STATE Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin on Saturday (6 February 2021) will open the 2021 Tenterfield Show, this year billed as an action-packed and COVID-safe one-day event.
Ms Saffin congratulated Tenterfield Show Society Incorporated President Matt Duff, his three Vice Presidents – Peter Petty (Tenterfield Shire Mayor), Michael Maher and John Willcocks – on bucking the trend by persevering with the show where others had decided to cancel.
“Show Society Secretary Robyn Murray tells me 1919 was the only year the show has not gone ahead and that was because the showground was being used as a quarantine camp during the Spanish Flu pandemic,” Ms Saffin said.
“COVID has presented real challenges for show organisers but it is a feather in their cap that they have designed a program to keep exhibitors and showgoers busy from the 8.30am opening ceremony until when the bar shuts around midnight.
“I love our local shows because they bring the best of the country to town, and I’m looking forward to checking out all that the 2021 Tenterfield Show has to offer.
“Show Society Life Member and Tenterfield Showground Trust Land Manager Bruce Petrie will be giving me a mini tour of how NSW Government funding has been used to upgrade facilities at the showground, one of the most picturesque in Northern New South Wales.
“I was glad to have helped deliver these projects under the Showground Stimulus Funding Program and the Community Building Partnership Program.”
Ms Saffin also praised Senior Miss Showgirl entrants Mickela Black, Josie McIntyre, Emma O’Brien, Jessica Stuart and Courtney Watt, and all Junior Miss Showgirl entrants.
Other highlights this year include:
- Fifteen studs are exhibiting more than 60 head in the Stud Cattle Show with Speckle Park, Hereford, Brahman, Simmental, Droughtmaster, Red Poll and Santa Gertrudis breeds represented.
- The Australian Stock Horse feature show will run throughout the day, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Australian Stock Horse Society.
- A National Rodeo Association (NRA) rodeo will run from late afternoon into the night.
- A good showing of prime lambs is expected after a difficult few years.
- Local arts group Make It Tenterfield will be staging a Makeiteers Fashion Parade, featuring upcycled and recycled clothing made by local people.
- Pavilion exhibits are healthy, particularly with winning entries from the Capture Tenterfield photography competition, artworks, floral displays and farm produce.
- Cattle dog trials and stud sheep judging were to be completed tomorrow (Friday, 5 February 2021) ahead of show day.
BUCKJUMPER: Tenterfield resident Peter Reid’s winning photograph from the Capture Tenterfield photography competition held last year.
Thursday, 4 February 2020.