The news article “Brumbies and the bush at Show” has full details on this story. It says: “Local vet Sheila Greenwell, known for her passion for rescuing wild horses, said there would be 12 riders including two stockmen and two dressage riders to show off the beauty of these horses caught in the wild. Sheila plans to tell the audience about the plight of the wild horse in Australia, and about the 10th Light Horse Regiment.” http://www.margaretrivermail.com.au/story/360068/brumbies-and-the-bush-at-show/?cs=1429
The event will run from 12 noon to 12.45 pm at the main arena on Sat, October 20th, with attractions of the show kicking off on Fri, October 19th.
Many fabulous events have been planned for the day, including a Breed House area that will feature wonderful horses from Arabs to Shetlands.
There will be sheepdog trials, show jumping, beef cattle, Friday night fireworks, Jonny Taylor’s performances, Doope Dog, the Margaret River brass band, photography displays, a sweetie run, Chook Lotto, official inauguration of the event by Margaret River Senior High School’s head girl and boy, the renowned exhibition hall, as well as the Sydney or Bush Roadshow.
A celebration of the Year of the Farmer, The Roadshow is a live animal theatre group focusing on Aussie folklore, and committed to preserving the Australian identity.
Shows will be choreographed to live music and songs, horsemanship, famous poetry, kelpies, comedy, whip cracking, shearing of sheep as well as trained lambs and sheep.
The kids’ literature section this year will include a limerick and poem section, with cash prizes to be won.
Adults coming to the show on Friday and Saturday will have the opportunity to win a door prize worth $500.
This year’s event is a smoke-free show, and kids have free admission.
About Margaret River & Districts Agricultural Show:
The first-ever Margaret River & Districts Agricultural Show was held in 1929 at Mr Higgin’s paddock. Following that show, the event was held on a location west of the train station for many years. In 1934 and succeeding years, except for a break during the period of war, the show has been held at Gloucester Park annually. Numerous improvements have been made to the event from time to time. Today, Margaret River & Districts Agricultural Show features a range of activities to suit all ages and interests.