Woodenbong Show attracts huge crowd

The 2019 Woodenbong 28th Annual Show was held on May 5 and the dignitaries at the official opening were John Norris, Show Society President Stewart Grimmett, Mayor Danielle Mulholland of Kyogle Council, Mayor Peter Petty Tenterfield Shire Council and wife Kate, Ray Reid and Neil Reid.

The Show provided outstanding exhibits, events, show jumping, dog show, children's activities, stalls, and food was available and much socialising took place, with all attracting a huge crowd who appreciated all the hard work done by the Show Committee and on such a sunny day.


In the Pavilion the "Most Outstanding Exhibit - Pavilion - Open" was Shirley Hardcastle with her beautifully made "Snowman Quilt". The Photography Section was well supported with Andrea McIntosh being awarded with "Best in Section" 1st, 2nd and 3rd plus the Encouragement award. In the Primary age group, Clay Shaw 1st and 3rd "Any other Subject Primary Student". Isla Shaw received the Encouragement Prize. Scrapbooking Section was won by Sallyann Scarlett for Single page, 1st for Double page and the Card Section Pam Scarlett 1st and 2nd and 3rd was Christine Reid.

An Outstanding cattle section: Supreme Champion Pen of Heifers - Neil and Steven Reid, Champion Led Steer - Ironpot Past Heavy Limo Steer, Junior Bull - Champion Satben Why Not, Senior Bull - Champion Greenpark Northern, Junior Female - Champion TCW Naomi Campbell Diamond Creek Limos, Senior Female - Greenpark Lacey, Supreme Beef Exhibit - Champion TCW Naomi Campbell Diamond Creek Limos, Junior Judging - 1st Olivia O'Reilly, 2nd Myles Wellman, 3rd Tayla Dawson.

Many equestrian events and show jumping enthralled the crowds. Supreme Champion Hack:

Rider; Lindsay Blanch, Horse; Dicavalli Royal Gustav. Supreme Champion Led Exhibit: Owner; Megan Perrin, Horse; Pretty. Champion Led Welsh Mountain Pony: Lliangollen li w Christabelle, Owner; Carrie Furry, Riden Welsh: Lliangollen Christabelle. Supreme Champion Quarter Horse Exhibit: Misty Bayokie, Owner; A. Hamilton. Supreme Champion Colorama Exhibit: Sonny Bill, Owner; C. Jennings. Supreme Champion Palomino Exhibit: My Tuff Acres of Gold, Owner; Casey Ward Jones. Junior Jumping Class 401: Carlee Thomas, Horse; Missile. Class 412: Carlee Thomas, Horse; Chaos.

Grand Parade winner in cattle section Olivia O'Reilly. Grand Parade winner in horse section

Colleen McQueen. Supreme Champion Working Stock Horse: Glenarthan Little Oak, Owner; Colleen McQueen. Sporting Woodenbong Challenge: Under 12y; Brooke Brennan 12 to 17 years: 1st Ruby Hansen 2nd Emily Weston. Over 17y 1st Jasmin Carmicle 2nd Mckallah Williams 3rd Megan Green.

The Championship Dog Show showcased 255 entrants with 'Best in Show': M. Morrow with Boxer: Champion Kedsar Some Kinda Wonderful".

Horse Sports and Novelty Events were held and the "Young Farmers Challenge" was exciting. Many enjoyed the helicopter rides for viewing of the beautiful mountain terrain.

Stewart Grimmett the President of the Woodenbong Show Committee wished to thank all of his Fellow Committee Members and the very willing band of volunteers who contributed to the overall success of the Show.