SHOW TIME: Chris Chunich, 7, on his pony Tinkerbell who he loves riding at the show.Photo: JoJo Newby
SHOW TIME: Chris Chunich, 7, on his pony Tinkerbell who he loves riding at the show.Photo: JoJo Newby

Last minute entries boost numbers at the show

HE'S never competed in a show or entered an exhibit in the pavilion, but Maclean Show Society president Brian Ferrie reckons there's just something to love about the local show.

"I've been coming to the show since I was a young kid, so probably 60 years or so," he said yesterday as he cast a watchful eye over the competitors in the Maclean show ring below.

"My favourite part of the show would have to be the ring events. I could sit here and watch them all day. Sideshow alley is also quite a spectacular sight to see."

One person who was competing this year was Chris Chunich, 7, along with his horse Tinkerbell.

"I've been riding Tinkerbell for about a year. It's lots of fun," Chris said.

With a smile from cheek to cheek, it was obvious Chris shared a special bond with his horse as they cantered through the ring of the Maclean Showground

Mr Ferrie was confident of a successful show this year. "The weather just needs to behave itself and we'll have an absolute cracker of a show," he said.

Three days ago, show officials were beginning to worry about the low number of entries into the competitive horse classes.

Mr Ferrie said entries had come in strong in the final days and the show now boasted a large number of entries in the horse classes.

"The number of entries is as good as we've ever had, which is great," he said.

See the Maclean Showgirl announced, grand parade, animal events, woodchopping, Maclean Pipe Band, trotting, demolition derby, fireworks, Crackup Sisters and more.

For those heading along to the show, weatherzone.com.au predicts there is a chance of showers today and a top temperature of 26 degrees on the cards.

COST

  •  Adults $15,
  •  Child/Pen $8
  •  Family ticket $40


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