Tyrendarra Show Wrap Up

The 102nd Tyrendarra Agricultural Show was held on Saturday 9th of February 2019 and was again a success.  While the day started with early morning rain and wind, by late morning the sun was out and the show in full swing.

Most sections had similar entries numbers to previous year while a few sections were down on entries which may prompt some rethinks by stewards on classes.  The blokes cookery section continues to grow with lots of chocolate cakes and scones, making the judges work extra hard.  Cattle, Sheep, Wool and Poultry had good numbers and it was good to see so many youth exhibiting animals.  Our Stockman’s Challenge, which is run on the Sunday (due to room constants) had record numbers with 99 horse/riders’ entries.

To try to keep our show successful, our committee and section stewards continue to try to think of new relevant classes for both adults and juniors. We had a number of new classes that were successfully trailed, My Favourite Cake, a Honey section and Hard-Boiled egg decorated as a Emoji or Farm Animal. 

We continue to struggle for new younger committee members and section stewards to carry on the show into the future and help with set up and pack up.  We also continue to manage a small budget while providing quality entertainment for all ages. Many entertainment options are quite expensive for a little show and incur travel and accommodation costs, with key committee members constantly looking for grant/sponsorship options to cover entertainment costs.

We have found social media, particular Facebook and our website to be invaluable cheap options to get our event and section classes out to the masses.  We also thank our local media outlets which continue to support our show with editorial features and interview opportunities.  We also have to say a huge thank you to our many many sponsors, stewards, helpers and patrons who make the show a great event year after year. Our small dedicated committee must again get a big pat on the back for another successful show, lets hope for many more.

President - Anne Burley

Lang Lang Show Wrap Up

A new initiative for 2019 is VAS is asking shows to send us a report about how their show went. Here is the show wrap up from Lang Lang Show.

Show Day dawned with wonderful weather. Entries were up in most sections, we had a Stud Sheep section for the first time in many years, with 88 sheep entered.

Beef Cattle Spectacular had 28 cattle.

Poultry, 68 birds.

Dogs had 580 entries.

Horse entries were very high and the day went off without a problem.

The pavilion was well patronised with art & craft entries up but jams, jellies & preserves were down.

Attendance numbers were about the same as last year, with quite a few new locals attending due to new estates in the town.

Thank you to the many volunteers who helped make the Lang Lang Show a success.

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2019 VAS Ltd Saddle Horse Championships Results & Scores

The 2019 championships was held on the 5th & 6th January at the Bendigo Showgrounds with record entries we had over 1000 individual entries, around 300 horses & over 200 exhibitors. VAS also conducted three state finals over the weekend, which were the Racing Victoria Off the Track Series, Alabar HERO Series and the Good Hands for Girls & Boys. Please see below a range of pictures from the weekend. Click here for the results and scores from the championships.