saw all things pretty on show with the Quilts, Knitting and Needlework being appreciated by young and old. The intricate details of the entrants was delicate and beautiful with many entrants coming from all over the Monaro and Canberra to take part in this much loved part of the Dalgety Show.
The pavilion is now named the Charlie Roberson Pavilion and it was wonderful to have his wife Sheila and former pavilion attendant Mr Keith Bennett in attendance to officially open the pavilion in honour of our much loved former Pavilion Superintendent Charlie. The 2017 show marked the first time that Charlie had not been at the show since its inception but what a wonderful legacy for his family and friends to see on Sunday.
Our results of all sections will be posted on the website over the next week or so as they are collated by the entry secretary.
On behalf of the 2017 Dalgety Show committee and President Julie Hedger, we thank everyone that attended the show, entered events, showed their wares and of course those that volunteered a few hours to help bring the best little show on earth to the masses.
See you all in 2018.
The 2017 Main Schedule is now available here.
The Dalgety Show Society Inc. is a devoted group of people who feel strongly about the future of rural Australia and understand the importance of local Shows. Every year the committee organises for the Dalgety Show, new and exciting events to keep the show fresh and appealing to not only the residents of the Snowy River Shire but visitors to the Snowy Mountains and the Monaro. The Dalgety Show Society Inc. welcomes new members. Membership costs just $7.50 per person or $15 per family.