Dairy and beef sections are returning to Morrinsville A&P Show next month on Saturday, March 7, after they weren’t run last year due to risk of spreading Mycoplasma Bovis.
Show president Bruce McRobbie says the show will run all breed competitions in both categories, however the classes that will go ahead will depend on how many entries are received. “We are not sure how many competitions will feature – but it’s a start to bringing back a traditional part of our show.”
Nonetheless a raft of trade stalls, entertainment and other animals will be onsite to bring town and country together for Morrinsville’s 103rd A&P show.
“This year we will feature wood chopping and strongman competitions and will also run a cowboy challenge demonstration in the equestrian section,” says Bruce.
An exciting variety of sideshows and rides will attract young and old alike. “Make sure you are there for the teddy bears’ picnic from 11am-12noon, and don’t forget the face painting, the petting zoo and Cherry the Clown.
“And there is something special about the sound of the pipes that sets the atmosphere and the Highland dancing is well-attended,” says Bruce.
Other entertainment includes the Wai Taiko Drummers, a rock climbing wall, country and western music, a sheep shearing demo, rock ‘n’ roll dancers, kapa haka groups and giant puzzles.
In the horse area will be one of the largest displays of Clydesdales in the Waikato, along with competitions for harness horses, dunn horses, miniatures, hacks, ponies and donkeys.
“Returning this year are two old favourites – Working Hunter and Round the Ring Jumping. Outside the equestrian world the show features sheep dog trials, and dairy goats and alpaca competitions. We run a young handlers’ event too.”
Bruce says trade sites will include tractors, motorcars, farm equipment, motorcycles, lawn mowers, chainsaws and more. Plus, vintage machinery and cars will be on display.
Five lucky gate ticket-holders will each win a $100 New World voucher donated by Farmlands Morrinsville – to be drawn throughout the day with the last draw between 2.15pm and 2.30pm. Winners must be present when drawn.
For more information and entry forms, visit: www.morrinsvilleshow.co.nz Or keep up-to-date on the show’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/themorrinsvilleshow