Kiama Show 2016: blog

5.30pm: The Gumboot throwing competition is being hotly contested as we speak.

5.10pm: Unfortunately organisers have had to call off the rodeo tonight at Kiama Show due to slippery conditions.

5.03pm: So many cute animal at the Pet Show!

3.54pm: A small storm has cooled things off here at the show, but it has not deterred the entrants in the Pet Show, they are streaming through the gate! 

3.30pm: The working Stock Horse class – An Australian tradition lives on. 

The Australian Stock Horse working class - Kiama Show 2016

2.25pm: The proposed council merger is a hot topic at the Kiama Show this year – even in the children’s section!

Big council versus little council, complete with "We shall not be merged" banner.

Big council versus little council, complete with "We shall not be merged" banner.

2pm: Clydesdales now making an appearance and the baby goats are making plenty of racket at the petting zoo.

1.30pm: If you missed some of the Kiama Show preview you can check out one of our local stories on the Downes family here.  

1.22pm: Showjumping in hyperlapse!

1.08pm: Congratulations to junior exhibitor, Matilda Kristen with her prize-winning arrangement in an egg cup.

12.52pm: Practise makes perfect!

Ned Calcraft prepares his horse for the jump-off.

Ned Calcraft prepares his horse for the jump-off.

12.15pm: Come for a spin around the exhibits!

12.03pm: The junior paraders are about to make their way into the ring, Good luck Braeden Marsh, Shaun McParland and Courtney Marsh.

Braeden Marsh, Shaun McParland and Courtney Marsh are getting ready to take to the show ring.

Braeden Marsh, Shaun McParland and Courtney Marsh are getting ready to take to the show ring.

11.51pm: It was lovely to meet Brian Divers today at the show, you never know who you bump into. Brian worked in newspapers in London before moving to Australia. 

Hayley and Brian.

Hayley and Brian.

11.44am: Congratulations to local competitor Ned Calcraft taking out first place in the John and Margaret Hinton Showjump 1.15m with his mount Rothswaite Belvedere!

11.24am: Come and say hi to the Kiama Independent team at the show today! We are just outside the pavilion front door.

Intrepid reporters Brendan Crabb and Hayley Warden putting out the paper from the Kiama Show.

Intrepid reporters Brendan Crabb and Hayley Warden putting out the paper from the Kiama Show.

11.20am: The horses have taken centre stage, with show jumping in main arena.

10.30am: Is there a prettier spot for a country show than Kiama? I don’t think so!

10am: The cattle events are keeping everyone entertained – nothing like the smell of fresh cow pats in the morning!

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