Plenty of action at this year’s Bingara Show

May 8, 2010

The Bingara Show Society committee, partly new, partly old, is working feverishly to put together the Bingara Show on the weekend of May 15 and 16.

This year’s show will be a great opportunity to catch up with friends, participate in the events, watch the locals competing against seasoned show campaigners, while keeping our heads up and being cheerful while this lovely weather lasts.

We are especially looking forward to showing off our Bingara Show Girl, Alex Stones who has just returned from a very rewarding trip to Sydney. Alex will be sashing bulls, kissing campdrafters and hugging babies throughout the weekend.

A visit to the pavilion is a must. The heady aroma of roses, the interesting produce, talented artworks on show, all an enormous effort by a small group of people dedicated to making the show a very special community event.

Assistance this year by the Gwydir Shire Council and students and teachers from the Bingara Central School will make the pavilion a big attraction.

The show rings, jumping, western pleasure and sporting events will be happening throughout the weekend, culminating in the Supreme Exhibits of the Show.

Campdrafting will start early on Saturday morning, as Johnny Gill lets the whole town know the 2010 Bingara Show is up and running. We have a new campdraft secretary,Helen Nicholle, who is on a steep learning curve, while enthusiastically throwing herself into the job. Cattle are getting harder to source in these dry times, so the time and effort the locals put in to help run our show is greatly appreciated.

Team Penning is a new event for this year’s show, which will be held on Saturday afternoon after the campdraft. The event will see teams of three mounted horsemen pit themselves against cattle, time and the announcers.

The Sunday campdraft will  be followed by the afternoon rodeo. Stuie Dixon has everything under control and assures us there will be plenty of young cowboys for the locals to swoon over.

However, if you can’t compete in that field, we will be having a tug-of-war during the rodeo, allowing plenty of time to flex and perform.

The Imperial/Tradies austag team can take out the finals two years running, but can they pull a rope? They don’t have an anchor like the Whatamob team, or the maturity of the Sporto team. Can they take another title in this town?
Competitors please note that waivers must be signed before competing.

Come along and join in the fun for the weekend.

All stewards and helpers please note, there will be a working bee on Mother’s Day, this Sunday at the showground. If we all get there early, we can leave early and enjoy the rest of the day with the hard working mothers we appreciate so much.